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Is this a good career move - Tax Accountant Specialist?

I currently work as a staff accountant and perform bank reconciliations. There is currently an opening in our tax department which deals with US, state, federal, foreign income tax compliance and analysis. I don't have any tax experience but I do have strong analysis skills and a B.S. in Economics. The salary for this position is higher than my current job as well. However, is this a good career move? If I were to stay in Finance / Accounting, would this make it harder for me to move on to other finance positions?

Asked By: Phiba P - 3/6/2009
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Take the job. If you are successful, you will be "in demand" by big corporations who will need your help..
Answered By: Ed Atun - 3/6/2009
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always push yourself to be better everyday, you can do whatever you wanna do with hard work. You like the sound of higher $ than go for it and Do your homework so others believe you been doing this your whole life. From me to you 8th grade dropout (bad i know) but make 100k salary a year. Its called determination and... More
Answered By: stonekingsinc - 3/6/2009
 
To reach the upper level in Tax, you know you will need a Masters in Taxation, Even if you are a CPA. I always found tax to be an absolute bore, BUT THAT WAS ME. Almost daily you receive CCH updates (if that is the service you subscribe to) these my be committed to memory, indexed and filed appropriately. I have... More
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Answered By: Alec - 3/6/2009
 
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