Partner, Tax & Legal Services - PwC, Russia
The pinnacle of my professional career in the UK was to be a partner in what is now Deloitte. Naturally, having these two professional qualifications was a big help in achieving this status. After I left Deloitte I worked in television for many years and travelled the world so doing. I was proud to have CTA and ACA on my business card, and when dealing with multi-national corporations and state bodies in Japan, Russia, France, Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, the USA and many other places found that I was readily accepted as a "professional person". When I decided to end my career with PwC in Moscow (and previously Deloitte here) the qualifications were a big help in (a) being accepted and (b) resolving visa issues.
I have always been proud of my CTA and ACA qualifications and they have been a big help throughout my career, wherever I have worked."