Tax Preparer 

(Female, Age 27) from Jamaica, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Tax Preparer
Salary $25,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Jamaica, NY
Years Experience 1 year

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a small business with three empolyees. We have a website that offers to prepare the taxes of people for low fees. We have a online chat room to assist clients.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I assit with perparing taxes, answer the phones, check for errors on returns, efile returns, prepare mail that will be going out, assistin on online chat session, etc.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I am well under compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I like my job because I work mostly alone. The owner doesn’t come in until 1-2 pm everyday.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
It is located in a home

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 1
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 8
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Just got out of bed and ready for work
8am to 9am Left for work
9am to 10am Go to work and checked emails
10am to 11am Went and did return that were submitted
11am to 12pm still working on returns
12pm to 1pm still doing returns
1pm to 2pm checked emails and assist some clients that called in
2pm to 3pm took a break and called my sister
3pm to 4pm went back to returns
4pm to 5pm got read to go home
5pm to 6pm left for the day
6pm to 7pm
7pm to 8pm
8pm to 9pm
9pm to 10pm
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

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How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
I found it on the internet

What was the application process?
submitted a resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes I had an interview with the business owner.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
If I knwo how to do taxes, if I knew the computer well and if I had experience in customer services.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes he is a great guy

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I always taught myself things. I just read some books on taxes and knew how to do them

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I am going to go to a Bible collge

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would tell them to do research before getting into the tax business. I would look around to se what the pay rate is and then look into opening my own tax business.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Well they should know how to do a tax return, have cusotmer service experience and work well with other’s. You also need patience with demanding clients!!!!!!!!!

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Um it depends on what you already know. I know that the IRS has workshop to help you learn more on the tax business

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Trust in God and research as much information you can get on taxes. Things change every where so just be prepared for the following tax year.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No I want to serve God

What are your current career goals?
To go to a Bible college and strive for my doctorate degree.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
No I think anyone could do this job or any job if they put their minds to it.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Admin assistant 1 yr 30000 assist with payroll and help woth schedules
Prior Job 2 program leader 2 years stipend Worked with elementary and middle school childern, created curriculm for students of afterschool program.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:2.75

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.75 interboro college business administration
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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