I am 34 and just qualified ACCA (I know its late :( )
Working for a small practice firm since 2012. I usually deal with everyday tasks which expected at small firm like bookkeeping, VAT, direct Tax, Accounts preparation dealing with HMRC, external auditors etc.
Now I am thinking to gain another qualification (CTA) which is somehow relevant to my previous experience, but it will be a big step for me.
The reason I want to do CTA is I believe I will have better chances to get job in big 10 firms or even industry and I do like doing/knowing about Tax, also I don’t see that working in small practice I will progress.
I am planning to prepare for Technical module for Nov 19 exam as I will have exemptions from awareness module, once I pass one module then I will search for relevant jobs and employer who can also support my studies as it will show my dedication towards CTA.
I am married and have kids, so not a lot of time unfortunately on hands, however I am planning to study at least an hour every day and few hours on weekend until Nov, will it be enough to pass, and I am thinking to go for BPP course?
Also wants to know if I should really do CTA after ACCA, will I have any better chance to move in big corporates and practices?
I have not decided yet which modules I should go for if I want to work for big 10 practice firms or even industry in future? I was thinking like indirect tax and corporation tax.
Really appreciate your help and sorry for being so naive
Thank you in advance.