Since taxes are one of the certainties of life, job openings in this industry are abundant. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of tax preparers is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2016 (bls.gov/oco/ocos001.htm).
Now, individuals looking to start a career in tax preparation or transition into the industry can find the training they need with the new Chartered Tax Professional certificate program from Gatlin Education Services. The 180-hour online course is available for immediate enrollment through Gatlin’s partnership with major colleges and universities.
Gatlin’s CTP® program teaches students to prepare returns for small businesses, corporations, partnerships as well as complex sole proprietorships. After finishing the first two courses in the program, students will be qualified to prepare individual tax returns for almost all U. S. taxpayers. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a CTP® certificate and have the tax knowledge and experience necessary to prepare for the IRS Enrolled Agent exam.
To help students find work, Gatlin Education Services provides the Tax Pro Career Center at The Income Tax School Website that features links to valuable resources for beginning and experienced tax professionals. Here, students can read help wanted ads posted by prospective employers and also place a free ad on the site’s job directory to let tax business owners know of their availability.
“Income tax crosses many professional disciplines, and organizations in virtually every industry look for qualified Chartered Tax Professionals,” said Mark Lamkin, executive director of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “The knowledge students gain from this course will prepare them for a job in tax preparation or help them become a self-employed CTP.”
If you are interested in partnering with Gatlin Education Services to offer the new CTP online program, please fill out the form at gatlineducation.com/partnerinfo.htm and a Gatlin representative will contact you.
Gatlin Education Services is part of Cengage Learning and ed2go.
About Cengage Learning & ed2go
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About Gatlin Education Services (GES)
GES is the world’s largest provider of asynchronous web-based training to colleges, universities and other education providers. GES standardizes online methodology, including system administration, evaluation and instruction with its custom designed, browser-based courseware. A growing number of programs include externship opportunities with major companies. GES also offers optional Career Services to the students it serves.