Tax managers manage all tax reporting and compliance with local, state, and federal tax laws within an organization. At minimum, a tax manager must be able to prepare and file the taxes for the company in a complete and accurate manner to minimize the risk of an audit. They also are expected to find as many deductions as possible to ensure that the organization is not overpaying taxes. Other responsibilities of the tax manager relate to internal public offerings (IPOs), mergers, and other acquisitions; tax managers ensure these events are properly documented from a tax perspective. This can include researching and reviewing current tax laws and technical tax memorandum to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Most companies require tax managers to have a CPA, or certified public accountant, certification. Additionally, proficiency in QuickBooks and the Microsoft Office suite is required; employers might also ask candidates to be proficient in other accounting software as well. Tax managers must have excellent attention to detail, as well as good interpersonal skills.
Tax Manager Tasks
- Participate in tax planning and research activities.
- Supervise accounting staff.
- Oversee tax returns and compliance for corporations, partnerships, trusts, and individuals.