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Working As A Senior Tax Manager

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $139,520

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Tax Manager Do

Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.

Duties

Financial managers typically do the following:

  • Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, and forecasts
  • Monitor financial details to ensure that legal requirements are met
  • Supervise employees who do financial reporting and budgeting
  • Review company financial reports and seek ways to reduce costs
  • Analyze market trends to maximize profits and find expansion opportunities
  • Help management make financial decisions

The role of the financial manager, particularly in business, is changing in response to technological advances that have substantially reduced the amount of time it takes to produce financial reports. Financial managers’ main responsibility used to be monitoring a company’s finances, but they now do more data analysis and advise senior managers on ways to maximize profits. They often work on teams, acting as business advisors to top executives.

Financial managers also do tasks that are specific to their organization or industry. For example, government financial managers must be experts on government appropriations and budgeting processes, and healthcare financial managers must know about topics in healthcare finance. Moreover, financial managers must be knowledgeable about special tax laws and regulations that affect their industry.

The following are examples of types of financial managers:

Chief financial officers (CFOs) are accountable for the accuracy of a company’s or organization’s financial reporting, especially among publicly traded companies. As head of a company’s entire financial department, they manage the lower level financial managers. They oversee the company’s financial goals, objectives, and budgets.

Controllers direct the preparation of financial reports that summarize and forecast the organization’s financial position, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of future earnings or expenses. Controllers also are in charge of preparing special reports required by governmental agencies that regulate businesses. Often, controllers oversee the accounting, audit, and budget departments of their organization.

Treasurers and finance officers direct their organization’s budgets to meet its financial goals. They oversee the investment of funds and carry out strategies to raise capital (such as issuing stocks or bonds) to support the firm’s expansion. They also develop financial plans for mergers (two companies joining together) and acquisitions (one company buying another).

Credit managers oversee their firm’s credit business. They set credit-rating criteria, determine credit ceilings, and monitor the collections of past-due accounts.

Cash managers monitor and control the flow of cash that comes in and goes out of the company to meet the company’s business and investment needs. For example, they must project cash flow (amounts coming in and going out) to determine whether the company will have a shortage or surplus of cash. 

Risk managers control financial risk by using strategies to limit or offset the probability of a financial loss or a company’s exposure to financial uncertainty. Among the risks they try to limit are those that stem from currency or commodity price changes.

Insurance managers decide how best to limit a company’s losses by obtaining insurance against risks, such as the need to make disability payments for an employee who gets hurt on the job or the costs imposed by a lawsuit against the company.

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How To Become A Senior Tax Manager

Financial managers typically have a bachelor’s degree and 5 years or more of experience in another business or financial occupation, such as an accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst.

Education

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is often the minimum education needed for financial managers. However, many employers now seek candidates with a master’s degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. These academic programs help students develop analytical skills and learn financial analysis methods and software.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Professional certification is not required, but some financial managers still get it to demonstrate a level of competence. The CFA Institute confers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification to investment professionals who have at least a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of work experience, and pass three exams. The Association for Financial Professionals confers the Certified Treasury Professional credential to those who pass an exam and have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Financial managers usually have experience in another business or financial occupation. For example, they may have worked as a loan officer, accountant, securities sales agent, or financial analyst. 

In some cases, companies provide formal management training programs to help prepare highly motivated and skilled financial workers to become financial managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Financial managers increasingly are assisting executives in making decisions that affect their organization, a task which requires analytical ability.

Communication skills. Excellent communication skills are essential because financial managers must explain and justify complex financial transactions.

Detail oriented. In preparing and analyzing reports such as balance sheets and income statements, financial managers must be precise and attentive to their work in order to avoid errors.

Math skills. Financial managers must be skilled in math, including algebra. An understanding of international finance and complex financial documents also is important.

Organizational skills. Financial managers deal with a range of information and documents and so they must stay organized to do their jobs effectively.

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Senior Tax Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

64.5%

Female

32.1%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

82.3%

Hispanic or Latino

8.3%

Asian

7.0%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

22.2%

Chinese

11.1%

German

11.1%

Hebrew

11.1%

French

11.1%

Russian

11.1%

Mandarin

11.1%

Cantonese

11.1%
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Senior Tax Manager Education

Schools

DePaul University

14.9%

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

9.2%

Georgia State University

6.9%

University of Phoenix

6.9%

Hofstra University

6.9%

Georgetown University

5.7%

Pace University - New York

5.7%

University of Houston

4.6%

Fordham University

4.6%

University of Washington

3.4%

New York University

3.4%

Villanova University

3.4%

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

3.4%

University of Kansas

3.4%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

3.4%

University of Georgia

3.4%

University of Denver

3.4%

Central Washington University

2.3%

Ferris State University

2.3%

University of Memphis

2.3%
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Majors

Accounting

41.0%

Taxation

24.9%

Business

15.7%

Law

6.6%

Finance

3.6%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

2.0%

Computer Science

0.7%

Economics

0.7%

General Sales

0.7%

English

0.7%

Education

0.7%

Management

0.3%

International Business

0.3%

Political Science

0.3%

Marketing

0.3%

Mechanical Engineering

0.3%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

0.3%

Philosophy

0.3%

Elementary Education

0.3%

Human Resources Management

0.3%
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Degrees

Masters

42.0%

Bachelors

38.5%

Other

11.0%

Doctorate

6.9%

Associate

0.9%

Certificate

0.6%
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Real Senior Tax Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Philadelphia, PA Apr 20, 2015 $225,000
Tax Senior Manager-HC-Global Mobility Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Aug 02, 2016 $220,815 -
$226,100
Tax Senior Manager-TP, Japanese Business Group (Multiple Positions) Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Sep 03, 2016 $220,813 -
$228,800
Indirect Tax US VAT Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Mar 09, 2015 $220,000
International Tax Senior Manager Grant Thornton LLP New York, NY Aug 27, 2015 $220,000 -
$230,000
International Tax Senior Manager Grant Thornton LLP New York, NY Aug 27, 2015 $210,000 -
$220,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Aug 25, 2015 $207,000
Senior Manager, International Indirect Tax KPMG LLP Philadelphia, PA Apr 03, 2016 $201,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Portland, OR Oct 23, 2016 $195,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA Oct 23, 2016 $195,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst &Amp; Young U.S. LLP Portland, OR Jan 15, 2016 $195,000
Tax Senior Manager (Transfer Pricing) Deloitte Tax LLP San Jose, CA Aug 11, 2015 $194,896 -
$212,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Sep 18, 2016 $188,883
Tax Senior Manager (TMC) Deloitte Tax LLP Raleigh, NC Sep 12, 2016 $163,200 -
$170,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Phoenix, AZ Oct 25, 2016 $160,875
Senior Manager, Tax KPMG LLP New York, NY Nov 02, 2016 $160,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Philadelphia, PA May 23, 2016 $159,500
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA Oct 16, 2015 $157,602
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Los Angeles, CA Mar 25, 2016 $156,800
Tax Senior Manager Deloitte Tax LLP San Jose, CA Nov 20, 2015 $156,500
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Sep 09, 2016 $152,150
Tax Senior Manager Deloitte Tax LLP San Jose, CA Apr 12, 2015 $125,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP San Francisco, CA Oct 16, 2015 $123,718
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Houston, TX Oct 16, 2015 $123,178
Tax Senior Manager Deloitte Tax LLP Detroit, MI Sep 20, 2016 $122,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Los Angeles, CA Oct 16, 2015 $121,118
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Oct 16, 2015 $120,224
Tax Senior Ernst & Young U.S. LLP New York, NY Apr 05, 2016 $120,000
Tax Senior Manager Ernst & Young U.S. LLP Secaucus, NJ Apr 10, 2016 $119,532

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Top Skills for A Senior Tax Manager

IndividualTaxReturnsEnsureComplianceIncomeTaxReturnsFinancialStatementsPartnershipIncomeTaxProvisionsAuditDefenseInternationalTaxComplianceInternationalTaxPlanningIRSInternationalTaxIssuesFASTaxDepartmentPayrollTaxAuditsTaxResearchLocalTaxPropertyTaxRealEstateASC

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Top Senior Tax Manager Skills

  1. Individual Tax Returns
  2. Ensure Compliance
  3. Income Tax Returns
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared and examined financial statements and business/individual tax returns for 16-person firm.
  • Managed the general operation of the Hong Kong and 5 Asian office and ensure compliance under SOX.
  • Assisted high end net worth individuals with the preparation of federal and local income tax returns.
  • Conducted quarterly presentations to Senior Finance Management on risks and impacts to Financial Statements of IRS audit.
  • Limited partnership taxation issues with multilevel ownership.

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