Tax Jobs And Hiring Tax Professionals: What You Need To Know Now!

While talking to numerous hiring professionals this week, I want to share happy hiring stories with you. Although the public accounting firms are known to trim staffs after tax season, many are looking at what they can do to keep their tax professionals in place. They will look at who they can retire early first and then they are trimming salaries across the board. However, the tax professionals may have a different experience on salaries since there are not enough of them available to meet the demand. You can be guaranteed the demand will rise as a result of all the stimulus legislation and economic impact payments coming out of Washington D.C. Additionally, governments around the world are now making changes to their tax laws. Tax professionals are in for a very strong future in the profession. Tax experts with the experience of the Tax Reform Act under President Reagan in 1986 and the Tax Cuts And Jobs under President Trump in 2017 know what is coming. The future is big business in the tax profession.

My executive search clients are calling to share behind the scenes stories occurring right now for tax professionals. A client I have in San Francisco, CA has four openings we have been retained to fill. There was a fifth but this Tax Manager starts from Monday at home. When the stay at home initiative is lifted they will work from the office. Here is what the client did during the pandemic. First, they assured all employees their jobs were safe; they shipped all employees a company computer to their home; they sent all employees a check for $500 to cover any internet connection upgrade costs required from their homes; they then gave them an extra $100 for their favorite charity. They consistently do so much more for their employees. If anyone has 2-10 years of experience with family offices, partnerships or investment groups contact me now as I will let you know if you have the tax qualifications to join this extraordinary corporate team.
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Find Tax Jobs - Kat Jennings

With three decades experience in executive tax search, it is important to teach you what happens behind the scenes as tax professionals reach out to find full-time, part-time, remote and gig tax jobs. The truth is the current system of finding a tax job in the tax profession is filled with multiple obstacles that impede success. This article is intended to enlighten you about the perception and the reality of finding a tax job today.

You will learn from the perspective of tax professionals searching for a tax job; and you will learn from the perspective of companies searching for tax professionals. You likely have heard the phrase “perception is reality” but the actual truth is that perception and reality are very different.

The Oxford Dictionary states “Perception is the way in which something is regarded, understood or interpreted” while “Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to the idealistic or notional idea of them. Reality is the way actual events actually unfold in the real world.” There is the perception and there is the reality involved in finding a tax job and knowing the difference will give you a significant competitive advantage.

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Kat- Find A Tax Job 2

One of the most important documents you create in your career is your professional resume and your online resume.

It is the first impression of who you are as a tax professional. With three decades experience reviewing more than one million resumes, I understand what it takes to get a tax professional an interview with a company; and why doors are literally shut on tax professionals being considered for a tax job within 15 seconds.

Early on in my executive search career, I ran into a myriad of obstacles connecting tax professionals with the corporate decision-makers who ultimately hire them. There are actually many obstacles that will be discussed; however, the biggest is often your resume presentation. This is when 99% of tax professionals get screened out of the interview process. A majority of tax professionals simply fail to gain an interview with the written resume they presented.

This was a scenario I saw over and over again; tax professionals eliminated within 15 seconds because the person reviewing their resume did not understand it or it did not contain the information the company was searching for in a person. In my opinion, a resume screens you in or out in 15 seconds and then if they like what they see they will spend maybe three minutes more before they make a decision to see you.

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Kat Jennings, Find Tax Job, Tax Recruiter

Three types of tax professionals have their Professional Profiles in TaxConnections Worldwide Directory of Tax Professionals:

1) Tax Professionals Creating Higher Visibility/Authority
2) Tax Professionals Developing New Business
3) Tax Professionals In Transition

When a tax professional is looking for a new tax opportunity and registers to Find Tax Jobs, the first thing they receive is a series of messages that coaches members through the process of attracting key decision-makers to them.

Everything has changed about finding a tax job and if you do not know how to navigate the process you are at a huge disadvantage. Having personally placed thousands of tax professionals throughout my tax search career, I know how it works more than anyone. I see every mistake people make and want to reach out and help all of you through what is often a heartfelt process. I genuinely want every tax professional to succeed as my life work has been about helping you. Never give up-follow us and we will show you the way.

Today, I give you a bit of inspiration that I must credit to the They were kind enough to send it to me and now I share this with each and every one of you.


1831 – Failed in business

1833 – Defeat for Legislature

1833 – Second failure in business

1836 – Suffered nervous breakdown

1838 – Defeated for Speaker

1840 – Defeated for Elector

1843 – Defeated for Congress

1848 – Defeated for Congress

1855 – Defeated for Senate

1856 – Defeated for Vice President

1858 – Defeated for Senate


My path was worn and slippery. My foot slipped from

under me, knocking the other out of the way. But I

recovered and said to myself, it’s a slip and not a fall.

~ Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President



TaxConnections CEO Kat Jennings is hosting a valuable conference call on Friday, May 18th2018 at 9:00AM PDT/10:00AM MT/11:00AM CT/12:00NOON EST specifically to teach tax professionals how to be more successful finding a tax job or consulting roles. As a globally recognized tax search expert with a long list of clients, Kat will teach you what you need to know! Most people are in the dark what to do and Kat brings you into the spotlight!

Want to stop wasting time submitting your resume to company portals? Want to know why companies never respond to your resume submissions? Want to know why there are more tax jobs out there today but people cannot find you? Want to learn the challenges hiring authorities encounter to find you? It is nearly impossible to succeed until you understand the barriers to success and how to break down the walls preventing you from getting to the decision-makers.

There is a lot that prevents you from getting an interview and I will teach you how to get key decision makers to notice you! After years teaching senior tax executives how to get to the top, I will teach you how to do it. All you need to do is listen in on a conference call (no webinar, just a call in conference limited to the first 400 tax professionals).

This session is for tax professionals exclusively who want to find employment or consulting projects.

Go to this link and click on radio dial “To Find A Tax Job” for information that will help you even when you are not looking.

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 9:00AM PDT/10:00AM MT/11:00AM CT/12:00 NOON EST

Call In Number: 605.562.0400/ Access Code 946 5628

Have questions? Contact Kat Jennings.


Looking For A Tax Job? Looking For New Tax Consulting Clients? Tax Professionals Are Invited To Conference Call Today Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:00PM PDT /2:00PM MT/ 3:00PM CT/4:00PM EST

TaxConnections CEO Kat Jennings is hosting a rare conference call on Friday, May 11th2018 at 1:00PM PDT/2:00PM MT/3:00PM CT/4:00PM EST specifically to teach tax professionals how to be more successful finding a tax job or consulting roles. As a globally recognized tax search expert with a long list of clients, Kat will teach you what you need to know! Most people are in the dark what to do and Kat brings you into the spotlight!

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Years ago, I was invited to Thomas Jefferson School of Law by Professor and Assistant Dean William H. Byrnes to speak to his students in the Tax Program in San Diego, CA.  Professor Brynes has since moved on to Texas A&M as the Executive Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Special Projects. What you will learn is that Professor Byrnes was the first person I ever observed start long distance learning programs for Read More