Newly CTA and ACCA qualified accountant/tax advisor working in South East area (Bedfordshire) in a small accountancy practice. Currently earning 45k. I've got almost 4 years experience.
I've been looking at a few jobs in London full time tax roles which is what I'm after. Most of them are 50k and don't seem to deviate much from that.
I would lose money if I went into London on 50k because of train fares and high marginal tax rate (9% student loan, thanks lib dems).
For me to go into London I would expect at least 55k-60k. Recruiter I've been chatting to seems to think it's a bit far fetched for my first pure tax role.
Am I overpaid right now? Or are my expectations too high?
What should someone with my experience/qualifications realistically expect to be earning?