Posted: 30 Jul. 2019 5 min. read

Mahfuza Khatun – Discovering attention grabbing tax careers

Mahfuza wanted a challenge, so she joined our graduate scheme. What she didn’t know, was that she was about to discover a career she would adore as an Analyst in our Global Employer Services team. 

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How did you join Deloitte?

I applied through the graduate scheme online. I was invited for a series of online and face to face interviews, before finally being accepted on.

What are you responsible for in your role?

I am the first point of contact of the assignees who require tax return assistance, tax advice, or general technology queries they may be having. I also support our administrative team in Bucharest, ensuring they understand thoroughly the tasks at hand via calls and training sessions.

What’s a typical day like for you?

A typical day would involve interacting with assignees who have relocated to/ from the UK, explaining the UK tax implications of their move and liaising with the company contact on how to be compliant with their tax affairs.

I will regularly have internal meetings with the team to discuss work at hand and would prepare individual self-assessment returns for a range of individuals.

I work with different teams including our Cardiff, Bucharest and Hyderabad teams who support us with our administrative tasks, which allows me to gain wider exposure to the entire process of the tax compliance season.

What is your most memorable moment on the job so far?

Probably completing all my exams and being ATT qualified. That, or being a prizewinner in my 'May 2018 ATT exams' for gaining the highest mark. It was a relief knowing that your hard work and days studying was all worth it.

What’s the best part of your job and in what ways is your team innovative?

I enjoy going to client meetings to build and develop my relationships with the client. I also enjoy the preparation prior to the meetings, as it can be pretty hectic working to tight timelines and ensuring you have covered everything sufficiently.

Why would you recommend Deloitte to someone?

Deloitte provides an abundance of opportunities for technical learning and personal development via internal training sessions or on-the-job learning. It really makes your experience stand out from other graduate schemes. 

How are you supported to work flexibly?

I’m supported to work remotely from our Birmingham office, even when working with Aberdeen/Scottish clients.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I stay active by regularly going to the gym, going on walks and hikes. I'm also into photography.

For a career where you can constantly develop your skills, take a look at our opportunities in tax.

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