Tax Manager

Tax Manager Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Tax Manager job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Income Tax
  • Tax
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  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounting
  • International Tax
  • Auditing
  • Tax Preparation
  • Internal Controls
  • Financial Analysis
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Tax Compliance
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Tax Planning
  • Assurance
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • US Tax
  • Direct Tax
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
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Resume Skills: Tax Software

  • Corptax
  • GoSystem Tax RS
  • TurboTax
  • GoSystem
  • CCH ProSystem fx
  • H&R Block
  • TaxAct
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • TaxSlayer
  • Drake Tax
  • UltraTax CS
  • ProSeries
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Zoho Books
  • Xero
  • Vertex
  • INSZoom
  • ProSystem fx Tax
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Wave
  • FreshBooks
  • Quickbooks Online
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Resume Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Resume Skills: Accounting Tools

Resume Skills: Regulatory

Resume Skills: Office Software

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Workspace
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Resume Skills: Financial Management

Resume Skills: Regulations & Compliances

Resume Skills: Taxation

Resume Skills: Financial Analysis

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Other Financial Software

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Sample Tax Manager Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Tax Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2018 - Present
Senior Tax Manager
Efficiently led a diverse team of tax professionals and reduced company’s tax liability by 20% through strategic planning and execution.
Streamlined the tax accounting processes complying with IFRS, resulting in 30% increase in accuracy and efficiency.
Orchestrated a comprehensive corporate tax plan that saved the company $1.5M annually.
Empowered team to improve their tax research skills, escalating department performance by 40%. August 2015 - February 2018
Tax Manager
Implemented a robust tax audit strategy, achieving zero non-compliance issues throughout tenure.
Effectively utilized GAAP in tax computations, fostering a 36% increase in financial accuracy.
Instituted improved financial reporting systems compliant with international tax regulations, enhancing efficiency by 20%.
PricewaterhouseCoopers January 2013 - August 2015
Assistant Tax Manager
Enhanced the quality of the tax preparation process, contributing to a 25% reduction in errors.
Assisted in executing income tax advisory strategies, which improved client satisfaction by 35%.
Developed internal controls that minimized risk and improved accountability within the department.
Resume Worded Institute December 2017
Advanced Professional Certificate in Tax Planning
Focus on Multinational Tax Planning Strategies
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Business Administration - Concentration in Accounting
Graduated with High Honors
Tax Software: Corptax, ONESOURCE, GoSystem Tax RS, TurboTax
Accounting Tools: QuickBooks, NetSuite, Microsoft Dynamics AX, SAP, Tally (Advanced Proficiency)
Regulatory: GAAP, IFRS, US Federal Tax Codes, International Tax laws and treaties
Office Productivity Tools: MS Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Macros), PowerPoint, Word, Google Suite
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Leadership: Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Chairperson, Local Chapter of Tax Executives Institute (TEI)
Volunteering: Pro bono Tax Consultant, Local Nonprofit Organizations
Projects: Developed comprehensive tax planning strategy for multinational corporations, resulting in a 15% reduction in overall tax liability.
Your Name
Senior Tax Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Tax Operations Manager
Administered the successful migration of tax systems that led to a 20% reduction in data processing time.
Devised tax planning strategies which engendered a decrease in the company's year-end tax liabilities by 15%.
Awarded ‘Employee of the Year’ in 2021 for significantly improving the department's financial accounting practices.
Led four successful audits with zero compliance issues, validating the company's position on contentious tax matters.
Implemented robust financial analysis techniques that improved the accuracy of tax expenditure forecasting by 30%. May 2015 - May 2018
Senior Tax Analyst
Significantly contributed to a crucial tax research project that resulted in 18% savings in potential penalties.
Led a team responsible for optimizing the use of GAAP in financial reporting.
Effectively incorporated IFRS to fine-tune international tax calculations, enhancing accuracy by 20%.
EY March 2012 - May 2015
Tax Analyst
Streamlined tax accounting procedures leading to an increase in process efficiency by 15%.
Researched and proposed new corporate tax planning strategies that saved the company $500K annually.
Resume Worded Institute August 2018
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Business Administration - Concentration in Taxation
Coursework included: Advanced Taxation, Corporate Tax Strategy, International Taxation
Tax Software: CORPTAX, GoSystem, CCH ProSystem fx, TurboTax, H&R Block, TaxAct
Office Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar)
Financial Management: QuickBooks, Xero, Zoho Books, FreshBooks, Wave Accounting, Netsuite
Regulations & Compliances: GAAP, SOX, FATCA, IFRS, SEC regulations
Certifications: Certified in Taxation from the National Association of Tax Professionals (2017), Certified Internal Auditor from The Institute of Internal Auditors (2015)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Tax Preparer at local community center (2016-Present), Mentor at Career Lab (2015-2018)
Projects: Developed and implemented a tax strategy that saved $1 million annually (2016)
Awards: Recognized as 'Star Performer' at EY for superior performance and dedication (2014)
Your Name
Assistant Tax Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded November 2017 - Present
Tax Manager
Leveraged technology for automating tax-related functions, achieving time savings and increasing productivity by 28%.
Worked closely with the C-suite to develop a comprehensive tax planning strategy that enhanced credibility and lowered financial risks.
Maintained tax compliance of the company, mitigating potential risks and penalties.
Successfully led a team of tax professionals in challenging audits and delivered favorable outcomes.
Implemented assurance protocols that fortified the company's tax position and avoided costly litigation. July 2013 - November 2017
Assistant Tax Manager
Facilitated comprehensive internal tax audits to ensure total compliance and accuracy.
Streamlined Internal Controls to boost efficiency, resulting in a 33% reduction in errors.
Leveraged advanced tax accounting skills to mitigate financial irregularities across all client engagements.
Deloitte March 2010 - July 2013
Senior Tax Assistant
Exhibited effective use of accounting principles in managing tax assignments, reducing processing time by 18%.
Assisted in preparation and expedited processing of tax returns, enhancing turn-around time by 22%.
Resume Worded University November 2013
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Coursework: Advanced Financial Management, Corporate Taxation, Strategic Business Decision Making
Resume Worded Academic Center March 2009
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination
Software Tools: QuickBooks, Microsoft Dynamics GP, TurboTax, Zoho Books, Xero, SAP ERP
Taxation: Corporate Tax, Individual Income Tax, Tax Planning, Tax Auditing, International Tax, Trusts & Estates Taxation
Your Name
Tax Supervisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2018 - Present
Senior Tax Associate
Streamlined tax accounting processes boosting efficiency by 35%
Implemented new VAT system, generating a 20% increase in financial reporting accuracy
Executed tax compliance procedures, mitigating risk of non-compliance by 30%
Deloitte June 2016 - August 2018
Tax Associate
Played a pivotal role in income tax preparation, reducing calculation time by 40%.
Efficiently handled account reconciliation, reducing discrepancies by 25%
Brought about a 15% enhancement in financial analysis accuracy through implementing new auditing techniques.
Tax Software: Turbo Tax, TaxAct, H&R Block, Tax Slayer, Intuit ProSeries, Drake Tax
Federal Tax: Individual Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Property Tax, Tax Compliance, Tax Reduction Strategies
State Tax: State & Local Tax (SALT), State Income Tax, Multistate Tax Compliance, State Tax Credit
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Sage 50, FreshBooks, Zoho Books, Wave Accounting, Xero
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), Certified Tax Coach (CTC)
Awards: Deloitte Impact Award (2017), Top 100 Most Influential People In Tax and Accounting (2018)
Conferences Attended: AICPA National Tax Conference, Tax Leadership Forum, National Multistate Tax Symposium
Volunteering: Financial Literacy Volunteer - VITA Tax Program (2017-2018), Treasurer - Local Non-profit (2015-Present)
Your Name
Senior Tax Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2017 - Present
Tax Analyst
Expertly navigated tax laws to mitigate risks and potential litigation scenario.
Optimized tax reporting procedures, increasing speed by 30%.
Implemented improvements to general ledger which led to a reduction in tax audit occurrences by 20%
Ernst and Young February 2015 - March 2017
Junior Tax Analyst
Assisted in preparation of annual and quarterly tax provisions, reducing processing time by 15%
Implemented new tax accounting systems to improve accuracy of financial reporting
Played a pivotal role in income tax return preparations, reducing calculation time by 20%
Resume Worded Institute March 2017
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Achieved certification while working full-time at
Resume Worded University August 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Concentration in Accounting
Recipient of the Financial Leadership Award
Accounting Software: Quickbooks, Xero, FreshBooks, Zoho Books, Sage 50cloud, Turbotax, H&R Block
Tax Laws and Compliance: GAAP, IFRS, SOX, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, IRS regs
Financial Analysis: Budgeting, Cost Analysis, Financial Reporting, Rating Methodology, WACC
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Enrolled Agent (EA) - IRS (2018)
Professional Affiliations: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Volunteering & Leadership: Treasurer - Local Non-Profit Organization (2017-Present)
Publications: Co-auhtor of 'Optimizing Tax Structures' journal article in the Tax Analysts Magazine (2019)
Your Name
Tax Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
KPMG May 2019 - Present
Tax Supervisor
Spearheaded a team of 5 associates to ensure accurate and timely tax advising for key corporate clients.
Implemented new VAT systems to enhance efficacy of account reconciliations and tax compliance, reducing errors by 25%
Applied strategic tax analytics to decrease our clients' international tax liabilities by 18% March 2017 - May 2019
Senior Tax Associate
Enhanced tax preparation efficiency by 30% with improved finance methodologies.
Established and maintained tax records which reducing the time spent on tax audits by 20%
Consistently met tax reporting deadlines, thus fostering trust among high-profile clients
Resume Worded Academic Center Jun 2017
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Finance & Accounting
Concentration in Tax Strategy, Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Accounting
Honors: Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society), Dean's List (Fall 2011-Spring 2015)
Taxation Software: Corptax, Vertex, INSZoom, UltraTax CS, ProSystem fx Tax
Financial Analysis: Cost Accounting, Profitability Management, Financial Forecasting, Budgeting, Balance Sheets, Income Statements
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Tax Coach (CTC)
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member, National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
Awards: KPMG Award for Excellence in Client Service (2020), Top Performer Award (2018)
Volunteering: Volunteer Financial Advisor, Local Community Non-Profit (2019-Present), Vice Chair, Resume Worded Foundation (2017-2019)
Your Name
International Tax Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2019 - Present
International Tax Specialist
Designed an in-house transfer pricing methodology that enhanced international tax efficiencies while adhering to GAAP.
Improved Financial Reporting for cross-border transactions by 25% by executing an automated system.
Significantly reduced the company’s local tax burdens abroad by efficiently applying international tax laws.
Spearheaded a successful IRS audit, averting a potential penalty of $1.8M.
Optimized international tax accounting, reducing overhead costs by 15%.
Johnson & Johnson July 2014 - February 2019
Tax Accountant
Reduced income tax liability by 15% through strategic planning and optimization.
Performed comprehensive tax research to inform corporate decision-making.
Proactively ensured Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, mitigating risks and potential penalties.
Resume Worded University February 2019
Master of Business Administration - Finance
Specialized in International Taxation
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2014
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting and Finance
Vice President of the Finance Club
Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Taxation Software: Intuit ProConnect, TurboTax, Drake Tax Software, TaxSlayer, H&R Block
Office Software: Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Word, PowerPoint, Access
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Tax Regulatory: FATCA, IRS Section 871(m), CRS, BEPS, EU Savings Directive, OECD Model tax
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - 2018
Professional Training: Corporate International Taxation Course - PwC Academy 2020
Leadership & Volunteering: Tax Aid Volunteer - Assisted low-income families with tax preparation
Professional Organizations: Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Your Name
Corporate Tax Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2015 - Present
Corporate Tax Manager
Managed a team of 12 professionals, achieving a 97% team efficiency rating.
Spearheaded a tax project that saved the company $5M in international taxes by restructuring corporate entities.
Implemented a corporate tax best practices manual, reducing errors by 20%.
Successfully conducted internal audits, ensuring stringent adherence to tax compliance.
Drove a 30% decrease in tax preparation time through the adoption of new tax software.
KPMG February 2011 - November 2015
Senior Corporate Tax Accountant
Played a central role in a complicated acquisition, ensuring tax efficiency and regulations compliance.
Improved tax research methodologies, cutting down research time by 20%.
Facilitated knowledge sharing sessions on M&A tax concepts to non-tax staff, improving cross-departmental collaboration.
Resume Worded Academic Center September 2007 - May 2009
Master of Business Administration - Finance and Accounting
Concentration in Corporate Taxation
Resume Worded University September 2003 - May 2007
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Minor in Accounting
Awards: Dean's List 2005-2007 (Top 10%)
Accounting Software: QuickBooks, Oracle ERP, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, Xero, FreshBooks
Taxation Skills: Corporate Tax, Tax Accounting, Sales Tax, Payroll Taxes, Tax Law, VAT
General Business Skills: Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Budgeting, Financial Reporting, Risk Management, Internal Auditing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Awards & Recognition: KPMG Excellence Award for outstanding work in Corporate Tax (2014), Corporate Tax Manager of the Year - Resume Worded (2018, 2020)
Professional Development: Regular attendants of tax seminars and workshops to stay updated on current tax laws and regulations.
Volunteering: Financial advisor for local non-profit organizations.

How do I add skills to a Tax Manager resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Tax Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Corporate Tax, Tax Advisory and Tax Accounting are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Financial Reporting and Tax Research.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Financial Accounting, Income Tax and Tax - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Analysis and Corporate Tax Planning - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Tax Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Tax Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Tax Manager, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Tax Manager Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Tax Manager job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Tax Manager Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Tax Manager resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Tax Manager resumes and job postings were Corporate Tax, Income Tax, Tax, Tax Advisory, Tax Accounting, Tax Research, Financial Reporting and Financial Accounting.

Skills like Goods and Services Tax (GST), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Corporate Tax Planning, Financial Analysis and Assurance also appeared on related job postings.

How do resume skills compare between an Indirect Tax Manager and an International Tax Manager?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Indirect Tax Manager positions include:

  • Indirect Taxation
  • Tax
  • Sales & Use Tax
  • Tax Research
  • Tax Accounting
  • Corporate Tax
  • Value-Added Tax (VAT)
  • Property Tax

In comparison, skills we see on International Tax Manager resumes include:

  • International Tax
  • Tax Advisory
  • Transfer Pricing
  • U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • International Tax Consulting
  • Tax Compliance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Tax Preparation

What are good resume skills to include for different Tax Manager roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • International Tax Manager: International Tax, Corporate Tax, Income Tax, Tax Accounting and Tax
  • Indirect Tax Manager: Indirect Taxation, Sales & Use Tax, Tax Research, Value-Added Tax (VAT) and Property Tax
  • Accounting Tax Manager: Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis and Internal Controls

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