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Tax adviser

Tax advisers help clients plan their finances to make sure they're paying the right amount of tax.

Potential salary

£18,000 to £50,000

Employment by 2024

+3.38%

Working hours

38 to 40 a week

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • maths knowledge
  • customer service skills
  • ambition and a desire to succeed
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to read English
  • analytical thinking skills
  • active listening skills
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Your daily duties may include:

  • meeting clients to discuss their financial situation
  • gathering information to calculate the amount of tax due
  • checking and completing tax returns
  • auditing clients' tax records
  • explaining tax law to clients and finding ways to reduce their liability
  • producing reports or presentations for clients
  • negotiating with HMRC on your client's behalf
  • keeping up to date with regulations

You could work in an office or at a client's business.

With experience, you could open your own tax consultancy.

You can find out more about becoming a tax adviser from the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Taxation Technicians.

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