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From your earliest days to retirement, a career in tax offers a wide range of possibilities

Tax Trainee

Just out of college, you're undertaking the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification and working as a trainee tax adviser in a professional services firm. The work is challenging but it's interesting and varied - you'll enjoy the exposure to a range of projects with a range of clients. The qualification mirrors what you're being asked to do at work so you will be able to hit the ground running.

Tax Senior

Newly qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), your tax career is starting to gain momentum. The scale and scope of your projects is increasing. Tax is constantly changing, which means you have to keep up to date with tax legislation even though your studies are complete. However, these changes represent opportunities for your clients and mean that no two days are the same. 

Tax Manager

Qualified now for a number of years, your Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification, coupled with your valuable experience, is really opening doors for you. There are countless opportunities - you could manage a team of tax trainees in a professional services firm and be responsible for an expanding client portfolio. Or you could choose to move to the corporate sector, working for example, in a global software development company as part of an international tax team - which brings plenty of opportunity to travel overseas to their offices in New York, Bangkok and Sydney.  The work is more challenging, but you will also reap the rewards, both in terms of job satisfaction and financially.

Director / Principal / Partner

Qualified now for 10 years or so, you have moved to a new stage of your career - and there are still plenty of options to choose from. You might like to set up your own company, offering tax advice to your own clients. You may have been promoted to the highest levels of the organisation that you work for as tax is an essential part of every commercial transaction - you will be at the heart of the decision-making process. You may be a specialist in a specific area of tax, for example the go to person for advice on particular transactions.

Irrespective of the path you choose, careers in tax are many and varied. What path are you going follow?

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