Michael Page Taxation has been operating as a specialist division of Michael Page International for over 20 years. Careers in taxation have evolved considerably over the last 10-20 years with companies focussing on delivering more effective taxation management. Increasingly tax has become one of the most progressive career moves available and in finance is now seen as critical to a businesses success, as significant cost savings can be made.
Roles in taxation at the newly qualified level typically involve roles in public practice (Big Four, Top 10 or independent accountancy firms) or in-house within industry and commerce or financial services. There is currently high demand for professionals at the newly qualified to two years post qualification level. The main areas of tax where newly qualified candidates find themselves in demand, working as tax advisors, analysts or assistant managers, are:
- Corporate tax
- Indirect tax (VAT)
- Transfer pricing
- Personal/private client tax
- International tax
- Expatriate tax
Working within public practice will typically involve a client focus, providing cutting edge commercial advice to your client portfolio in your relevant tax specialism. Progressive and structured careers are often on offer from a newly qualified level through to senior manager/director and then onto partner.
A move into in-house taxation will see you working as an integral part of a corporate team. Your responsibilities could include dealing with anything from compliance issues to structuring, planning and advisory work, and often involve liaising with external advisors to seek new solutions to existing and future tax issues.