Help organisations and individuals to optimise their tax efficiency
What is a tax accountant?
Tax accountants provide advisory services to organisations and individuals on a breadth of tax issues. Primarily this relates to optimising day to day tax efficiency, but you could also be involved in the tax aspects of high level business transactions such as company mergers, acquisitions, or setting up new operations overseas. Tax accountants tend to work in public practice
How do I achieve it?
You can enter this career at associate or assistant level, and study for professional qualifications such as ACCA while gaining work experience. However, note that employers tend to recruit graduates for these positions.
Those interested in tax accountancy will benefit from taking the following ACCA Strategic Professional Options exams:
- Advanced Financial Management (AFM)
- Advanced Taxation (ATX)