Associate Tax Accountant
(Female, Age 35) from Madison, WI
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Associate Tax Accountant|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||6 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work for a company that provides landline and cellular telephone services. I work in the tax department – private tax accounting. We prepare around 300 corporate tax returns each year
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Assist in prepration of corporate tax returns.Document imaging of returns for records retention and SOX requirements
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health, dental, 401K, tution reimbursement, stock purchase
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I generally work on my own, but as part of a larger group. There are times when we do projects together. I also provide assistance to other departments and business units, so yes, I do work with others.
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.
Larger office professional building (for the size of the city I live in)Top of the line computer and software
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 1
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted resume online
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
I interviewed with two of my managers, as well as the VP of tax
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes – the training is ongoing and changes as tax laws change
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Somewhat. I trained with co-workers and my job was actually created for me – it didn’t exist before me, so we developed it together.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Somewhat, although accounting coursework is not all that specific to corporate tax
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?
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
attention to detail, understanding of tax laws (in various states, as well as federally) Ability to work under extremely time sensitive deadlines
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Patience, positive attitude and accuracy
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, it has been very helpful and relative towards the degree I am pursuing
What are your current career goals?
I hope to continue on to obtain my CPA and Masters degree. Eventually I would like to be a contractor and work from my home
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Associate Tax Acoountant||six years||35000||Assist in the preparation of corporate tax returns, including consolidated, unitary and separate filing state returns|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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