Adam William Jobson from West Hampstead has won a top award, the John Wood Medal, for the highest marks on Paper IIC in exams set by The Chartered Institute of Taxation, CIOT, the UK professional body for Chartered Tax Advisers. Press Office: Viv Rees, Head of Communications, Tel: 020 7235 9381
Adam William Jobson from West Hampstead has won a top award, the John Wood Medal, for the highest marks on Paper IIC in exams set by The Chartered Institute of Taxation, CIOT, the UK professional body for Chartered Tax Advisers.
Stephen Yates, Chairman of the London Branch said:
“I’m delighted that someone in the West Hampstead area has beaten off tough competition and won the top prize. The Institute sets very high standards for those wanting to join the tax profession, but once you’re in, it’s worth it.
“Working in tax is very different to the common perception of endless number crunching. Anyone interested in finance or law can enter the profession directly from school or university regardless of the subjects they have studied. There are careers for everyone in professional service firms, industry, commerce, the financial sector, government and the law.”
The CIOT has established a tax education programme called Tax Talking which includes a careers site and teaching materials for schools. Members of the Institute have offered to visit any educational establishment who would like to know more about tax and opportunities in the profession.
Visit www.tax.org.uk to download Tax Talking materials at no charge or call 020 7235 9381 to get details of the tax teaching initiative and monthly CIOT branch meetings where leading figures in the profession talk about topical tax issues.
NOTE FOR EDITORS:
Adam William Jobson is aged 24 and lives in West Hampstead. He works in the Real Estate, Travel and Tourism Corporate Tax group within Deloitte & Touche and has extensive UK corporate compliance and consulting experience, particularly in the hospitality industry.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT deals with all aspects of direct and indirect taxation. Its primary purpose is to promote education in and the study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of its key aims is to achieve a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it - taxpayers, advisers and the authorities. The CIOT’s comments and recommendations on tax issues are made solely in order to achieve its aims: it is entirely apolitical in its work. The 12,000 members of the CIOT have the practising title of “Chartered Tax Adviser”.
The Institute was established in 1930 and received its Royal Charter in 1994. It is a United Kingdom member of the Confédération Fiscale Européenne (CFE), the umbrella body for 150,000 tax advisers in Europe. As part of its charitable activities, the CIOT also sponsors the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group which works to improve and simplify the tax system so as to make it more responsive to the needs of those who cannot afford to pay for tax advice.
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