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I am a recent graduate who is looking to study ATT/CTA. Can someone please tell me roughly the time it takes to become qualified.
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Have you looked into ACCA/CIMA as being a graduate you may receive exemptions if you studied a relevant degree.


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Hey,

My friend just started at HW Fisher a top 20 firm and shes doing dat qualification. It looks like its gona take 5 years for her to become a chartered tax advisor
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Have you looked into ACCA/CIMA as being a graduate you may receive exemptions if you studied a relevant degree.


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Thanks for your reply. I have looked into various qualifications.
I graduated with a degree in mathematics and physics so will not get any exemptions. Also I am looking for a role within tax (although one could do ACCA/CIMA and then do CTA afterwards).
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Thanks for your reply. I have looked into various qualifications.
I graduated with a degree in mathematics and physics so will not get any exemptions. Also I am looking for a role within tax (although one could do ACCA/CIMA and then do CTA afterwards).
If you're a graduate and want to do the CTA, have a look at grauate tax roles in accounting firms which offer the CTA. Most will probably be ACA, but there is a joint programme offered by some firms too.

The normal CTA route will take you 3 years, as will the ACA. The joint route takes about 5 years to complete.

There's no point in doing the AAT since you're a graduate, unless you want to see if accountancy is right for you.
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If you're a graduate and want to do the CTA, have a look at grauate tax roles in accounting firms which offer the CTA. Most will probably be ACA, but there is a joint programme offered by some firms too.

The normal CTA route will take you 3 years, as will the ACA. The joint route takes about 5 years to complete.

There's no point in doing the AAT since you're a graduate, unless you want to see if accountancy is right for you.
Thanks for your reply.
The ACA/CTA joint route is something that I would like to do. However if a training contract offers ATT then i will do it providing there is an opportunity to study CTA. (the AAT and ATT are two different qualifications)
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Thanks for your reply.
The ACA/CTA joint route is something that I would like to do. However if a training contract offers ATT then i will do it providing there is an opportunity to study CTA. (the AAT and ATT are two different qualifications)
Sorry I meant ATT. Either way, they're both at the same level. You won't find training contracts for ATT as a graduate - these sorts of contracts are usually meant for school leavers after A levels. Best to go straight into a CTA or ACA training contract - it's a waste of 2 years otherwise and may not even be open to you as you'll be over qualified. If you want to do the ATT beforehand though, you can do it as an independent student.
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Sorry I meant ATT. Either way, they're both at the same level. You won't find training contracts for ATT as a graduate - these sorts of contracts are usually meant for school leavers after A levels. Best to go straight into a CTA or ACA training contract - it's a waste of 2 years otherwise and may not even be open to you as you'll be over qualified. If you want to do the ATT beforehand though, you can do it as an independent student.
MHA macintyre Hudson are offering a training contract where you study ATT then you study CTA. would you recommend something like this or would it be better to apply elsewhere?
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Sorry I meant ATT. Either way, they're both at the same level. You won't find training contracts for ATT as a graduate - these sorts of contracts are usually meant for school leavers after A levels. Best to go straight into a CTA or ACA training contract - it's a waste of 2 years otherwise and may not even be open to you as you'll be over qualified. If you want to do the ATT beforehand though, you can do it as an independent student.
Futhermore to do the CTA direct tax route (corporate/personal tax) you need to have some prior qualification (either ACA/ATT etc) where as for indirect route (VAT) you can take the CTA directly.
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Futhermore to do the CTA direct tax route (corporate/personal tax) you need to have some prior qualification (either ACA/ATT etc) where as for indirect route (VAT) you can take the CTA directly.
The ATT to CTA route sounds good, but is it a grad training contract? I personally would do the ACA to CTA route for versatility, it will take roughly the same amount of time as ATT to CTA, but you'll get a more advanced and versatile qualification.

Sorry I wasn't aware about the corporate tax condition ( I work in audit and am doing the ACA, not tax).
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The ATT to CTA route sounds good, but is it a grad training contract? I personally would do the ACA to CTA route for versatility, it will take roughly the same amount of time as ATT to CTA, but you'll get a more advanced and versatile qualification.

Sorry I wasn't aware about the corporate tax condition ( I work in audit and am doing the ACA, not tax).
Thanks for your reply. I agree that the ACA/CTA is the better route and ideally would prefer it. However if a place doesn't offer it then I may still consider applying.
With regards to MHA Macintyre Hudson there vacancy says that a 2:1 degree is required so it is a graduate route.
Thanks for answer my questions. How are you finding thee ACA?
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Hi, How can we get ATT personal and business tax books. Also, is there any ATT student forum/Thanks
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