New Year’s Resolutions for the Motor Fuel Tax ProfessionalBy: Pam Koehler-Zastrow
‘Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions! Here are a few ideas on resolutions you can make as a motor fuel tax professional.
Identify Your Next Two Career Goals: I had a boss once tell me that knowing my next career goal was not enough and that I needed to be thinking about the move after next. Why? Because he wanted to ensure I had the right tools and training to get me to my goal. As a tax professional, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day. To move forward, we need to take some time to analyze our next professional steps. What do you want to learn and how will it help you achieve your career goals? Being clear about your ambitions and what it will take to get there is a great exercise to start the new year.
Identify a skill to strengthen or a skill to explore: To evolve in a career, we must continue to learn and grow. Get out of your comfort zone and explore a skill set that could help improve your work environment. Some ideas include more public speaking opportunities, learning advanced skills in Excel, or learning about another department within your organization. There are many online resources available from renowned universities or websites like Lynda.com.
Analyze a Process for Improvement: Ever complete a task and ask, “why is this the way we do this?”. Many times, the answer is “because we’ve always done it this way.” Make time to explore a process and see how it can be improved.
Utilize Tools that Make Your Job Better: Finding tools and technologies that can help automate some of your job functions can allow you the time to focus on other aspects of your job. IGEN provides a configurable software solution that accurately produces motor fuel tax schedules with just a few clicks. Data can be configured from multiple data sources, which reduces errors and gives a more accurate report. Explore our website to learn more about IGEN or connect with one of our friendly business development professionals.