The natural synergy between tax and law
Tax is grounded in law, and one of the key skills of a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is the ability to provide value-added tax advice which is grounded on the interpretation of legislation, case-law and precedent.
Caroline Austin, an Associate Tax Lawyer with Matheson, commented:
"Once I qualified as a solicitor, I started my studies for the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification with the Irish Tax Institute. In the Matheson tax department and the tax industry as a whole, this is considered an essential qualification and I knew how much it would enhance my knowledge and skills.
Each year as I was learning more through my studies with the Irish Tax Institute, I was able to put this knowledge to practical application in my role in the tax department."
The Hunt Scholarship
The Hunt Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for recently qualified solicitors and barristers with an interest in tax to win a place on the prestigious Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme.
To be eligible to qualify, candidates must be a recently qualified solicitor or barrister. Full details of the Scholarship along with entry requirements and the application process can be found below.
The Scholarship includes:
Edel Butler was the first recipient of the Hunt Scholarship. Pictured above receiving the award from Mike Gaffney, KPMG at the Institute's Annual Dinner in February 2012, Edel completed a work placement with William Fry and commenced her Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) studies on the 2012 summer course. Edel successfully qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in November 2014.