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Tax Manager (General)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

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 545 Tax Manager (General) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 18038 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 2004:

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 $98,251.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $93,937.

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 $90,210.

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%
Bachelor's Degree52%
Master's Degree46%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other1%

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 years8%
3 to 5 years59%
6 to 8 years28%
9+ years5%

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.

  • Research (39%)
  • Communication Skills (35%)
  • Planning (26%)
  • Microsoft Excel (18%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (18%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Public Accounting (54%)
  • Accounting (41%)
  • Tax Compliance (38%)
  • Tax Returns (34%)
  • Tax Planning (27%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Budgeting (17%)
  • Customer Contact (15%)
  • Customer Billing (13%)
  • Business Development (13%)
  • Customer Service (10%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (7%)
  • Tax Software (6%)
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) (6%)
  • Property Tax (6%)
  • Financial Statements (5%)

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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • FAS 109 (2%) – marginal value $3,772

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 Manager - Public
  • Corporate Tax Manager
  • State And Local Tax Manager
  • Federal 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

  • Deloitte (826)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (685)
  • Ernst & Young (518)
  • KPMG (376)
  • RSM US LLP. (241)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (35)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (32)
  • Ernst & Young (19)
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman, Llp (13)
  • Lowe's Companies, Inc (11)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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