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Tax Manager (General)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Tax Manager manages tax reporting and advises on tax planning for a company. Maintains current knowledge of federal, state and local tax codes and ensure that company tax filings are in compliance with the law. Manages tax accounting staff.

Job Outlook

There were 1033 Tax Manager (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 36881 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Tax Manager industry, which includes the Tax Manager (General) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Tax Manager (General) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $138,996.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $136,701.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Tax Manager (General) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $120,654.

Education and Experience

Posted Tax Manager (General) jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0.66%
Bachelor's Degree77.91%
Master's Degree37.17%
Doctoral Degree10.26%
Other1.92%

Posted Tax Manager (General) jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years5.73%
3 to 5 years54.99%
6 to 8 years30.35%
9+ years8.93%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Tax Manager (General) positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (39.14%)
  • Management (31.15%)
  • Research (30.42%)
  • Planning (25.28%)
  • Leadership (24.24%)
  • Writing (22.1%)
  • Consulting (19.32%)
  • Mentorship (17.07%)
  • Detail Oriented (13.96%)
  • Customer Service (13.31%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Corporate Tax (21.45%)
  • Transfer Pricing (4.26%)
  • ASC 740 (Accounting For Income Taxes) (12.2%)
  • Tax Consulting (18.46%)
  • Indirect Tax (6.97%)
  • Tax Research (20.13%)
  • Tax Provision (12.78%)
  • Tax Compliance Software (10.35%)
  • Tax Planning (29.63%)
  • International Taxation (6.85%)
  • State Taxes (12.08%)
  • Public Accounting (39.23%)
  • Tax Management (56.06%)
  • Income Tax (20.58%)
  • Accounting (70.81%)
  • Tax Accounting (12.81%)
  • Auditing (30.22%)
  • Partnership Tax (7.96%)
  • Tax Returns (29.79%)
  • Tax Compliance (26.74%)
  • Tax Laws (19.71%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Billing (12.94%)
  • Project Management (15.98%)
  • Finance (28.16%)
  • Financial Statements (12.68%)
  • Sales Tax (3.78%)
  • Mergers And Acquisitions (6.57%)
  • Business Development (12.36%)
  • Process Improvement (8.59%)
  • Financial Services (5.6%)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (7.71%)
  • Tax Preparation (8.34%)
  • Workflow Management (8.08%)
  • Due Diligence (6.04%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Tax Analysis (3.66%)
  • Tax Software (6.75%)
  • Accounting For Income Taxes (5.04%)
  • Restructuring (Business) (2.39%)
  • Property Tax (6.71%)
  • State Income Tax (4.49%)
  • Tax Strategy (1.83%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Tax Provision (14.21%)
  • Public Accounting (43.62%)
  • Tax Compliance (29.73%)
  • Accounting For Income Taxes (5.6%)
  • Tax Management (62.33%)
  • Tax Strategy (2.03%)
  • Tax Research (22.38%)
  • Corporate Tax (23.86%)
  • International Taxation (7.61%)
  • Partnership Tax (8.85%)
  • State Income Tax (4.99%)
  • Tax Planning (32.94%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Tax Manager (General) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Tax Manager
  • Tax Supervisor
  • Corporate Tax Manager
  • Tax Director
  • State and Local Tax Manager
  • Tax Manager/Certified Public Accountant
  • Federal Tax Manager
  • Indirect Tax Manager
  • Real Estate Tax Manager
  • Income Tax Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Tax Manager (General) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • KPMG (1812)
  • GPAC (1742)
  • CyberCoders (1454)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (1353)
  • Deloitte (1181)
  • Cherry Bekaert (1117)
  • Crowe (926)
  • Ernst & Young (886)
  • Moss Adams (791)
  • BDO (770)

North Carolina

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (90)
  • Forvis (86)
  • GPAC (81)
  • KPMG (47)
  • CyberCoders (42)
  • Cherry Bekaert (32)
  • Deloitte (31)
  • Robert Half (27)
  • RSM (17)
  • Cycle Cpa (13)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!