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Include These Tax Preparer Skills
- Knowledge of tax regulations
- Attention to details and accuracy
- Strong numeracy skills
- Integrity and respect for confidentiality
- Computer competences
- Customer service orientation
- Self-promotion skills for those who are self-employed
- Time management and being able to work to strict deadlines
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Dear Ms. Donaldson:
When I learned of Lumina Financial’s need for a Tax Preparer, I felt compelled to submit the enclosed resume. As an experienced and analytical tax accountant with an extensive background performing accounting and tax preparation functions while driving operational efficiency, I am well positioned to exceed your expectations for this role.
From preparing returns and analyzing fiscal liabilities to conducting research and recommending optimal tax strategies, I excel in providing comprehensive oversight of tax preparation activities. Furthermore, I possess a keen talent for building trusting and loyal relationships with clients to generate repeat and referral business. Additionally, my demonstrated success in managing special projects—along with my ability to coordinate and lead teams—prepares me to make a significant impact on your organization.
Consider the following highlights of my experience:
Leveraging expertise in tax planning to prepare detailed and accurate returns for individuals, corporations, estates, and partnerships while interfacing with both clients and the IRS to analyze and resolve questions and concerns.
Accurately and expeditiously managing client tax strategies and planning, due diligence, and general administrative tasks while maintaining up-to-date tax regulation knowledge and simultaneously reducing taxes owed.
Ensuring application of the appropriate credits, deductions, and tax liabilities according to Publication 17 Federal Code.
Excelling within deadline-driven environments while supervising and motivating staff to achieve maximum productivity.
With my experience in managing tax accounting operations, combined with my inherent interpersonal and organizational skills, I am ready to provide outstanding tax preparation service within your company. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing how I am prepared to make a strong contribution in this role.
Thank you for your consideration.
Richard J. Penn