Thursday, 22 June 2017

What is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)?


If you’re serious about building a career in tax, one of your long-term objectives should be to attain the Chartered Tax Adviser designation.

This is an internationally recognised, respected mark of technical excellence and professional integrity. It represents the pinnacle of the tax profession. 

The CTA designation can take your career to the heights of the tax profession. Conceived by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Taxation, it’s the ultimate accreditation for tax professionals around the world.

Here are three compelling ways a CTA designation can help you achieve more.


1. Industry recognition


Whether you dream of working for a multinational finance firm or a local not-for-profit, the CTA designation can supercharge your employability and set you apart from other job candidates. 

Chartered Tax Advisers are required to absorb complex technical knowledge and develop a nuanced understanding of taxation issues – attributes that equip them to deal with a variety of business challenges. 

In many ways, the post-nominal letters CTA signify that a tax professional is at the top of their game. In a tight job market, they serve as a powerful asset that can help secure a competitive edge.


2. Going global


Country-specific regulations can make it difficult for tax professionals to launch global careers, but the CTA designation can be a passport to international success. 

CTA students learn how to manage international tax risks and comply with cross-border reporting duties. This is powerful knowledge that can help in a global job market. 

Tax practitioners who attain CTA status are especially sought after in the United Kingdom, Europe and Ireland. This means greater access to hard-to-find international roles that can fast-track your career growth.


3. Future-proofing your career


The CTA designation can also attract high-profile clients who want to invest in the industry’s best. 

In addition, it cultivates leadership abilities and analytical skills – paving the way for greater remuneration, professional stability and the chance to move forward in your career.

Designed by industry leaders and taxation experts, the Chartered Tax Adviser Program is rigorous and flexible. It represents the ultimate step towards your dream position in tax. When you embrace it, you’ll never look back.


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