Had dinner with a friend last night and they told me someone who is a Tax Manager in BTS at KPMG was leaving to take a job as a tax Director in industry making $175k + stock options. Not in a major city. Does that sound accurate on both (1) big 4 manager to tax director and (2) tax director in a smaller city making $175k + stock options and benefits? Managers in our office in BTS probably make $110k and that’s on the high end.

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Have to look at how experienced the manager is. Comp is about right. I never give value to options unless the stock goes up like crazy year over year consistently.

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Very accurate. Directors tend to make $160-200+ for accounting and slightly more for tax. Public accounting all pays around the same for similar work, and industry pays better for their skill set.

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Could be, but very likely a position that is more stress and hours than public.

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There are no rules about what industry can pay. People/companies negotiate whatever they can. Good for them.

Do tax directors are nonprofits, hospitals and universities also make similar amounts?

SM1, the thing is I started my career here and I don’t have experience in anything but nfp tax. Aside from what I’m learning studying far and school, I don’t have real “accounting” experience aside from tax.

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