What's it like to be a Taxation Accountant?
Taxation Accountants (also known as Tax Accountants) are responsible for analysing, reporting and providing advice on fiscal and taxation issues to individuals or organisations.
Tasks and duties
- Preparing, submitting and managing tax, financial, and BAS statements.
- Undertaking audits and advising on tax implications on purchases and sale of businesses, mergers and capital financing.
- Identifying areas where businesses can reduce tax, make claims and increase profit.
Not only do Tax Accountants manage tax statements and returns, they also provide advice on financial and tax matters, and handle disputes with taxation authorities.
Understanding regulations, laws and acts about the taxation system is a key attribute of a Tax Accountant.
What can I earn as a Taxation Accountant?
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How to become a Taxation Accountant
- Complete a Bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance. Alternatively, complete a postgraduate qualification, such as a Master of Professional Accounting. This is a two-year degree for students with previous tertiary qualifications.
- Apply to participate in a Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) program or apply to become a member of a recognised accounting institution, such as the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
- There are many opportunities for Tax Accountants; consider becoming Taxation Consultant or moving into management.
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