Tax Manager job description & role information

For employers looking to fill a Tax Manager vacancy, the following sample position description can help you to attract the best candidates for the role. By tailoring this position description according to your company's specific job requirements, you have an excellent interview tool for comparison purposes.

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.

Role outline:

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's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or Business Administration

  • Professional qualifications such as CA or CPA or Masters of Tax

Salary guide:

$90 - $150k + Super


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