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Entry Level Tax Preparer

Start a career and Get More in Return®. Jackson Hewitt offices are working hard for the hardest working, and we are on a mission to completely change the way our customers engage with their taxes. At Jackson Hewitt, you’ll find work that works for you and adds up. We’ve got flexibility, career development opportunities, and a chance to work in your neighborhood. We’ve got your back, since we are one of the nation’s largest retailers (nearly 6,000 locations). We have a passion for our employees and our customers. We recognize and appreciate our corporate and local office team members are our greatest assets.

As a Seasonal Tax Associate (Entry Level Tax Preparer), you will be responsible for providing guidance, explaining, preparing, and completing accurately tax-related forms for clients, including multiyear, multistate, year-end tax forms and provide clients with IRS audit support. Complete E-filing, provide printed copies of returns for clients to review, sign and e-file these forms to IRS and state agencies. 
Flexible Schedules Available: 
  • Day shift 
  • Night shift 
  • Weekends 
  • Weekdays 
  • Full-time or Part-time 

Are you: 
  • Looking to learn a new career and break into the tax industry? 
  • Someone with gaps in their work history or is looking to boost their skills and resume?  
  • Someone who is looking to get back into the workforce?
  • New to the workforce or with limited experience/education and a willingness to learn? 
  • Retired and want to continue to make an impact? 
  • Someone without a college diploma? No problem!
  • A Veteran or military personnel transitioning to civilian life?  
  • A military spouse, dependent, or caregiver seeking a seasonal opportunity? 
  • A recent college graduate or current college student? 
  • A stay-at-home parent who needs a flexible work schedule? 
  • A gig worker or looking to add a second income? 
  • Bilingual? Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply! 

What you’ll do here: 
  • Conduct face-to-face tax interviews with clients. 
  • Prepare complete and accurate tax returns. 
  • Generate business growth, increase client retention, and offer additional products and services. 
  • Provide clients with IRS audit support. 
  • Complete all related tax forms in accordance with policies, and in compliance with legislation and regulations.  
  • Collection and processing of clients’ payments while ensuring timely deposits.  
  • Marketing and business generation efforts. 
  • Furnishes taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion. 
  • Answer client calls via our national call center routing system. 
  • Answer questions and provide future tax planning to clients.  
  • Resolve client complaints or refers situations to supervisor (as appropriate) for resolution. 
  • Support office priorities through teamwork and collaboration. 

Skills you’ll bring for success: 
  • Passion for providing extraordinary customer service.  
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Basic knowledge of computer functions and math. 
  • Sales and/or marketing experience. 
  • Experience in accounting, finance, retail, bookkeeping or tax preferred. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field a plus! 
  • PTIN Certification: Yes 

What you’ll get if you join us:  
  • Eligible for year-end annual bonus program 
  • 401k with Company Match (eligible to participate after working first 1,000 hours)  
  • Medical Low Plan with Company HSA Match (eligible to participate after working 1,500 hours annually) 
  • Teladoc (Unlimited Teladoc sessions, $13 per month to seasonal employees) 
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Corporate discount program 
  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Free tax preparation training and PTIN registration 
  • Free tax filing services for all JH employees 
  • Professional development and continuous training 
  • Expand your leadership and operational knowledge 
  • Learn from the leaders how to best support clients during busy retail tax locations 
  • Make a visible impact within the organization 
  • Join a fast-paced, innovative culture with an open and collaborative environment 
  • Ample opportunity to develop core and new skillsets and have a stake in your own success 
  • Opportunities for advancement within the organization 
  • Join a great organization that cares about its employees!

At Jackson Hewitt, we provide an invaluable service in guiding our clients through the tax codes, rules, and processes. We do this with integrity, quality, and consistency. This is something that most taxpayers do not receive from DIY or other assisted providers. We take pride in that. The role you play is critical to our success and together we are “Working Hard for the Hardest Working Americans”. This is our mission, and it is a large part of why we work here. Together we are highly passionate about what we do, and how we can help our clients. Doing taxes is much more than filling in some forms. For most Americans, their tax return is the biggest single financial event of the year. That is where you come in! We are here to ease their stress and provide expert customer service and tax knowledge.   
We appreciate your interest in Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Jackson Hewitt Tax Service’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.