MT. PLEASANT, S.C., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TaxTalent, the career and leadership development portal for tax professionals, announced the results of its 2016 Top in Tax Survey. This annual competition ranks the best U.S. Undergraduate, Graduate and Legal programs from the tax employers' perspective. The results are based on responses from 155 current U.S. heads of tax of in-house corporate tax departments who were surveyed throughout an eight (8) week period in 2015.
According to Tony Santiago, president of TaxTalent and TaxSearch, the survey represents an important mind shift for schools to understand that ultimately tax employers should be recognized as their clients. "Schools need to realize that their success as an institution and for their students is a direct result of how well they can align their programs with the needs and wants of tax employers," says Santiago. "Although the demand for tax professionals is high, schools that better prepare students for a real-world tax career stand the best chance for increasing employment numbers for graduates at top companies."
Some of the top school program winners include:
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Golden Gate University, School of Taxation
- Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management
- University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business
- University of Texas - Austin, McCombs School of Business
- Fordham University, Graduate School of Business Administration
- Harvard Law School
- New York University, School of Law
"We are investing heavily in promoting and educating prospective and committed tax students about the benefits of a career in tax," says Santiago. "We offer free membership to our online career portal which connects students with one-of-a-kind resources including a tax career roadmap, scholarship and internship listings, tax career support through online mentoring and expert tax career coaches."
Santiago says the company has also been instrumental in helping facilitate the launch of several on-campus tax clubs at select Universities that are committed to improving their connection to the tax profession. Tax clubs are partnered with schools, associations (TEI) and employers.
TaxTalent is the online career and leadership development portal for tax professionals. Membership includes free access to expert coaches, mentors, resources, content and valuable tools for both career and leadership growth. The complete 2016 Top in Tax survey can be downloaded here.