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Opportunity Knocks

10 March 2005 / Howard Mcwilliam
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Howard McWilliam looks at the market for tax managers

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS

A friend of mine once said I had no common sense and couldn't manage my way out of a paper bag. I was furious. That very night I spent an hour taping together a 7'-square bag and then after donning my most powerful red tie and repeating motivational slogans to the mirror crawled inside. Well in under two hours I was back out of that bag with managing reputation restored. I was disappointed to discover however that until I work for an accountancy firm and get some kind of qualification I am unlikely to be accepted for the role of tax manager.
Those who do have what it takes to be a tax manager though find themselves in a market more buoyant than it has been for years. The profile of tax departments has risen now that the new flurry...

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