Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)
The ATT course is designed to develop your competency in tax (personal & business), accounting principles, ethics, trusts, estates, VAT, etc.
This is a modular structured course offering a choice from 7 free-standing Certificates of Competency so if for example you only want to study personal tax compliance you will be able to take an examination in that topic only. Demanding study. Can go on to exams of Chartered Institute of Taxation.
A Career in Tax
Tax affects everyone – how much you earn and spend depends on various aspects of the UK tax system. Tax is a part of government, business and everyday life. That’s why intelligent and experienced tax professionals are always highly sought after.
A career in tax has an enormous amount to offer individuals, including variety, intellectual stimulation and plenty of responsibility. If you enjoy working with people, the challenge of problem solving and an ever-changing, dynamic working environment then a career in tax is for you.
Tax is much more changeable than most careers – you’re not just going through the same routines year-on-year, but looking for new ways to apply ever-changing legislation, and understanding the changes introduced every year.
- It’s a challenging career to apply both quantitative and qualitative skills
- The potential for career development within your employing firm is very appealing : after completing ATT and CTA exams
- There are huge opportunities within the tax career path
- You get to apply your communication skills by explaining complicated tax compliance matters in simplified terms to clients
Many of a tax professional’s responsibilities involve tax preparation and management. A tax professional or adviser works with their clients’ financial statements and accounting records, ensuring that their finances are tax compliant.
This requires both a detailed understanding of applicable tax codes, and the ability to conduct and apply research in unfamiliar areas. Since tax legislation is always changing, tax advisers will frequently need to update their knowledge with tax courses. If you love learning and applying that knowledge directly to the work you do on a regular basis, then a career in tax might be the perfect fit for you.