Companies today have to deal with increasingly complex tax and regulatory structures. Tax analysts provide clients with strategic advice to complement their overall business structure. As a tax analyst you could be working on various projects ranging from advising companies on acquisitions to high net worth individuals on the tax implications of any activities they undertake.
In order to be a good tax analyst you will need to show that you posses good analytical and numerical skills. You are likely to have a range of clients from different industries and you will need to have a sound understanding of how their business operates. You will need to demonstrate good research skills and be expected to keep your self updated with the latest changes in tax law. You will need to have good attention to detail and possess the ability to come up with innovative solutions to match your client’s needs.
• On track for a 2.1 or above
• Ideally minimum 'BBB' at A level (or equivalent in UCAS points)
• No specific degree subject is required
• Broad knowledge of the finance industry is required
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
• Resourcefulness - the ability to think creatively to solve problems
• Passion for detective work