Tax SMs....why do we do this when the raises are 💩? No escape route?

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Plenty of escape routes right now look at the number of Tax VP and Director postings on Linked in and indeed. I am still at PA as I am afraid to give up the flexibility, I don’t see myself reporting to a boss if I want a day off, running late or need to call in sick... Plus it’s a lot easier to be a SM when you know you are not here to make partner and just taking your time to find something else.

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I interviewed for a couple of positions, the offers were $170-180k plus 15-20% bonus. I am trying to see if I can get $200k base in NYC.

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This is my fear of making tax SM. Afraid the promo will hold back exit opps

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Tax let’s SMs just chill? Audit just pushes people out the door

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I have SM1... they don’t respond. Would love to bounce.

It's currently my goal to make director. I hear that tax director salaries are like 150+ (LA) which in my opinion is low for what they have to put up with. But I thought the bonuses were big?

I thought industry bonuses were 20%, roughly for directors.

Our directors make ~160 in the SE, 150 with LA’s COL seems bad..

Wow GT. What are your SMs at then?

PWC1, don’t get me wrong there is still plenty of work to do but at least I am not staying till midnight every night like the ones trying to prove out they are partner material.

SM/director are the same level. Directors become managing directors while senior managers become partners

Wow. I’m way underpaid.

Sm1 are you looking for industry role? I’m in nyc as new tax SM with 180 base. Probably going to try for partner rather than exit at this point.

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