H&R Block Career and Employment Information

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Are you interested in a career as a tax professional, or possibly a tax office support job or corporate position? H&R Block is a leading tax services provider and financial services company, operating more than 10,000 offices worldwide and serving 8.9 million customers through its self-service app.

H&R Block consistently wins awards as a top employer for women, new grads, and diversity, and offers opportunities for tax professionals, associates, and other support staff. But is this company the right employer for you? Learn more about H&R Block careers to see if your goals align.

Company Overview

H&R Block was founded in 1955 by brothers Henry and Richard Bloch. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, H&R Block prepared 21.6 million tax returns in 2021. The company’s 2021 revenue was $3.4 billion.

Through their Make Every Block Better initiative, H&R Block aims to log 1 million volunteer hours, support 500,000 small business owners, and have a positive impact on 500 communities by 2025.

H&R Block Job Options

H&R Block hires both full-time year-round and temporary employees for tax season. Over 60,000 tax professionals work at corporate headquarters and at local offices throughout the United States. Jobs are continuously available, and thousands of seasonal employees are added during the busy tax season.

Office positions include tax professional, office leader, and tax office support. Tax operations field management jobs include district, regional, and divisional leadership roles. Corporate positions are available in information technology, retail sales, field management, client service and support, communications, financial services, government relations, human resources, legal, and marketing.

H&R Block looks for candidates with effective communication skills, the ability to grow business, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Successful completion of the H&R Block Income Tax Course or Tax Knowledge Assessment will qualify you for consideration for career opportunities that require advanced knowledge of tax preparation or bookkeeping.

For administration jobs, preferred qualifications are one year of clerical or administrative experience, one year of H&R Block tax office experience or quality control experience, good reading and math skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.

Income Tax Preparation Class

If you’re interested in a job working as a tax preparer, H&R Block offers a course to teach you everything you’ll need to know, from tax theory and ethics to real-world tax preparation. You’ll earn H&R Block certification, a certificate of completion, and qualifying education hours.

The class is offered online in English and Spanish. Fees vary based on location.

If you have experience, you can take the Tax Knowledge Assessment before you sign up to determine your skill level and if you need to take the class.

H&R Block Seasonal Positions

Temporary tax season jobs offer flexible hours, the opportunity to utilize and gain professional experience, and to learn new skills in both tax and support roles.

Seasonal tax preparer responsibilities include conducting tax interviews, preparing tax returns, ensuring client confidentiality and privacy, increasing client retention, and offering additional products and services.

Seasonal office position responsibilities include greeting clients in a personalized, friendly and inviting manner, matching clients with tax professionals, scheduling, maintaining office cleanliness, and overseeing office organization.

Find Career Opportunities

Talent Community

Job searchers can find out what H&R Block has to offer them in two ways. First, by enrolling in their Talent Community, which provides updates to candidates on jobs, events, and news at H&R Block. You’ll receive information on hiring events and job fairs you can participate in. They will also send you notifications of job postings that fit your criteria and seem to be a match for your qualifications.

Job Listings

Secondly, applicants can search for job opportunities and apply online via H&R Block’s careers page. Just select your job title, category or keywords, and your location, and you will find a variety of employment options. Create an online profile to store your resume for easy application when you find interesting positions.

H&R Block Employee Benefits

H&R Block offers a variety of benefits to full-time employees including health and wellness benefits like medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Additional benefits include an employee stock purchase plan, retirement plan, vacation, tax prep benefits, and tuition assistance.

Depending on eligibility, seasonal employees may be able to enroll in medical coverage, retirement plans, and stock purchase plans.

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