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Best Jobs in America

CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

23. Tax Accounting Manager
Tax Accounting Manager
23
Median pay: $96,500
Top pay: $143,000
10-year job growth: 14.3%
Total jobs*: 1,424,400

What they do all day? As anyone who's filled out a 1040 knows, taxes can be complicated. These managers oversee the filing of an organization's taxes, keep up with accounting changes, make sure their company is in compliance with relevant tax laws, work with auditors, and prepare forecasts for management.

How to get the job?

What's great? What's not? --J.A.

What they do all day? As anyone who's filled out a 1040 knows, taxes can be complicated. These managers oversee the filing of an organization's taxes, keep up with accounting changes, make sure their company is in compliance with relevant tax laws, work with auditors, and prepare forecasts for management. --J.A.

Quality of life ratings:
  • Personal satisfaction: A
  • Benefit to society: C
  • Flexibility: A
  • Low stress: C
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*Total jobs is estimated number of people working in broader BLS 'job family.'

Sources: PayScale.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research

Do Tax Accounting Managers have great jobs, or what? Are these great jobs, or what?
It's still a tough job market, so when CNNMoney, in partnership with data from PayScale.com, set out to find America's Best Jobs this year, first and foremost we looked for professions that offer great growth opportunities.

Other big factors: pay (how strong it is now, and how fast it's growing), overall job satisfaction, and how many jobs are in the field overall.
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