Job Description & Role Information
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For job seekers looking for a Tax Manager role, this job description details what the role may involve and what skills and experience are required to give you the best chance of securing the position.
A Tax Manager is ultimately responsible for managing the tax obligations and arrangements of a company. Their role is to improve the company’s performance by recommending tax strategies that comply with the relevant legislation
They usually form part of the accounting team generally reporting to the CFO or Financial Controller.
Typical job duties and responsibilities:
As a key contributor to the financial success of a business, the Tax Manager is critical to ensuring the company is fulfilling its legal obligations. Their duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Managing the Direct (such as Corporate Income Tax) and all Indirect (such as FBT, Payroll, GST) tax matters for the organisation.
Signing off all necessary paperwork for tax payments and returns that may have been prepared by the Tax Accountant
Ensuring the company’s Executive team is aware of Tax exposure and impact from asset disposals/structural business changes/Mergers and acquisitions etc
Recommending tax strategies that align with business goals
Approval and lodgement of tax returns
Providing Tax advice to Senior Managers on all taxation matters including areas such as research and development tax breaks etc.
Overseeing the company's tax database
Recommending improvements to tax related systems
Identifying areas to reduce tax exposure
Understanding legislative taxation changes
Liaising with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), auditors and regulatory bodies as required
Forecasting tax liabilities
Management of Tax Accountants (if applicable)
Skills and attributes:
The more common skills and attributes required may include, but not be limited to:
Experience as a Tax Accountant, Tax Analyst or Tax Preparer
Professional interpersonal and relationship skills including excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent time management skills
High level of attention to detail
Ability to multitask
Excellent analytical and critical thinking
Professional interpersonal relationship skills
Advanced computer software skills, including Excel and accounting packages
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or Business Administration
Professional qualification such as CA or CPA or Masters of Tax
$90 - $150k + Super
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