Accounting - Enrolled Agent

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Andrew M. Hamilton, MBA

Residential Faculty - Accounting
Accounting Supervisor
Business & Information Systems
Office: BP 43A - Room: 55
P. 480-461-7872
Email: andrew.hamilton@mesacc.edu

Paul Vukeles

Residential Faculty - Accounting
Business & Information Systems
Office: BP 43A - Room: 55
Email: paul.vukeles@mesacc.edu

What's An Enrolled Agent?

An enrolled agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels—examination, collection, and appeals—of the Internal Revenue Service.

Did You Know

Approximately 80 percent of the companies in America are small to medium in size and only a handful are large corporations. There is a demand for qualified bookkeepers and tax preparers for these small to medium companies  and companies want to cut their costs by hiring 2-year degreed candidates over Bachelors and CPA's. Small to medium sized companies only require that level of proficiency.

How Does it Work?

As a  student at  MCC, majoring in Accounting, you will take a heavier emphasis in Accounting courses, and receive a 2-year degree that can qualify you to sit for the Enrolled Agent Certification exam, the Bookkeeping Certification Exam, or the Payroll Certification Exam. You can receive the training to land a great job in 2 years!

How Do I Become an Enrolled Agent?

There are two ways to become an enrolled agent:

  1. Work for the IRS for five years in a position requiring the interpretation of the tax code; or

  2. Pass all three parts of the Special Enrollment Exam (SEE) and pass a background check.

What Are the Three Parts of the SEE?

Part 1 covers Individuals, Part 2 covers Businesses, and Part 3 includes Representation, Practices and Procedures.

A complete list of the topics covered under each part can be found on Prometric’s website in the Candidate Bulletin.