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    What is the difference between a Tax Advisor and a Financial Accountant?

    Many (I) understand what the role of an Accountant is, but how does that of a Tax Advisor differ?

    I have seen the terms 'Tax Advisor', 'Tax Accountant', 'Tax Consultant', etc.. Is there actually any difference between these terms/roles?

    Should I complete the ATT and CTA qualifications is it possible/normal practice to move into the general Finance arena or would I be stuck in the Tax world permanently? Accountants often practice but then during the course of their careers move into some general Finance role (maybe management, or Unit Controller, or so). Is this the same for Tax professionals?

    Would you say that working with Tax is a secure job? I would imagine so as Tax is everywhere, you can't get away from it. Is there a specialty in Tax that is (and will be) in more demand?

    Is there much Law involved in Tax (and what's the split i.e. 50/50)?

    What Tax qualifications are demanded? I know ATT and then CTA are, but are there any others that are highly regarded?

    I would love to hear from those whom have done both jobs and what their thoughts (pros and cons) are??

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