The Internal Revenue Service’s April 18 filing deadline has come and gone — a big sigh of relief for accounting professionals. But the needs of clients in today’s economy makes tax preparation a year round job. It’s a great time to get tax preparer training to offer to small businesses who just dealt with the headache of filing a business return on their own.
This time of year presents a fantastic opportunity to expand the services you offer to your clients and sharpen up on the ever changing waves of tax code. Universal Accounting has the tax preparer training you need to attract quality clients.
Accountants are especially busy this time of year, and you definitely deserve a break (if you can take one) as the filing deadline passes. But, once you’re ready, it’s good to consider new sources to add to your reservoir of expertise in the accounting industry.
The loss of institutional expertise is one of the ten most critical issues the accounting field is facing, Accounting Today reports. That is a critical issue for big firms, but also opens up a wind of opportunity for small businesses. Why not increase the value you can provide your clients by becoming an enrolled agent or offering consultant services?
As tax preparation accountants, it’s crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest changes in tax laws, regulations, and software. One way to do this is by taking advantage of the less busy season to receive additional training. This downtime provides an opportunity to hone your skills, learn new techniques, and explore new areas of expertise that can benefit your clients.
By investing time and resources in training, you can increase your value as an accountant, expand your knowledge base, and improve your efficiency during the busy season. It also allows you to offer a wider range of services to your clients, which can lead to increased revenue and improved client satisfaction.
In addition to technical skills, training can also help develop soft skills such as communication, time management, and client relationship management. These skills are critical for building long-lasting relationships with clients and establishing trust and credibility in the industry.
Overall, taking the time to invest in additional training during the less busy season can provide numerous benefits to tax preparation accountants. It can improve your technical and soft skills, expand your knowledge base, and ultimately benefit your clients and your business.
Learning proven processes
Universal Accounting Center has a dearth of training courses that guide you through all levels of expertise in tax preparer training, from filing individual returns all the way to offering outsourced CFO services and consulting work. Since 1979, Universal’s team of coaches have helped accounting professionals become the premier accounting firm in their area.
Becoming an enrolled agent is a fantastic way to improve the quality of the services you provide because you can represent your clients before the IRS in the case of an audit. To further maximize the value you can bring to clients, consider enrolling in Universal Accounting’s Business Builder program to confidently work as an outsourced CFO and consult small businesses on their key decisions.
How to start learning
Getting the tax preparer training you desire can be a bit of an intimidating prospect if you’re on your own. While there are a number of free videos out there to learn the basics of accounting, there’s nothing that can lift your accounting business like the expertise of a fellow professional.
Universal Accounting’s mission is to help accounting professionals achieve their ideal lifestyle by making the most of their time working with clients. This means providing quality services beyond filing returns. A great place to start learning for free is with Universal Accounting’s Lead Generation & Automation Webinar where you can learn how to leverage artificial intelligence to attract new clients while you’re working on other projects.
Enrolling Universal Accounting’s Professional Tax Preparer course will put you on the path to providing expansive services to your clients, and you’ll be paired with academic and marketing coaches to help you apply what you learn with clients. To learn more about how you can get started, call Universal Accounting Center at 877-801-8080. Or, set a time to discuss how you can achieve your professional goals when it’s convenient for you HERE.