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Career Opportunities 2017-05-12T15:13:26+00:00

The Masters of Taxation Degree at FAU is suitable for a wide range of career paths and goals:

In one comprehensive survey of accounting positions in public accounting firms, tax partners ranked among the top in total cash compensation.

  •  Already a Tax Practitioner? The Master of Taxation Degree at FAU will improve your existing skills and bring you up to date on the latest tax issues and research methods.
  •  Looking to open new career opportunities? The Master of Taxation Degree at FAU will give you all the tools you need to pass the IRS Enrolled Agent Exam, and you will receive up to 27 of the hours in accounting, which is enough accounting hours in most states for the CPA Certificate. (Florida requires 36 accounting hours. Click here to see a summary of the requirements in all 50 states. International students can also obtain the CPA certificate.) In You are welcome into the program with no previous taxation, business, or accounting courses. We want bright minds!
  •  Interested in the CPA or other professional certification? The Master of Taxation permits you to focus on the accounting hours needed for professional certification. You will receive up to 27 of the hours in accounting, which is enough accounting hours in most states for the CPA Certificate. (Florida requires 36 accounting hours. Click here to see a summary of the requirements in all 50 states. International students can also obtain the CPA certificate.) Some states may more require more accounting hours and some states may require fewer, and some states may require that specific courses be taken, and some states will require certain non-accounting courses as well.
  •  Who needs Tax Accountants? The economy has its ups and downs, but, as some say, the only things certain in life are “death and taxes.” Every legal, taxable, entity pays taxes–individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. The typical taxation partner in the large public accounting firm earns hundreds of thousands a dollars per year, or even more. Tax accountants are needed almost everywhere, in small public accounting firms, large accounting firms, law firms, corporate tax departments, the IRS, state departments of revenue, investment firms, banks, and in private practice. The need for tax accountants has never been greater.

Study under nationally prominent faculty in a top-10 ranked program, in a college with full AACSB / SACS accreditation.