Accounting & Bookkeeping

5 Reasons Why You Should Upskill Your Tax Team

Written by Analytix Editorial Team | January 20, 2023

Tax duties are unique and essential for businesses to carry out to ensure they are legally compliant. Accounting and bookkeeping must always be performed properly and reliably to ensure accuracy during tax time. Professional accounting and tax services can help businesses ensure they remain compliant while helping them optimize their payment obligations, but do all businesses need these services? It is essential to understand why tax professionals need to upskill and to understand the scope of their role in the business.

The accounting and bookkeeping function is not just about putting together numbers or compiling financial reports that are accurate and reliable. Trained accounting bookkeeping and tax professionals are also responsible for a company’s financial management and contribute insightfully to business growth and success.

Here are five reasons why your business needs to upskill your tax team:

#1. Contribute constructively to financial management

Insightful financial management can help businesses make sound decisions based on their inputs. Specifically for the tax team, it is critical to understand any new legal obligations that will likely influence business operations in the short or long term. Accounting and bookkeeping professionals who also handle tax preparation know the business’s exact financial condition, including the amount of liquidity available and the total value of all assets or investments.

#2. They should be able to think strategically

Financial management professionals involved in tax preparation also need to think ahead regarding strategic business goals and how to meet business requirements to support future growth.

Regularly upskilling the tax team is thus necessary to help the business stay afloat.

#3. Stay abreast of technological trends

According to a Finances Online report, accounting is a crucial area for automation. Automation can take over high-volume bookkeeping tasks and help create reports that allow accountants to gain insights about their business. Emerging technologies are helping accounting, including tax season work. Staying informed about technology trends can help tax professionals add value to their client deliverables and requirements.

#4. Educating and preparing for the future

Regulatory requirements for business finances can change from one year to the next. Therefore, how regulators interpret legal obligations matters a lot when it comes to financial management. As accounting and bookkeeping evolve, professionals must stay attuned to new and trending research, knowledge, and legal regulations. This means accounting professionals must constantly educate themselves and learn new skills to ensure they can align their contributions with business growth goals.

#5. Contribute to business growth goals

Business growth goals can include the need to create additional new business opportunities or newer channels of revenue generation. Accountants, especially those who regularly work on tax preparation, are uniquely positioned to contribute to business development. They possess knowledge of financial management and can help the business’s management team make critical business development and investment decisions.

Challenges to upskilling the business team

One of the biggest challenges accounting professionals face is the lack of sufficient time to shift their focus from operational accounting and financial management to educating themselves.

One of the most effective ways to address this challenge is to partner with professional tax services or providers who can help businesses with tax preparation. There are multiple benefits to an outsourcing partnership:

Business Profitability


  • A team of accounting professionals who bring expertise and knowledge of current industry trends and best practices to a company’s tax preparation.
  • Ability to work on their own robust infrastructure, as opposed to the business needing to arrange for it first.
  • Reliable support and backup capabilities may not be available as readily in-house for the business.
  • Helping the business save on infrastructure expenses and on costs related to hiring and retaining in-house.

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