Rita Toth, BSc Business Management with Communications | Deloitte LLP
What have you been doing since graduation?
After graduating I moved up to Scotland and started working in the hospitality industry, initially in Fort William and then in Aberdeen. I worked my way up to management level, however after a couple of years I decided I needed a change and I got a job at Deloitte as a facilities assistant. My position there was short-lived, as within 3 months I was offered a job with the innovation tax team.
I have been working as a tax consultant for just over two years now. My day to day job involves preparing R&D tax claims for a number of clients, mainly oil & gas companies but I also have a number of other clients across the UK. I have just finished sitting my ATT (Association of Taxation Technicians) exams and I'm awaiting my results that will come out end of July.
Are you a regular visitor to Birmingham? If so, how have the City/University changed since your time here?
No, unfortunately I haven't been back but I've been meaning to go back for a visit for a while now.
Are you still in touch with friends that you made while you were here?
I keep in touch with some of them, but not as regularly as I'd like to. Due to my job I travel down to London quite often, so I try to arrange to see them whenever I can.
What did you learn during your time at university that you’ve found valuable since leaving?
Probably the key things were commercial awareness and the importance of networking.
How did your time at university help your career prospects?
To be honest I found it quite difficult to find a job straight after university, however down the line I found that having a degree, especially from such a high ranking university as the University of Birmingham, does give me an advantage when it comes to career prospects.
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