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Tax clerk (m/f)
German: Steuerfachangestellte/r

Fields of work

Tax clerks find employment opportunities with tax consultants, chartered accountants, licensed public accountants, with tax consultancy firms and firms of chartered accountants, with licensed accountants and within other comparable sectors of trade and industry.

Professional experience

  • Select accounting systems and draw up charts of accounts
  • Open accounts
  • Assign business transactions to accounts, enter such transactions in the accounts, and balance the accounts
  • Check account assignments undertaken by clients
  • Draw up wage and salary accounts
  • Manage wage and salary accounts and draw up the necessary evidence and notifications
  • Prepare and draw up annual accounts and evaluate such accounts
  • Check and explain accounts documentation generated by computerised systems
  • Clarify facts and circumstances relevant to taxation
  • Check and explain tax assessment notices
  • Recognise economic and legal correlations
  • Work in a team
  • Conduct specific discussions with clients and other contact partners
  • Draw up tax registrations
  • Prepare tax declarations (VAT, income tax, trade tax and wealth tax returns)
  • File objections with the tax office
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail
  • Set up and manage files and ledgers, conduct specialist reference library work
  • Keep diaries of appointments and deadlines
  • Draw up written communications
  • Prepare documentation for appointments with clients or the fiscal administration
  • Use modern information and communication technologies

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.