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Top 5 Reasons to Work in Tax

Tax is the heartbeat of all commercial transactions – it drives how decisions are made, no matter how big or small.   It demands a pioneering way of thinking in a fast-paced environment.  

Just think of the possibilities… with a career in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

1. IT’S INTELLECTUALLY REWARDING

If you are interested in tax as a career, most likely you are one of the best, the brightest, and at the top of your class. You have always thrived on new knowledge and new ways of thinking.  The depth and breadth of tax means it’s a career that will constantly feed your intellectual appetite.  You will be working on technically intricate commercial projects that will demand you to be smart and strategic. 

Think more sophisticated planning than mundane number crunching.

2. BE PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY CHALLENGED

A career in tax means you will always be challenged – every day will be a new learning experience. The tax landscape is always evolving. Clients’ needs are constantly changing. This means you must always keep one step ahead.   Challenging work means you work smarter and think smarter – its drives you forward.

Think more adrenaline rush than daily routine.  

3. EXCITING GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

So many of our graduates have had the opportunity, through their firms and employers, to work in exciting cities across the world.

They are based in international cities including New York, London, Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong.  International secondments are a growing feature of a career in tax.

4. CAREER PROGRESSION 

Standing still is not an option.  As your knowledge and skills grow, you will want to quickly move up the leadership ladder.   Tax is a career that rewards your ambition.  It allows you the opportunity to shine from the start.  There are no barriers to how quickly you can get to the top if you have the drive and ambition.

Think fast lane to the top rather than slow progression.

5. IT’S DIVERSE

You want diversity in the type of work you do, and diversity in where you do that work.

A career in tax gives you unlimited scope in the type of work you do - from the type of taxes that you advise on, to the type of industry that you work in, to where in the world you want to work.

Think options not limitations.

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