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Job Description

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements 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 get into this career as a trainee with a company, for which you'll need 2 to 3 A levels. There are also graduate training schemes.

You could also transfer from another profession such as accountancy or law.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could open your own tax consultancy.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Tax inspector
  • Business adviser
  • Auditor
  • Private practice accountant

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • 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

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £50,000

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