Possibly bit of a weird one, but basically I'm trying to move out of audit to tax (location reasons, also I was persuaded by my current firm to change from a tax application to audit). I may not get this current job I'm interviewing for, but I'm on a final stage interview and would be keen to find a similar one if not.
Essentially I would like to keep putting my ACA 1 year of practical experience and exam work to use. Also I would quite like to maintain a broad understanding of accounting even if I specialise in tax. My potential new employer seems keen to get me on ATT. There is the ACA/CTA route, but for the purposes of this question I'd like to explore whether you're allowed to gain practical experience for ATT and ACA simultaneously. I did suggest ACA/CTA during interview, but I don't know if that would be the best for me and I don't think they were *that* enthused by the suggestion either.
As far as I know, the ACA doesn't really require you to take exams at any particular pace, so I can prioritise the ATT exams and if any ACA exams are left over at the end of the 3 year ACA contract I can just finish them off when possible.
So I'm sure I can actually do the ATT exams and ACA exams in any combination required - but mostly wondering if there is some limiter on using the practical experience for both qualifications at once? As ATT has a two year run-time, that would obviously be very convenient to simultaneously do with ACA as I have two years left on that too.
I should probably point out that I don't care whether they sponsor me for the ACA exams, study or the like - I would be happy to pursue that at my own pace in my free time and with my own money.
Thanks very much for any advice.