Making the move In-house

Kyle Linzell Tax in Banking & Financial Services, Tax in Commerce & Industry, Career Advice...

Completing your ATT, CTA or ACA/ACCA can be one of the most exciting and pivotal times of your working life with many different options and considerations to take into account. We are experienced in talking to tax professionals throughout their entire career and are able to provide objective guidance to ensure you are making informed decisions that will have a positive long term benefit to your career. The newly qualified market remains to be one of the busiest, with a variety of roles on offer across a diverse range of employers from the Big4 and boutique advisors to FTSE 100 companies and SME start-ups.

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In House

Tax is becoming an increasingly high profile, being very much in the public eye has made it high on the agenda for company CFOs. In-house tax teams are growing in size and specialism and the increased interest has meant a growing market for candidates to ensure taxes are being paid correctly and efficiently as well as maximising opportunity.

One of the most common aspects of working in-house that tax professionals enjoy is the ability of driving projects from start to finish. Rather than offering snippets of advice, you’ll be in a position to identify, design and implement initiatives and opportunities that have a real commercial impact. As part of this you will have exposure to extremely senior stakeholders, adding to your commercial understanding and ability to influence the business and senior management.

Taking your first step in-house doesn’t mean you are wedded to a specific industry or market. Whilst there may be some unique elements to some businesses or industries, the fundamental principles of group tax functions are similar and transferable. Work-life balance often features as a benefit as you are naturally more able to manage your time and have foresight over upcoming projects.

Current market update… huge demand for VAT and corporate tax professionals within the in house market. If you are interested to hear about what your options look like, an update on the current market, live opportunities or would like some advice and support, please contact a member of our team.