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    Hello everyone !

    I wanted to start a thread where people doing the Tax graduate scheme at any of the Big 4 could come together and support each other.

    My offer is from Deloitte , due to start in September 2017. It's for Corporate Tax.

    Who else is out there ?
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    I know I'm not the only one doing Tax
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    Deloitte 2017 GES
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    (Original post by hodgey111)
    Deloitte 2017 GES

    I knew I wasn't alone - slightly surprised at the lack of responses tbh. Tax is popular , no?
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    I guess because it is quite accessible from quite a few degree disciplines.
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    Working in corp tax, started last Sept at a Big Four.

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    I'm starting in Corporate Tax at Deloitte in September.
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    (Original post by College rocks)
    Working in corp tax, started last Sept at a Big Four.

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    Which of the big 4 and which location?
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    (Original post by hodgey111)
    Which of the big 4 and which location?
    PwC, Midlands

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    (Original post by College rocks)
    PwC, Midlands

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    How have you found it? How are the exams? Have you had any salary increases since your start date?
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    (Original post by hodgey111)
    How have you found it? How are the exams? Have you had any salary increases since your start date?
    It was a slow start, mainly because it is very technical so you get to be on the sidelines for a while.

    Due to exemptions, I havent done a single exam yet - due to take some prof. exams later this year.

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    (Original post by College rocks)
    It was a slow start, mainly because it is very technical so you get to be on the sidelines for a while.

    Due to exemptions, I havent done a single exam yet - due to take some prof. exams later this year.

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    May sound a daft question but how do you check to see which exams you are exempt from?
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    (Original post by givemestrength)
    May sound a daft question but how do you check to see which exams you are exempt from?
    http://www.icaew.com/en/for-current-...-qualification

    this is what I used to check exemptions
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    (Original post by givemestrength)
    May sound a daft question but how do you check to see which exams you are exempt from?
    The list ICAEW provides is not exhaustive, so you might be eligible for more exemptions than the ones listed.

    In my case I was eligible for an additional certificate level paper and 2 prof. papers. You have to submit a form to the institute to claim those (more details on the website).

    However, Ive been told by senior associates that claiming an exemption for the prof. papers isnt always favourable as the syllabus content of the advanced stage heavily relies on those prof. papers. It is assumed knowledge so your tuition provider will not recap on those topics for you.

    So think about it carefully.
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    (Original post by College rocks)
    The list ICAEW provides is not exhaustive, so you might be eligible for more exemptions than the ones listed.

    In my case I was eligible for an additional certificate level paper and 2 prof. papers. You have to submit a form to the institute to claim those (more details on the website).

    However, Ive been told by senior associates that claiming an exemption for the prof. papers isnt always favourable as the syllabus content of the advanced stage heavily relies on those prof. papers. It is assumed knowledge so your tuition provider will not recap on those topics for you.

    So think about it carefully.
    Hi, I am considering swirhcthing fo corp tax in big four or top ten. I would be grateful if you or someone else could explain a typical day and how you are finding the job.

    I can provide audit or aca qualification experience/knowledge should you wish to know something.
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    Hi, I am considering swirhcthing fo corp tax in big four or top ten. I would be grateful if you or someone else could explain a typical day and how you are finding the job.

    I can provide audit or aca qualification experience/knowledge should you wish to know something.
    Sorry I can't answer your question as I haven't started the role yet , but I was wondering if you had any advice for handling the qualification studies once we start?

    Thanks to PPs for linking the ICAEW info.
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    (Original post by NAJC)
    Hi, I am considering swirhcthing fo corp tax in big four or top ten. I would be grateful if you or someone else could explain a typical day and how you are finding the job.

    I can provide audit or aca qualification experience/knowledge should you wish to know something.
    Tax compliance team: preparation of corp tax returns; preparing computations; doing tax accounting work.

    Tax advisory team: doing research on tax laws; drafting emails to clients; ad-hoc project work and analysis; occasional client billing


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    (Original post by givemestrength)
    Sorry I can't answer your question as I haven't started the role yet , but I was wondering if you had any advice for handling the qualification studies once we start?

    Thanks to PPs for linking the ICAEW info.
    So you will study for ACA and not CTA then?

    Just make sure to maintain something of a work life balance whilst ensuring that you devote enough time to your studies. Attend all college sessions, homeworks and plenty of practice questions in your own time.

    It might be harder for you as you won't come across lots of accounting and audit things in your work life so maybe look at a set of accounts, read stuff online or speak to colleagues.
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    (Original post by givemestrength)
    I knew I wasn't alone - slightly surprised at the lack of responses tbh. Tax is popular , no?
    Which offices have you both got offers from?
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    Which offices have you both got offers from?
    London.
 
 
 
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