An exciting future in tax
There is only one group of expert tax professionals whose job it is to advise chief executives, financial controllers, managing directors, small and medium business owners, and private individuals on the important commercial and life decisions they are about to make. That is the job of AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA), many of whom work at the centre of the corporate world, holding senior positions in Irish firms and global corporations.
The Institute’s Tax Technician (TMITI) qualification is Ireland’s only professional tax compliance qualification and is the preferred route into a tax compliance career.
Open up a World of Opportunity at home and abroad
AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) work in a wide variety of roles providing tax expertise and advice to businesses and individuals, while many advise professionally through senior roles within multinational companies, Government, Revenue, State bodies and the EU.
The AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification is widely recognised by employers as an essential pre-requisite for a career in tax in Ireland. The AITI is also the only tax qualification recognised under the EU Directive 2005/36 which enables holders meeting certain criteria to practise not only in Ireland but also in all other EU Member States.
TMITI qualified individuals would provide tax compliance services in a a wide variety of roles both in practice and in industry.
Not just for business graduates
While many people go on to work in taxation from legal, accounting and business disciplines, people from arts, humanities, science and engineering backgrounds also successfully pursue careers in tax. Go to www.taxireland.ie/education and see the variety of roles, sectors and backgrounds that AITI Registered Tax Consultants work.
No training contract required
You are not required to obtain a training contract to complete the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification or the TMITI qualification. However, some AITI students secure roles as tax trainees before they commence the qualification. Most of the large accountancy or legal firms that have a tax practice start their graduate recruitment programmes in September/October and this is often referred to as the “Milk Round”. All of the larger firms require that you complete a formal application form which is available on their website or at a college career office. Quite often firms also recruit at the start of the academic year so for more details on these graduate recruitment programmes, please visit the various company and college career office websites.
Many of Ireland’s largest companies also recruit graduates for their in-house tax departments.
The AITI Chartered Tax Adviser course is broken into three Parts, assessed through a mixture of continuous assessment and examinations. Classes run in several locations around the country and we run both winter and summer courses. Click here to see the timetables.
The Tax Technician (TMITI) course is one year part-time.