Tax Accounting Programs in Florida
If you are a highly ethical person who has strong mathematical skills, you could excel in a career as a tax auditor. It can be a rewarding position for people who enjoy a bit of detective work. You also need professional communication skills to work with individuals and business owners who are upset about being audited.
Most Florida employers prefer that tax auditors have the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. This exam is given by the Florida Board of Accountancy. It consists of four sections that you must pass with a rolling 18-month period. These sections include:
- Financial Reporting and Accounting
- Business Environment and Concepts
As of May 2020, accounting professionals earned an average salary of $74,960 in Florida, while tax preparers here earned an average salary of $47,100. Between 2018 and 2028, the number of accountant and auditor jobs in the state is projected to increase by 21%, and the number of tax preparer jobs is projected to increase by 18%.
About 9,040 annual job openings for accountants and 730 annual job openings for tax preparers are expected during this ten-year period leading to 2028 due to a combination of new job growth, retirements, and natural job turnover. Some of the major employers hiring tax auditors in Florida include:
- People First Florida HR
- Americaribe Florida, Inc.
- Visium Resources Inc. of Florida
- Noble House Hotels and Resorts
- Sage Hospitality Resources
- Platinum Resource Group
The hospitality industry is larger in Florida than in almost any other state. Businesses that serve vacationers need auditing help to ensure that tax forms are completed correctly. For this reason, there may be more tax auditor positions in the private sector than the public sector.
May 2020 Bureau of Labor Statistics salary and job market trends for accountants and auditors and tax preparers. Figures represent state data, not school specific information. Conditions in your area may vary. Data accessed April 2021.