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Top 20 Tax Manager Interview Questions

Question 1 of 20
What differentiates you from other Tax Managers?
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Question 2 of 20
How do you handle stressful situations?
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"I always remain calm and look for ways to be more efficient. For instance, if there is an unexpected deadline, I will determine what can be done to ensure the deadline can be met, I will write down the steps to take to ensure successful completion and will delegate a few tasks if necessary. In brief, I am always ready to adjust my approach because stressful situations are bound to occur in a professional environment."
Tell the interviewer what you do to handle situations calmly despite the high stress level by providing an example to support your position.
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Question 3 of 20
Tell me about your professional qualifications.
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"I pursued a Bachelor's degree in X at [X university] and upon graduation I worked as an Intern for [X company] where I was responsible for [X tax management duties ]. Since this internship, I have gained considerable tax management experience working for [X company] where I managed [X tax management duties] and for [X company] where I was responsible for [X tax management duties]. These are some of the reasons I believe I am a perfect fit for your position."
Provide an overview of your professional experience while putting emphasis on your tax management experience as per the advertised position, proving you indeed have the qualifications required for this position. Review the job description before your interview and answer this question by selecting some of the main duties on the posting and telling the interviewer you have performed these duties in the past, when and how.
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Question 4 of 20
What motivates you to perform to the best of your abilities?
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"What motivates me the most is becoming the best in my field, and as a result having the opportunity to make an impact on a greater scale and contribute to the company's long-term success. For instance, with this position, what motivates me the most is the opportunity to (X newly acquired duties that will enable you to help the company be more successful, as per the job posting)."
Tell the interviewer about your passion for this career, what motivates you to be the best in your field, and what you look forward to the most in this position. Review the job posting and company website before your interview to familiarize yourself with the company and duties involved, and mention one or many duties that you look the most forward to (related to your motivation), and why. This will show the interviewer that you are passionate about your work and that you also did your due diligence before your interview.
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What do you know about our company?
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Tell me in what capacity your education has prepared you for this position.
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Question 7 of 20
Why did you decide to pursue a career as a Tax Manager?
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Question 8 of 20
What areas of tax management do you consider your strongest and which are you the most passionate about?
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Question 9 of 20
Tell me about your time management skills.
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Question 10 of 20
Tell me about your technical skills, and the programs in which you are proficient.
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Question 11 of 20
Tell me about your organizational skills.
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Question 12 of 20
Have you implemented tax changes in your current or last company?
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Question 13 of 20
How do you stay on top of regulation changes in tax laws?
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Question 14 of 20
Why should we hire you?
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Question 15 of 20
What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve it?
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Question 16 of 20
What is your greatest strength, and how will it help you as a Tax Manager?
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Question 17 of 20
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
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Question 18 of 20
How have you saved your past or current employer money, and how to your stay within budget?
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Question 19 of 20
How will working for us help you reach your professional goals?
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Question 20 of 20
Why did you apply to our job posting and why do you wish to work for us?
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Question 1 of 20
What differentiates you from other Tax Managers?
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My profile basically reflects that I am having good knowledge plus experience in this field & doing this work since past 8 years.
2.
I feel my experience of 10 revaluations in 7 different counties, while either helping or developing a complete Schedule of Values for each revaluation has provided me with the qualifications necessary for this job. Most assessors will have only 4 to 8 revaluation within 30 years of employment which give me more experience than most assessors have throughout North Carolina.
3.
14 years of experience with management in Ad Velorm Taxation and 25+ years in the construction industry.
4.
My ability to interpret and correlate data within the market. My experience in construction (financial, cost analysis, scheduling, budgeting, contracts, management), taxation(cost analysis, scheduling, budgeting, market analysis, supervision) and in understanding the politics in the 21st century.
5.
I think that my professional experience fit for this position very well. That's why I applied and interviewing now.
6.
Experience I have in tax provision, working independantly, variety of experience such as transfer pricing, indirect tax, foreign affiliate returns.
7.
I have more than 13 years of tax practice experience in PwC and also have experience of handling people.
8.
Experience in variety of subjects and education.
9.
8 years working experience in international tax and Canadian tax, excellent team work skills.
Question 2 of 20
How do you handle stressful situations?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I usually try to think what is best way to solve this problem.
2.
I take stress as a part of work and sometimes a little bit of stress is helpful to focus on work.
3.
Try and been calm. Taking a walk and clearing my mind.
4.
Will keep my mind stable and constraint on the work which I need to finish on time.
5.
I try and calm down and then solve the situation giving priority to the difficult ones.
6.
Depends what it is. Being organized and breking it down by pieces.
7.
I try to look and analyze all kind of issues in a positive way. Then think how to solve the problem as soon as possible.
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Take a breath, Analyse the situation, Look for logical solutions, If you can't solve, speak to the stakeholders, and explain the situation, take help.
Question 3 of 20
Tell me about your professional qualifications.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Experience developing SOV in several different counties, a good supportive staff, Knowledge in development of CAMA software, appraisal experience, and excellent customer relations.
2.
The correct credentials from the NDOR. Also, the insight to see where the market is growing or declining. Ability to analysis, understand and correlate data to the market.
3.
To be successful as a RV Coordinator is the ability to see the trends in the market. This is a combination of being able not only interpolate the statistical data but this individual must be abreast of trends in the financial market, have a working relationship with developers, and realtors.
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To build a working relationship with the realtors, developers, staff. Trend reader, Analytical, Budgeter, Manager,
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To review financial statement and tax returns it is under the tax legislation and regulations. Moreover, taxpayer to impose tax accordance with tax laws, as well as are there any possibility to reduce tax liability of laws.
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Tax provisioning. Being able to work both independently and in a team setting. good interpersonal skills to be able to work with different departments to obtain the information necessary to prepare the returns.
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10 years of experience and right education.
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A person with maximum experience in this field with advance knowledge will definitely get the great success.
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I have vast experience in the taxation field.
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Technical, organized and detail oriented, people`s person, adaptable and willing to learn.
11.
My education, and my past experiences with small business.
12.
Related working experience; good communication and understanidng skills, very supportive team work skills.
Question 4 of 20
What motivates you to perform to the best of your abilities?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Striving to ensure the accuracy of the data.
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To find out good solution based on tax laws and regulation as well as to handle quickly.
3.
Positive enviornment. Approachable boss.
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The challenging work and people we work with.
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I am a self motivated person, so every time I try my best to get done thing with accuracy.
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Challeneges and always trying to improve to domy best.
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A very supportive team will motivate me.
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I have seen the challenges and results that gives the satisfaction.
Question 5 of 20
What do you know about our company?
User-Submitted Answers
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I read about you company information from many social network that your company is one of the big 4 tax advisory company of the world.
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Energy business, public, have subs in north america and uk.
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Your company is very will known and reputed company, Its engaged in many kind of business like software services, automation and so on.
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Barclays is one of the largest and oldest bank in botswana.
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Leading consumer packaged company that are very supportive of their employees. Always striving to be the leader.
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I have done a lot of research. Brookfield properties coportion is a leading industry in multi-line of business: infrastructure, renewal energy and real estate. It provides a very dynamic working environment for people who like to contributes their knowledge.
7.
Size, Name, Brand, job satisfaction, remuneration and training.
Question 6 of 20
Tell me in what capacity your education has prepared you for this position.
Question 7 of 20
Why did you decide to pursue a career as a Tax Manager?
Question 8 of 20
What areas of tax management do you consider your strongest and which are you the most passionate about?
Question 9 of 20
Tell me about your time management skills.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I think time is very important for everyone, for me every minute should be valuable and I try to spend my time very effective.
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Yes. I am always prioritize my work projects and manage my time efficiently.
3.
I strongly believe, I have a very good time management skills.
Question 10 of 20
Tell me about your technical skills, and the programs in which you are proficient.
User-Submitted Answers
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Excellent.I know multiple programs and am quick to learnt he ones I am not familiar with.
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Everyday I work on the computer there are no problem for me in basic software program. Even thought I can manage new software too if I needed.
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I am expert in word and excel programmes of Micosoft which are helpful for me to prepare various accounting reports.
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Excellent word, excel, PPT skills. And I can learn any new program very fast.
5.
MS office, SAP, PRINCE2 PRACTIONER, ppso.
Question 11 of 20
Tell me about your organizational skills.
Question 12 of 20
Have you implemented tax changes in your current or last company?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I am professional accountant and I teach for Certified tax accountant about international tax system and how to report, what issues accountants should be consider more.
2.
I had hands on experience of maintaining sales and expenses account bill by bill, had good control on BRS and most imp I had great experience in taxation like e-TDS, service tax and Professional tax all the taxes related to the software industry.
3.
I had hands on experience of maintaining sales and expenses account bill by bill, had good control on BRS and most imp I had great experience in taxation like e-TDS, service tax and Professional tax all the taxes related to the software industry.
4.
I have Hournered BA Degree in Accounting. ????
5.
I understand the basics of accounting, I can read balance sheet and understand and reconcile accounts,
Question 13 of 20
How do you stay on top of regulation changes in tax laws?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Recently VAT law was changed and there are many changes such as threshold was increased and reporting system completely different compared with previous law. Tax credit policy have flexibly provisions included it may positive affect for businesses.
2.
Recently Service tax changed from 14.5 % to 15% effective from Jun-16 hence tax liability of the company increased by 0.5% from jun 16
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Foreign Affiliate Dumping rules from 2013, Upstream Loan rules, the latest changes in inter company cross-border transactions reporting: Master file, local file and country by country reporting.
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Increase in minimumwages, incrase in tax free threshold, incrase in stamp duty for second houses,
Question 14 of 20
Why should we hire you?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have no doubt I am strong competitive candidate. If you hire me I will contribute in your company as my comprehensive knowledge and your clients number will increase.
2.
Have good interpersonal skills, experience etc.
3.
I had very good hands on experience in this field and I will prove my level best if you give me a chance to serve this position.
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I fit in the role very fast due to similar working experience in the past 8.5 years.
5.
Right candidate, right experience, skills, knowledge & qualification.
Question 15 of 20
What is your greatest weakness, and what are you doing to improve it?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Oh it is a bit difficult question. Sometimes I have stubborn when I thought something my correct or dislike to me. I can say it is my greatest weakness.
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Getting stuck on details. Try and see big picture and move on.
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I am a very emotional person and always try to control on my emotions.
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It is a bit difficult question to answer. I am a very quiet person due to culture backgroud. I try to involve myself to some social activities to get myself open up better.
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Public speaking, Practising, taking necessary steps to overcome.
Question 16 of 20
What is your greatest strength, and how will it help you as a Tax Manager?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I have very confident all the time, if I have facing challenge I can find out solution very quickly. This is my advantage and it always helped me to do something good.
2.
Great interpersonal skills as it allows me to work with different departments to obtain the information I require in a timely manner.
3.
As I told before from childhood days I had passion of Calculations hence it was a greatest strength of mine which will help me in my career building as tax manager.
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Interpersonal skills and my desire to learn. tax is always changing and you need to be willing to learn new rules and working together with people.
5.
Good understanding and listening skills. Good team work skills to off load management responsibility.
6.
Patience, expereince, challenges faced so far. Strength area?
Question 17 of 20
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
User-Submitted Answers
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I see myself in next five years in partner or director of some famous tax or audit advisory company.
2.
To be in a director role.
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If you give me this opportunity I will be a head of department and having a good team with me.
4.
Familar myself with new industry and accomplish new knowledge in real estate related tax issues. I will be happy to take more responsibilities.
Question 18 of 20
How have you saved your past or current employer money, and how to your stay within budget?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I always try to solve or finish my duties which I should deal with issues before deadline and my time management plan is always helped me to do it.
2.
No because I have not had the chance to.
3.
I think every accounting person's 1st duty is to saved the money by paying all the dues on time without any interest and penalties.
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I have not had the opportunity to accomplish this but it is on my goals going forward as I was consumed with meeting deadlines.
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I try to solve the issues before the dealine.?????
Question 19 of 20
How will working for us help you reach your professional goals?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
I can fit your requirement as you published in the vacancies offer even thought I have over 10 years experience in this field.
2.
Experience, skills, knowledge.
3.
I am born with passion of accounting, from school days I had great interest into the calculations and statistics that's why even after having degree in Arts I am choosing career in accounting.
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Beacause of my interpersonal skills combined with my technical and work expereience ie. Worked in a public company a.
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I have over 8 years international tax experiences in surplus calculation, FAPI computation, transfer pricing report compliance and other related working experience that indicated in the job description. In addition, I am have a very supportive team work skills.
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I believe my experience and skills that suits the requirement, & can deliver the expected results by the management.
Question 20 of 20
Why did you apply to our job posting and why do you wish to work for us?

About Tax Manager

December 23rd, 2014

Responsible for managing tax reporting and compliance within an organization. Ensures tax returns are completed and accurate to minimize tax obligations. Responsible for tax planning in preparation for future filings.

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