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What will you learn on the CTA Programme


A deep understanding of tax legislation and essential professional skills for the commercial world

The Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification delivers both breadth and depth – a deep understanding of tax legislation across all taxes, as well as a broad view of the strategic importance of tax in the wider business environment.

Our programme is academically rigorous, attracting graduates and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds who want to pursue a career in tax.

Our dynamic programme reflects the constantly evolving marketplace and employers’ needs.

Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) are ready for the commercial world.

Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge and skills to perform a wide variety of roles

Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) undertake key functions, whether they work in practice, industry or the public sector, including:

    • Providing and implementing tax advice, on the consequences of business decisions, life events and financial transactions
    • Conducting financial investigation and evaluation to provide and implement optimal advice
    • Representing taxpayers or the company they work for
    • Supporting taxpayers to be tax compliant
    • Recording tax in financial records and disclosing tax balances in financial statements

Professional Skills

Holders of the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification acquire skills such as analysis and judgement to investigate and evaluate tax issues. They learn to provide and implement tax advice and support taxpayers to be tax compliant.

Expert communications skills are a key requirement when representing clients and companies, and students are also taught to develop the following skills throughout the course:

    • Research & analysis
    • Judgement
    • Project management & implementation
    • Communication