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ACA CFAB - CTA Tax Apprenticeship

Alvarez & Marsal
London (Greater)
Closing date
6 Jan 2024

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24 months+

Are you looking to build a long-term career in Tax? Then look no further! Start your career today with a level 4 ACA CTA apprenticeship with Alvarez & Marsal and Kaplan. You will be gaining valuable workplace experience including being involved in providing commercial and practical tax advice to our clients and trying all areas of Tax.


Job description

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand is looking for highly motivated, analytical, inquisitive and numerate individuals to support in becoming a dual qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), study will begin with the level 4 CFAB qualification.  Due to continued business growth and investment in building our team, apprenticeship opportunities are available for those interested in becoming a Tax Advisor to a wide variety of clients from large companies to tech start-ups and privately managed businesses. This programme will take place over a 5 year period for the dual qualification and is aimed at individuals who have decided not to go to university.

Throughout the 5-year programme, successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain practical experience in different specialisms of Tax on a rotation basis, allowing individuals to gain a better understanding of the various tax compliance and advisory paths open to them on successful qualification. By going through this Tax rotation programme, A&M gives you the opportunity to try all areas of Tax and to find your niche rather than being pigeonholed too soon in your career. The programme will offer you variety and an opportunity to challenge yourself and your skills.

You will be provided with both the professional and personal development opportunities you need to grow. You will be working in a close team of talented individuals, benefiting from personal coaching and mentoring from our team.

We will support you through your training to become both a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and from your first day in the office you will be involved in providing commercial and practical tax advice to our clients and expanding your own knowledge and skillsets.

The programme is run as a 5 year programme, with the expectation that after 4 years you will have completed your level 7 ICAEW ACA Apprenticeship and the final year will be completing your CTA.


Training provided 


Professional Accounting/Taxation Technician Apprenticeship Level 4

ACA Certificate will develop your accountancy skills and technical knowledge, so you continue to add value to your company. You’ll achieve a globally-recognised qualification (CFAB), and gain a deeper understanding of accountancy and finance, and how it relates on a wider business scale.

This level consists of six exams that introduce the essentials of accountancy, finance, and businesses. The six exams also make up a standalone qualification: the ICAEW CFAB (ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business). The units are:

  • Accounting (AC).
  • Assurance (AS).
  • Business, Technology & Finance (BTF).
  • Law (LW).
  • Management Information (MI).
  • Principles of Taxation (PTX).

Training will be provided by attending either face-to-face classroom based lessons or Live Online sessions. An apprenticeship has to be relevant to the job you are undertaking and you must dedicate 20% of your time towards it.

You will then move on to study the Accounting And Taxation Professional Apprenticeship Level 7 - ACA CTA Joint Programme.

The ACA CTA joint programme lets you achieve two prestigious qualifications in a shorter amount of time - ACA and CTA. You can become a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser with the joint programme.


Qualifications required


  • Minimum of ABB at A-Level, or Grade 34 for International Baccalaureate (or equivalent- predicted or achieved)
  • Minimum of 7 GCSEs at grade 9/A* - 6/B - including Maths and English

Skills required


  • Business level English.
  • IT skills – experience in Excel and Word.
  • Evidence of work experience or non-academic achievements.

Personal qualities


  • Strong organisation and time management skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communicator.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Future prospects


For nearly four decades, A&M has set the standard for working with organisations to solve complex problems, boost performance and maximise value for stakeholders. A&M has over 7,000 professionals globally who specialise in delivering turnaround & interim management, performance improvement and tax and consulting services to a range of investors, law firms, corporate clients and private equity firms across the world.

A&M’s Tax practice is a leading provider of tax advisory and compliance services across EMEA and the US and is a member of the global Taxand network of international tax advisers, delivering cross-border tax advice to our clients. You will join a team of high-achieving tax professionals benefiting from personal coaching and mentoring from our senior leaders with years of experience obtained in the Big Four, Industry and/or HMRC. 

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Our apprenticeship programme is designed to give you real life experience in the workplace, alongside completing a formal accountancy and tax qualification. You will work on a varied range of assignments, earn a competitive salary, and have the opportunity to quickly progress your career without having to have a degree.


Benefits include

  • 25 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays).
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Pension.

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