Type of opportunity:
HMRC’s Tax Specialist Programme (TSP) leads to work as a generalist tax professional or specialist in technical or investigative work. This is an intensive programme lasting around 3 years, designed to give you technical knowledge and professional skills you will need when dealing with HMRC’s customers.
Stage 1 provides you with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills across different areas of tax. You will be able to put this learning into practice with your own portfolio of compliance casework. This will involve checking the tax liabilities of a range of businesses, helping customers get their tax right, and challenging those who are not complying with their legal obligations.
Stage 2 deepens your tax knowledge and builds broader professional skills that HMRC needs from its tax professional leaders.
The programme typically involves a number of self-study modules supported by tutor led training sessions at one of our training centres. These tutorials may involve some travel and there will be a formal exam at the end of each module.
HMRC are currently exploring ways in which the programme may lead to an external qualification. Previously, successful completion of Stage 2 has led to a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Studies in Taxation but this is currently under review.
You will be supported throughout the programme and given real responsibility early on. You will be carrying out interviews and site visits to check that the right tax is being paid, and perhaps even leading a team.
Your programme and training will include:
If you have not been recruited under a full fair and open competition then you can apply as an external applicant if you have a minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent qualification.
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