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    Hi all,

    After 18 months in tax with 11 out of 15 exams behind me, I want to quit. Accountancy is not for me. I have given it a good shot and I appreciate it has its merits for others, but I'd rather be doing something that I personally respect and value. It is not a career for which I can muster any motivation. I have other skills and wish to use those. Life is short etc. Don't get me wrong, I know bills need to be paid, a job is just a job - but there are some jobs which sit slightly better with me morally and idealistically.

    I'd like to know how I may leave without paying back tuition. Any first hand experience? The obvious answer is intentionally fail an exam but due to our ACA-CTA contract, the next opportunity to be fired (results day) isn't until September this year and since I'll be doing a masters in September, I'd like to get out by August.

    Thanks for your help.

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    You're asking something which isn't really possible, if it was why have that clause in the first place. My only advice would be to speak to someone in HR/line manager to see if there's any wiggle room regarding the repayment of fees. In certain circumstances I'd imagine some firms would rather take the hit (or at least a % of it) rather than keep someone who's only there because they don't want to repay the fees.
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    If your at the kind of firm that offered to pay for 15 exams over the course of two years

    Its unlikely they will let u just walk away without paying, none of the big firms that i know off, that pay for tuition will just let you bugger off with months left remaining on your contract
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    (Original post by matthewrgb)
    Hi all,

    After 18 months in tax with 11 out of 15 exams behind me, I want to quit. Accountancy is not for me. I have given it a good shot and I appreciate it has its merits for others, but I'd rather be doing something that I personally respect and value. It is not a career for which I can muster any motivation. I have other skills and wish to use those. Life is short etc. Don't get me wrong, I know bills need to be paid, a job is just a job - but there are some jobs which sit slightly better with me morally and idealistically.

    I'd like to know how I may leave without paying back tuition. Any first hand experience? The obvious answer is intentionally fail an exam but due to our ACA-CTA contract, the next opportunity to be fired (results day) isn't until September this year and since I'll be doing a masters in September, I'd like to get out by August.

    Thanks for your help.

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    What firms are you in. ?

    The big four?

    Speak with someone in HR and ask to discuss it privately
 
 
 
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