I currently work at a Big 4 in Corporate Tax and I'm not entirely enjoying it. I started on the Tax grad programme about a year after uni (spent the year in between as an account manager at a Marketing company) and I've now been working in Tax for 5 years. I'm ACA qualified with 1 year PQE and I've worked in 3 different areas of tax - a mix of Personal & Corporate Tax. I'm worried that I'm pigeonholed into a Tax career and don't particularly envision myself having a fulfilling career in tax. My ideal role would be in Finance - either Finance Analyst/Manager or FP&A, which I feel I would enjoy a lot more (I prefer numbers over legislation).
I've applied to these types of roles at various size companies, but my applications have constantly been rejected straight off the bat and I haven't gotten to any interview stages. I've been brushing up on my Finance/Accounting knowledge so I can be ready for any technical stages of the interview (if I ever do get one!). I've tailored my CV as much as I can to gear it towards these types of roles. I'm now struggling to figure out what my next move should be. It seems near impossible to move internally within my current company to an Audit/Corporate Finance role and I would like to have these conversations with my manager in the near future.
Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations on how I could transition out of Tax?