As tax season winds to an end, so do jobs for the workers who have been preparing people’s taxes. In fact, job postings that have the word “tax” in the title of the job tend to fall throughout tax season—after all, March is getting late for a tax-preparation firm to be posting for accountants.
There’s a seasonal pattern to tax-related jobs, which in recent years tends to pick up in late summer to early fall, but starts declining January through tax day (as seen in the graph below; the yellow line denotes the beginning of the calendar year and the orange line tax day).
Fortunately, searches by job seekers for tax-related jobs follow a similar pattern—falling throughout tax season, and then picking back up in late summer and early fall.
So while most people don’t pay attention to taxes until a few weeks before they are due, we see that the professionals who handle taxes start focusing on finding tax work much, much earlier.