Tax careers – your future?
If you are considering a career in tax then this section provides useful links to detailed information on the various opportunities available in the world of tax.
A career in tax has an enormous amount to offer, including variety, intellectual stimulation and plenty of early responsibility.
Tax is a respectable profession to be in. It is sometimes treated as a subset of 'accountancy', but it can be a career in its own right.
Your career can take many different paths – from working as a tax adviser to your own or an employer's clients to working for the Government.
If you enjoy working with people, problem-solving and an ever-changing, dynamic working environment then a career in tax could be for you.
You will encounter a mixture of law, administration and accountancy and it draws on a range of presentational and personal skills. The sky is the limit and you can be part of it.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation’s (CIOT) website has a detailed section on careers, which covers career profiles and case studies of some of the different opportunities available when working in tax. Also the 'Benefits and salary' page provides information on your earning potential.
You can join tax at any stage of your life, there are opportunities for school and college leavers, those who have just graduated, mature students and those looking for a change in career with some years of experience in the workforce.
There is more information on a career in tax and what tax qualifications you can take on the Chartered Institute of Taxation’s and the Association of Taxation Technician’s websites.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is the leading professional body in the UK for advisers dealing with all aspects of taxation. Their website provides information to prospective students on:
- The Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification
- Careers in tax including benefits and salary and case studies.
The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is the leading professional body for those providing UK tax compliance services. There is information on their website for prospective students about: