3 Reasons You Should Get Your Professional Tax Preparer Certification

In the world of accounting, there are far too many who limit themselves to what they learned getting their CPA degrees. They enter the workforce and find an acceptable job and stay relatively comfortable for their entire career. While this can be safe and expected, it may also be limiting your earning potential, dreams, and future possibilities. At Universal Accounting, our entire mission is to help you continue your education to become the best accountant you can be, and to keep your options wide and lucrative. One of the best options is to become certified as a professional tax preparer.

What is a Professional Tax Preparer?

A professional tax preparer has particular skills and knowledge applicable to the tax code and can use careful training to prepare taxes more effectively for themselves and clients. More than just your family or business accountant who is taking care of your finances, a professional tax preparer is well versed in all the different tax benefits and programs which can benefit citizens or businesses.

3 Reasons You Should Get Your Professional Tax Preparer Certification

  1. Further Specialization. This certification allows you a deeper insight into the American tax code and federal laws surrounding it. You will better understand how to file your own taxes and how to help others. You can maximize your tax filing for profits, and become a better accountant in the process.
  2. Career Value. By taking this step, you immediately become more valuable. If you work for a firm or company, you become an asset that can earn them more money through tax filing – which often leads to a raise or promotion. If you work for yourself, you now have more clout and reputation you can use to increase your client pool .
  3. Increased Revenue. It may come in the form of a raise from your very happy company. It may come in the form of being able to break out into your own firm and maximizing your own profits. It may come through taking on private clients during the tax season and helping prepare their taxes as a side hustle or temporary gig. No matter what, this certification spells major dollars and cents for all who achieve it.

What are you waiting for? Professional tax preparer certification makes all the difference for accountants who are stagnant or bored in their current jobs, or for people looking to make a career change. And we can help you do it.

 

Start & Build Your Accounting Firm

Starting and Building a Successful Accounting, Bookkeeping and/or Tax Practice takes commitment and dedication. Taking action to move forward is key. Following a proven plan insures your goals. Work with Universal Accounting Center to guarantee your business success.

Universal Accounting® Mission

Our Mission Statement promises: To equip students with the education, skills and confidence needed to enjoy a successful career in full-charge accounting, bookkeeping and tax.

We assist accounting and tax firms in building more profitable client bases. We help individuals start and enhance their careers in accounting and tax so that they can receive the promotions that they deserve and earn what they are worth. We take businesses from red to black so that they can be successful and increase their profits.

Universal Accounting® believes that the role of accounting is a proactive one. The accountant should be the Growth and Profit Expert; regular accounting is the asset that every business needs in order to be profitable. Universal Accounting® is committed to creating a positive paradigm shift in the role that accounting plays in business.

Remember; “If it’s about accounting, it’s Universal.”

Like most professions there are many areas to specialize and accounting is no different. It’s more than just the titles of Accountant, Bookkeeper, Tax Preparer. It’s industry, certification, education. When choosing to work with small businesses, more than 90% of the economy, there are certain designations that represent that emphasis such as a Professional Bookkeeper, Professional Tax Preparer, QuickBooks Specialist, QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Who are you? What do you do in your accounting career?

How can you become a Profit and Growth Expert?

Being one of the “Best of the Best” home-based businesses to start and build Accounting, Bookkeeping and Tax have many advantages. Learn why this is worth pursuing and what to do to succeed.

Often when starting a business there are a number of questions that we ask ourselves. Understand the marketing for accounting, bookkeeping and tax services. Learn what you can expect as you start and build your accounting practice.

Working with small businesses as an accountant or bookkeeper is a unique service. It is key to the success of the client but often the business owners struggle to understand the information and services being offered.

The Professional Bookkeeper training certifies bookkeepers as being proficient in the day to day application of accounting in small business. It helps the account and bookkeeper market and service the small business community with an emphasis on getting and keeping the clients.

Become a Successful Professional Bookkeeper
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Within small business QuickBooks is the most common software in use. Because of this most any accountant, bookkeeper and/or tax preparer needs to be competent with its use. Often times the success and profitablity of a bookkeeping firm is directly tied to its use and profiency with QuickBooks.

Become a QuickBooks Specialist, QS with the Professional Bookkeepers Guide to QuickBooks.

Becoming a tax expert is more than just doing taxes. Become certified in the preparation of individual and business returns.

Get the skills to have the confidence and competence to start and build a successful accounting practice as a Professional Tax Preparer, PTP.

Follow a turnkey system to building a successful accounting practice. For more than 35 years Universal Accounting Center has identified the process to find and service business clients.

For those interested in proactive business accounting software BizBench is the solution. Rather than guess how a business compares to industry standards run this report and with the help of RMA data see how the business compares. Get action items to use throughout the year to improve margins and ratios.

Taking an established accounting practice and helping it expand into the premier accounting service is the focus of the Universal Practice Builder. Whether is it getting more clients and/or offering more services this is the program to follow.

Helping business have access to the capital and line of credits that they need is key. Becoming a Financing Consultant enables you to properly assist and prepare the necessary documents for them.

Learn how to market and offer these services. Get paid well for your services.

Often within the accounting community itself there is confusion between what is accounting, and what is bookkeeping. Forget the lay person and let’s have a candid discussion. What services should you offer?

Some choose to refer to bookkeeping as write-up work, it’s bookkeeping.

* Disclaimer, unfortunately there are some states where the terms accountant and accounting have been regulated such that regardless the services offered only CPA’s or degreed accountants can refer to themselves as such. This is no different than a doctor doing the work of a nurse and still referring to themselves as a doctor. If you are paid to be a nurse, and you do nursing, your a nurse.

When working with small businesses there are specific accounting credentials and or designations that represent qualified accounting services.

Professional Bookkeeper, PB
* Proficient in the day-to-day accounting procedures in small business
* Accounting, Bookkeeping, Write-up services

QuickBooks Specialist
* Certified in the use of QuickBooks as a bookkeeper

Professional Tax Preparer
* Certified in the preparation of Individual and Business Returns

Accounting is the Language of Business. As an accountant do we interpret the bookkeeping for the small business to use. Are we a good doctor helping and advising our clients or a coroner, only see them at the end of the year when it is too late? Become a Profit and Growth Expert.

Listen to Bill Brough as he describes his Successful Tax Practice. Consider his likes and preferences as you start and build your practice.

Working with small business owners often involves giving accounting information to individuals who struggle to understand the information. Becoming a Profit and Growth Expert enables you to communicate the accounting information in a way that a business owner can understand and use in the day to day operations. Understanding what the accounting information says about a business empowers the owner to make more informed decisions. Become for your clients a Profit and Growth Expert

Now What?

UAC & Freshbooks

UAC & FreshbBooks Cloud Accounting Software, Online CoursesUniversal Accounting Center is committed to help accounting professionals with the training and resources to excel in their careers.  For this reason we are excited to be working with FreshBooks.

UAC & FreshbBooks Cloud Accounting Software, Online CoursesRoger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting shared, “FreshBooks is a great cloud accounting software for bookkeepers and their clients.  Every accountant should be familiar with it”

With our Professional Bookkeeper program, you’ll understand the paper to pencil bookkeeping processes, have hands on practice by going through 11 different industries, and become certified as a Professional Bookkeeper. Knowing that the next step is to become familiar with an accounting software that will make things much easier for your practice, and FreshBooks is one to consider. With their easy to use tools, and mobility it’ll prove to be a beneficial tool for your firm.

Incorporated with our Professional Bookkeeper program you’ll have access to FreshBook’s supplement material as well as an extended free trial to consider for your practice.

To check out our Professional Bookkeeper please go to:

Professional Bookkeeper™ Certification

More information about Universal Accounting can be found by calling 1-800-343-4827 or visiting www.universalaccountingschool.com.

To check out FreshBooks please go to: https://www.freshbooks.com/pages/universalaccounting

 

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UAC Partners Up With CrushEmpire

 CrushEmpireUniversal Accounting Center is motivated to help our students become successful in achieving their goals, most of which is to become an Enrolled Agent after completing the Professional Tax Preparer program.  To help our Professional Tax Preparer students, we’ve teamed up with CrushEmpire which provides the best test prep materials for those seeking certifications as CPA’s, CFA’s, Enrolled Agent (EA) and more.

With our Professional Tax Preparer program, and the help of CrushEmpire our students will have the training and resources available for the opportunity to achieve the EA certification.

Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting CenterRoger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center said: “As a school it’s important to know we are doing our part to help our graduates achieve their career goals.  With Crush Empire they have the ability to continue in their studies to become the most they can as accounting professionals – Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s) and Enrolled Agents (EA’s)”

Professional Tax Preparer ProgramFor information regarding our Professional Tax Preparer Program please go here: https://universalaccountingschool.com/get-certified/professional-tax-preparer-certification/

More information about Universal can be found by calling 1-800-343-4827 or visiting www.universalaccountingschool.com.

For information regarding CrushEmpire please go here:
https://crushtheeaexam.com/

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Profit First Professionals & UAC

Profit First Professionals & UACRon Saharyan, co-founder and managing director of Profit First Professional is happy to announce this new opportunity for accounting professionals.

We are thrilled to partner with Universal Accounting. The purpose of our partnership with UA is to help accounting professionals grow their practice and better serve their clients. This partnership delivers on that promise.

 

Profit First Professionals & UACOffering accounting professionals the tools and training to provide their clients the needed services to succeed in business is true to the mission of Universal Accounting Center.  For this reason it was only natural to give our students the opportunity to enroll in and certify as Profit First Professionals.  The future of accounting is helping clients as a trusted advisor.  Giving them the direction they need to insure their profits will become more important and a key service within any accounting firm.

Roger Knecht, president of UACRegarding this announcement Roger Knecht, president of UAC said, “Helping our students train and become Profit First Professionals is a natural extension of the training we’ve offered for years.  Enabling our students the become Profit & Growth Experts has been an essential part of our training for years.  To now have a program that certifies their skills gives our graduates the confidence and competence to earn the money they deserve as they work with their clients.”

The key elements of this offer will be:

Profit First Professionals and Universal AccountingLooking forward to the New Year Ron Saharyan says “Profit First Professionals and Universal Accounting are an extremely compelling integrated solution for accounting firms looking to improve their performance while maximizing their profitability. A true benefit to accounting firms and the customers they serve”

Profit First Professional (PFP), Mike MichalowiczMike Michalowicz, author and founder of Profit First Professional added, “The business of accounting is changing at warp speed. To succeed in the years ahead as an accountant or bookkeeper, you must be able to consult your clients on what the numbers mean, and what actions they need to take to move the business forward. And what business owners need most is consulting on profit. The graduates of the UAC / Profit First program will be positioned to do just that.”

Profit First Professional (PFP) For this and other reasons Universal Accounting Center (UAC), an accounting school for small business professionals announced their partnership with the Profit First Professional (PFP) as they continue to help the small business community world wide.

More information about Universal can be found by calling 1-800-343-4827 or visiting www.universalaccountingschool.com.

For further information about Profit First Professionals (PFP), visit the PFP website at http://www.profitfirstprofessionals.com/

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