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A career in tax

A career in tax has an enormous amount to offer graduates, including variety, intellectual stimulation and plenty of early responsibility. If you enjoy working with people, the challenge of problem solving and an ever-changing, dynamic working environment then a career in tax is for you.

What does a tax adviser do?

Tax is a mixture of law, administration and accountancy and it draws on a huge range of intellectual, presentational and personal skills. A tax adviser works with companies and individuals, trying to create the best tax strategies for them. The complex and diverse nature of taxation means that tax advisers rapidly develop areas of specialist knowledge. The main areas of specialisation are corporate, personal, international, inheritance tax, VAT, National Insurance, and trusts and estates.

To be eligible to sit the CTA exams you will have a previous professional qualification or equivalent tax experience. Once you pass the exams you can progress to membership of the Institute.

To find out whether you are eligible to register as a CTA student click here.

Find out what it takes to be a tax adviser click here.

 

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