4 reasons why upskilling is the best thing for your tax career right now

When a New Year begins, many of us are full of hope and
aspirations. You made professional goals to set your career up for the future
and lay the groundwork to become a leader or specialist in your field.

With the year almost over, you may feel that it’s too late
to achieve your goals.
It’s definitely not too late. But how will you get back on
Here are 4 reasons why upskilling with Australia’s leading tax
is the best thing you can do for your tax career right now:
1. Future-proofing

With the rise of digitisation, automation, as well as constant
legislative and regulatory changes on the horizon for the tax profession,
upskilling will set you up for the future.
More specifically, our education programs
have been developed to provide you with a specific professional outcome. The Chartered
Tax Adviser
(CTA) designation can attract high-profile clients who want to
invest in the industry’s best.
It also cultivates leadership abilities and sharp analytical
skills – paving the way for greater remuneration, professional stability and
the chance to step ahead in your career.
Designed by industry-leading taxation experts, The Tax
Institute’s program is intellectually rigorous yet practical and flexible. It
represents the ultimate step towards your dream career in tax. When you decide
to embrace it, you’ll never look back.
2. Global

You may be interested in pursuing career opportunities
Country-specific laws and regulations sometimes make it
difficult for tax professionals to launch global careers. However, a CTA
designation is effectively a passport to international success.
Tax Adviser Program
students learn how to manage international tax risks
and comply with cross-border reporting duties – powerful knowledge that will
put you head and shoulders above the rest. Tax practitioners who attain CTA
status are sought after in job markets across the UK, Europe and Ireland. This
means greater access to hard-to-find international roles that can fast-track
your career growth.

3. Competitive

If you’re a tax professional in Australia, the CTA
designation is an advertisement to employers and clients of your high standing
and your commitment to maintaining currency in your profession. In a tight job
market, it serves as a powerful asset.
The constantly evolving state of tax law and administration
means that Australian tax practitioners need to keep their skills and knowledge
up to date with the changing landscape. Employers and taxpayers want the
confidence of knowing that their tax professional has the right qualifications
to manage their affairs. Those carrying this designation have proved themselves
to be of the highest calibre and equipped to provide the best tax advice.
Whether your aspirations are to work for a multinational
firm or a not-for-profit, a CTA designation will supercharge your employability
and set you apart from other candidates.
Chrystal Kimber, Advisor at Bowden Liberatore, says “ I recommend it to those who want to be taken
seriously as a tax adviser … This is a qualification that they need to

4. Mark of expertise

Being a CTA enables accountants or lawyers to specialise as
tax professionals – much as a doctor might choose to become a dermatologist or
surgeon. When clients consult with a CTA, they know they are dealing with a
Chrystal says, “ If
graduates are interested in a career in tax then the CTA designation is a
genuine option for them to be able to fulfil that.
So there you have it. Upskilling is the best thing you can
do for your career right now. And it’s certainly not too late to springboard to
your success in time for the New Year.

Further reading: Check out 83 year old Joseph Malouf's story who has graduated from our Graduate Diploma of Applied Tax Law.


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