Indirect tax analyst at Deloitte

Start Date:
2017
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
Salary:
£29,250 annually
Review Date:
April 2019

Review Score

6.2 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

7/10

Indirect tax analyst. Sending emails to clients advising on indirect tax implications of products / offerings. Attending client meetings, running client calls. Discussing indirect tax developments with clients in the UK and globally, i.e. digital tax compliance, new tax regimes, taxation of electronic services and goods. Attending training courses and online e-learning

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

6/10

Yes. I have developed a number of soft skills, including face to face client interactions, ability to talk to clients and colleagues on phone calls, and business writing. I have also developed technical knowledge in a broad sense, across tax, but specifically, and to a greater extent, in indirect tax.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

5/10

I do enjoy the programme. The exams are a bit painful, and not exactly what I want to be doing, however. I like the team I work with, they are great, and the clients we work with are influential and generally have a global presence. Nonetheless, not what I want to be doing longterm

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4. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

I do enjoy the programme. The exams are a bit painful, and not exactly what I want to be doing, however. I like the team I work with, they are great, and the clients we work with are influential and generally have a global presence. Nonetheless, not what I want to be doing longterm

5. How much support do you receive from your employer?

7/10

Good amount of support. We have a person assigned to us at work - the coach - who checks in with us and is responsible for making sure we are getting on OK with the programme. The HR team could be better and there's not a huge amount of awareness about the programme by those who haven't done it

6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?

7/10

Good amount of support. They tell us their mobile phone numbers and say we can call / email / text / WhatsApp on weekends if we need to. However, there is some ignorance about what we do for our day job and how little turn around time we have to prepare for exams.

7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?

2/10

Not a huge amount. It gives a good broader knowledge grounding for general business acumen, but this isn't relevant for my role at work. My role is very technical and focuses on a small area, which formed part of one exam at professional level and certificate level of the ACA

8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)

9/10

Yes, there are lots of extra-curricular activities to get involved in at work. We have sports teams, professional networking events and socials. There are cultural groups and associations, training events, team bonding exercises. There is also a good culture of bringing together people in the same year group to bond.

9a. Would you recommend Deloitte to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

Great firm to work for. The Nature of a big four firm means that it is a great employer - good perks, lots of holiday time and very good with sick leave. The remuneration could be better at the lower grades in the organisation, particularly as the work isn't overly thrilling.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Deloitte?

Think carefully about what area you would like to work in, and what exams you want to take, or, indeed, need to take, in order to progress your career the way you want. Read the news, particularly business, to get a general awareness of current affairs, come across enthusiastic and engaged.

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