I am CIMA qualified and have been considering where I want my future to go.
Put simply, what do MiP's do? There seems to be a lot of qualified (and unqualified) persons offering bookkeeping, VAT and payroll. Where does the competitive advantage come from? Are there simply a few making a good income while the rest are getting by?
Ive looked at the ATT qualification, as CIMA doesn't provide much in the way of tax training. I have friends who run businesses and they essentially go to accountants for one thing - tax. Although this does interest me, I don't work in a field where I would get hands on exposure to tax, so my experience in this area would be limited.
Perhaps some sort of consultancy, but I note IR35 has impacted heavily on this. I have an extensive Financial Planning and Analysis background.
With the increased digitisation of the profession, I wonder if the traditional specialist knowledge of accountants will be seen as less valuable in the future.