CTA on why he loves The Tax Institute’s events.
Partner at Grant Thornton and has been a member of a number of Institute
34th National Convention in Hobart.
like the National Convention, they're always fun,” he says.
on what their latest insights are, but it's also really good to hear from new
speakers and what they're saying about problems that I might be facing on a
got something great to come home with, whether it's just having had a good time
that you can reflect on or you've got a few deliverables that you could take to
seas in tax
the face of change in tax.
something that all businesses, all people, need to endure and find their way
through,” says Paul.
collecting tax, reporting information on a real-time basis, delivering
insights, maybe directly to a regulator, means that we've got to totally change
we're shoulder-to-shoulder with regulators, the agents, and the clients all
looking at the same time and generating insights at the same time on the same
that we're going to have to change the way that we approach things quite
significantly,” he adds.
Paul’s advice is to new practitioners is twofold.
“Make sure you are interested and that you are really passionate about the area of tax that you're focused on,” he advises.
“And make connections. Because ultimately, if you are dealing with like-minded people, they all have different perspectives and we all benefit from getting multiple perspectives from other professionals.”
Joining The Tax Institute has also been instrumental for his career.
“Getting involved in The Institute has been one of the key things that has helped me achieve lots in my career,” says Paul.
“But then getting involved in The Tax Institute is another; event committees, attending events, getting on committees, ultimately now being on National Council.
“It's been great and having something like The Tax Institute has been wonderful to be part of.”
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