Why employers choose ATT

Grant Thornton tell us why they put employees through the ATT qualification. 

What benefits are there to Grant Thornton in having employees study the ATT qualification?

“By having our tax school-leavers and graduates start with the ATT qualification, we know that they will achieve a qualification that gives them the knowledge to deal with the most complex tax compliance.  This is essential for the clients that we work with.

The ATT qualification also provides a great foundation for providing tax advice and teaches our trainees how to use and interpret the tax legislation.  At Grant Thornton, we develop our trainees to become Tax Advisers; encouraging them to be involved in advisory work from an early stage in their career, and their ATT studies are essential to being able to do this.  The majority of our tax trainees complete ATT before moving on to the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.  The ATT qualification not only gives them the eligibility to study for CTA, but the skills needed to perform well in these exams and also in their day job.” Claire McRea, Senior Tax Manager, Cardiff

“The ATT qualification provides a good overview of the core elements of taxation, and it helps prepare students for the CTA exams as well as with their day-to-day job.” Robert Wilby, Tax Senior Manager, Southampton

How does Grant Thornton support employees through their qualifications? 

“Grant Thornton have supported me by hiring employees that are always happy to help with exams, whether it be helping me with the odd question or sitting down going through mock papers with a cup of tea and a biscuit. They provide excellent platforms that make me aware of exam courses and deadlines which is very helpful to keep track of upcoming events!” Victoria Beechey, Tax Associate, Milton Keynes

“One of the big benefits about being a trainee at Grant Thornton is the fantastic training facility, Bradenham Manor, where we receive all our ATT tuition. It’s a great environment to learn in and one which brings ATT trainees from across the country together. It really generates a ‘we’re all in it together’ feeling, which is hugely supportive and encouraging.” Anusha Balasingam, Tax Associate, London

“Grant Thornton supports us with our qualifications by providing time off for college. They also make you aware of all the possible options there are available to you, for instance, I had the choice between ACA or ATT and after discussing with my people manager, I was able to come to a solid decision.” Tanya Arya, Tax Associate, London

What do students enjoy about studying the ATT?

“I enjoy studying the variety of exam topics, especially as I work in a specific department, as it gives me exposure to other taxes and has allowed me to identify some areas that I would love to do a secondment in.” Victoria Beeches, Tax Associate, Milton Keynes

“I enjoy the variety in the content of the qualification and how much the theory helps me to do my every day job.” Anusha Balasingam, Tax Associate, London

“At Grant Thornton, the tuition is mostly at our internal training facility, Bradenham Manor, which means you get some time away from the office to fully focus on your studies and also have all your meals made for you – best of both! Additionally, you can pick an optional module more suited to what you do on a day-to-day basis so the flexibility is really good!” Tanya Arya, Tax Associate, London

How many employees does Grant Thornton have?

Employees = 4580

Partners = 192

Total = 4775