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Tax Preparer



Accounting & Finance
Minnesota, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Who We Are

Paro leverages proprietary AI technology to match our highly vetted experts with companies on an on-demand, hourly basis to solve their problems and drive growth. We have curated a network of prestigious firms who are embracing the gig economy.

What we offer

Paro empowers top industry experts to reimagine work, escape the 9-to-5 grind, and build a thriving business - all while increasing your earning potential and improving your quality of life. We do this by providing you access to client work through our managed marketplace and support your growing business by handling the marketing, operations, and business development so you can focus on doing what you’re best at.

What You’ll Do

You may partner with CPA firms to provide support to multiple clients. CPA firms range from local boutique accounting firms to top 100, US-based public accounting firms.

Below is a list of potential tasks you might be assigned with a CPA Firm client, including but not limited to:

  • Prepare and review federal, state, and local tax returns for individuals, businesses, and organizations, ensuring compliance with relevant tax laws and regulations.
  • Provide proactive tax planning advice to clients, identifying opportunities to minimize tax liabilities, maximize deductions, and optimize overall tax positions.
  • Stay updated on changes in tax legislation and regulations, conduct research on complex tax issues, and provide guidance to clients and internal teams on tax implications and strategies.
  • Interact with clients to gather tax-related information, provide guidance on tax compliance requirements, and address any questions or concerns they may have regarding their tax obligations.
  • Assist clients in meeting their tax compliance obligations, including filing deadlines, estimated tax payments, and any other required tax-related filings.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of tax returns and related documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and adherence to applicable tax laws and regulations.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships, demonstrating a deep understanding of their business and tax needs, and providing exceptional service to promote client satisfaction and loyalty.

What You Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field. Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Enrolled Agent (EA) are preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in tax preparation and planning, with a focus on serving clients at top 400 accounting firms.
  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local tax regulations, including experience with individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns. Familiarity with international tax matters is a plus.
  • Proficiency in using tax software applications such as Lacerte, ProSystem fx, CCH, or similar platforms. Experience with tax research tools and resources is highly desirable.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to review complex tax documentation and identify potential errors or omissions.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with the capability to analyze complex tax situations and provide innovative solutions.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to explain complex tax concepts to clients in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, and handle multiple engagements simultaneously, while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Ability to adapt to changing tax laws and regulations, as well as evolving client needs and priorities.
  • Upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality when handling sensitive client tax information.
  • At least 20 hours per week of availability

Our Vetting Process

  1. Register to join our exclusive network- this is where you will begin the process of building out your expert profile
  2. Based on your profile we will invite you to a live video interview with one of our Expert Recruiters
  3. If we believe you’re a potential fit for our network we will invite you to complete a quick skills assessment based on your experience and desired work engagements
  4. If you pass our skills test, you will be invited to complete a background screening and finalize your profile to be accepted into our network

**Please note: This role is for our Talent Network, not our Core Team.