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Tax Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Tax Managers supervise a team of staff to provide tax advisory services to clients and help clients to comply with their tax compliance obligations. They review the tax computation and completion of tax returns. Tax Managers handle special tax matters. They advise clients on tax planning and other tax issues. Tax Managers render assistance to partners on training, overall evaluation and counselling of staff members. They allocate and co-ordinate assignments among team members.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical skills

Tax Managers must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions.

Detail oriented

Tax Managers must pay attention to details when examining documentation.

Tax knowledge and skills

Tax Managers must be able to apply tax knowledge and skills.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in accountancy

Professional qualification

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) registered with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or equivalent


  • 3 to 5 years of tax experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $120,000-$300,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Tax Managers work primarily in offices and work regular office hours. They may work additional hours to meet deadlines, for example, at the end of fiscal year, during tax time.

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