Hays Taxation reveal expatriate tax professionals in high demand

From: Hays
Published: Thu Nov 06 2008

Hays Taxation, the UK and Ireland's premier specialist in tax jobs, has revealed that there is currently a high demand for expatriate tax professionals.

Hays Taxation has suggested that those who may be specialising in expatriate tax in today's market could broaden their experience by including US work. Those who are working within practice who wish to move in house might also benefit from a secondment spell. This not only allows the individual to develop their skills working on the other side of the fence but also offers the opportunity to try their hand at tax jobs or treasury jobs before deciding on the right career move. Those holding qualifications such as the ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians), CTA (Chartered Tax Advisor) or US Enrolled Agent will find themselves at an advantage, according to Hays, particularly if they wish to work for one of the Big 4 accountancy and professional services firms, namely Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young and KPMG.

"The expatriate tax market is buoyant and candidates are proving extremely marketable within practice, both in the big 4 and in boutique consultancies," commented Gemma Reeves, director at Hays Taxation in London.

"All candidates looking to move into a new tax role should highlight recent experience, achievements and successes," she continued. "Being flexible on location can often open up a wide range of opportunities especially if you have very specific experience. Tax is a great sector to work in as it offers so much diversity and opportunity."

Hays Taxation is the UK and Ireland’s premier specialist in tax jobs, providing taxation professionals to organisations in the practice, commercial and financial services sectors. With nine offices around the UK, Hays Taxation is unique in having locally based, specialist consultants who can make the best connections for candidates and help them find the most applicable tax job in the UK. The in-depth market knowledge of the tax team means that the candidate's career is in the hands of industry experts.

About Hays Taxation:
Hays Taxation is part of Hays plc, the leading global specialist recruitment group. It is market leader in the UK and Australia, and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. At the end of June 2008, the Group employed 8,872 staff operating from 393 offices in 27 countries across 17 specialisms including recruitment for finance jobs, accounting jobs and audit jobs.

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