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A woman in tax

25 September 2023 / Heather Self
Issue: 4906 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , careers , CIOT , HMRC staffing , Admin , Employees
A woman in tax

Key points

  • Younger members of the profession (especially women) should think regularly about what they enjoy and where they want to be in five years.
  • Involvement with the CIOT provided interesting opportunities.
  • Women in Tax was formed to support women working in the tax profession and raise their profile.
  • The network has thrived since it began in 2016 with the pandemic providing the opportunity to reach women online when they couldn’t attend events in person.

When I started as a trainee accountant with what later became Ernst & Young the most senior woman in the Manchester office was a newly-qualified audit senior. Over 40 years later there are far more senior women to be seen – and I hope I’ve helped to contribute to that particularly with my involvement with Women in Tax.

I soon decided that tax was more interesting and intellectually challenging than auditing ...

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