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The Power of Networking: Unity's Insights for Tax Professionals

The Power of Networking: Unity's Insights for Tax Professionals

The Power of Networking: Unity’s Insights for Tax Professionals

At UNITY, we believe that the power of networking is crucial for advancing your career as a tax professional. Through networking, you can connect with other tax professionals and hiring managers, enhancing your knowledge and skills.

Networking keeps you informed about the latest tax-related news, laws, and best practices. By applying this knowledge, you can improve your work performance and accelerate your career growth. Here are some effective networking strategies to build relationships and develop your career.

Tips to Build Networking Relationships

Use these tips to build strong networking relationships as a tax professional:

  1. Set a Networking Goal: Define what you want to achieve through networking, such as finding a mentor or exploring new job opportunities.
  2. Prioritize Quality Over Quantity: Focus on the value you can provide others rather than how they can benefit you.
  3. Leave a Lasting Impression: Ask questions to learn about others’ work and interests, showing genuine curiosity.
  4. Follow Up: Connect with new members of your network within 24 hours to foster the relationship.
  5. Build Authentic Connections: Show genuine interest in others’ lives and professional journeys.
  6. Offer to Help: Introduce members of your network to each other to enhance the value of your relationships.
  7. Maintain Regular Contact: Send short messages to see how your connections are doing and congratulate them on their achievements.
  8. Express Gratitude: Show your connections you value their knowledge, guidance, and support.

Participate in Tax Professional Networking Groups

Engage with tax professional networking groups to build relationships with other tax professionals and stay current within your field. You can develop your tax-related knowledge and skills and find opportunities for professional growth.

Local Business Networking Groups

Partner with your local Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Administration (SBA) meetings, or similar networking groups. These organizations can connect you with professionals and business owners in your area who may require your tax knowledge, skills, and experience.

State Accounting Networking Groups

Determine whether your state has an association of accounting professionals. For example, the Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (TEI) offers valuable networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with other tax professionals, learn about current trends and new legislation, and find opportunities for continuing education.

Tax Professional Networking Groups

Many national groups focus on specific accounting functions. Examples include the National Association of Tax Professionals and the National Society of Tax Professionals. The Texas Society of CPAs (TXCPA) also offers conferences, conventions, message boards, email, social media, online accounting resources, and other technology to connect members.

Access UNITY’s Network for Career Advancement

UNITY has a vast, deep network of clients with opportunities for tax professionals that align with your career goals, skills, experience, and interests. Visit our job board to find your next tax professional role in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston area today.