A Tax Adviser uses their knowledge of tax legislation to advise private clients and organisations. They will implement tax strategies to ensure that clients pay their taxes in the most efficient way, are paying the correct amount of tax that they benefit from any tax advantages or exemptions that they are legitimately entitled to.
No set requirements for this role but professional tax advisers usually have a recognised qualification from the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) or the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).
You could start this career as a trainee with a company, for which you'll need 2 - 3 A levels. There are also graduate training schemes; you could also transfer from another profession such as accountancy or law or you could get into this job via an apprenticeship.
- Excellent numerical skills
- Ability to interpret complex financial data
- Good concentration levels
- Precision and attention to detail
- Ability to work on your own initiative
- Strong communication skills
- Honesty and integrity
£18,000 to £50,000