Having expertly walked through your experience and highlighted the relevant examples that show that you have the skills and competencies for the job, the interview panel asks you to outline your greatest weakness. What do you say?
When I started my training contract in the big four as an naive tax graduate, the prospect of being head of tax in an organisation seemed a lifetime away. Obviously it never did happen for me and never will as I changed direction and pursued a career in recruitment. However for the rest of you tax professionals or trainees hoping one
1. A specialist field – you will be a subject expert and much sought after for Tax adviceLet’s face it, it is inherently gratifying to be “the go to person” for specialist knowledge and advice. Sure, at a superficial level it’s good for your ego, and it can be good for your pocket too, but I think it’s also true that it takes a lot of hard
So you thought tax was a specialist area? Think again! VAT (Value Added Tax) is even more specialised and a career in VAT is a profession whereby your expertise could save corporates and individuals substantial tax bills. For people considering a career tax, have you thought about specialising even further into VAT? What is VAT?
I receive queries from tax professionals regarding career options on a regular basis. Most people are either just out of their training contract with their current firm or just about to start their part 3/final tax exams and thinking what's next? So what are the options? Firstly, don't panic! Although it may seem you have been in your