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As a CTA, you will join Ireland’s leading professional group of tax advisers working across a broad range of sectors:

  • Professional Services firms
  • Legal firms
  • Corporate sector
  • Financial services
  • Government and public sector

Irrespective of which aspect of the career appeals to you, the one common denominator to progress is the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.

Read more about the qualification

What will my background be?

There’s no stereotype of what makes the perfect tax adviser, and participants from none related disciplines bring a wealth of diverse and unique skills.

So step back and take a look at yourself – is this you?

  • A creative thinker
  • A flair for innovative problem solving
  • Analytical skills
  • Persistent and resilient
  • A natural communicator
  • An aptitude for numbers
  • Commercial acumen

But most of all you will have the desire to work at the cutting edge of finance and the ambition to stand out from the rest.

What could I be?

As the leading tax qualification in Ireland, this three-part programme delivers deep tax technical knowledge and legislative expertise. Designed, delivered and assessed in keeping with best practice in professional education.

Those who hold the CTA are highly sought after throughout tax practice, the corporate and public sector both at home and abroad. The qualification opens up a world of possibilities.

A career in tax could mean working with and advising some of the key people and corporates in Ireland and abroad

You will be involved in all stages of a company’s or individual's financial life cycle

A career in tax could mean shaping legislation and tax policy

Career Progression

From your earliest days to retirement, a career in tax offers a wide range of possibilities


Irrespective of the path you choose, careers in tax are many and varied. What path are you going follow?

Tax Trainee

Just out of college, you'll be undertaking the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Your work is challenging but interesting and varied. The CTA qualification will assist you in developing your technical and professional skills. You will start to apply your knowledge to your work.

Tax Senior

Newly qualified as a CTA, your career is gaining momentum. You will begin to have more responsibility. Tax is constantly changing, which means you must keep up to date after you qualify. This gives you the opportunity to continue your professional development.

Tax Manager

You have been qualified for several years. Your CTA qualification and the experience you have gained is really opening doors for you. You have countless opportunities both in Ireland and abroad. You will likely become responsible for leading some projects at work.

Director / Principal / Partner

You have over 10 years of experience. This is the pinnacle of your career. You will be responsible for important decisions. You will be involved in obtaining new clients and in managing relationships with existing ones. You will be a leader and mentor to the next generation of CTAs.