Stilyana Angelova has been working as a Tax Technician at Taxback.com for almost 3 years now. It’s been an exciting three years and Stilyana is extremely happy to have the ability to grow and develop in her team. Recently, Stilyana and her colleague Plamena Koleva, both from the Irish Filing Team, successfully passed their tax TMITI exams with the Irish Tax Institute.
We caught up with Stilyana to chat about this massive achievement! See what she had to say below:
Hi Stilyana, lovely to chat to you! For those who haven’t met you yet, would you please introduce yourself?
My name is Stilyana Angelova. I’m 26 years old and I’m an International Business graduate of Varna University of Economics. I have been working as a Tax Technician at Taxback.com for about 3 years now. My career at Taxback.com is going great and I have to say that it has been a really positive journey so far! I’m extremely happy to be where I am today and to be able to share my professional journey to date with you.
Is working as a Tax Technician as complicated as it sounds? We’d love to hear more about your role!
When I first started working here, the role ‘’Tax Technician’’ sounded really intense and complex to me too. With the help of my team, I immediately felt included and supported. As scary as it may sound, my role is nothing that any young high school or university graduate can’t learn, especially if they’re interested in starting a career in tax or general finance. If I had to summarise my role in one sentence, it encompasses the whole process of a tax return; from processing the client’s documentation to the final estimation of their tax refund.
You recently passed your TITMI tax qualification exams with the Irish Tax Institute which are a part of CluneTech Tax and Finance Qualification Program, Taxback Pro. Why did you decide to take part in the program?
About a year ago, my manager Petar Bogdanov recommended the program to myself and some of my colleagues. We had to take four exams in total – two in 2019, and two in 2020. Myself and my colleague Plamena are now certified Tax Technicians. In order to become Tax Experts, we must reach the final stage of tax education and get the gold standard – the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.
What was the biggest challenge you faced during the program?
The TMITI exams are certainly no walk in the park, especially for non-residents. You have to be extremely motivated and consistent in your work. The qualification process wasn’t easy but I believed in myself the whole way through. It’s amazing to see the positive impact overcoming challenges has on your self-confidence. Taxback Pro really helped me to grow – not only professionally, but as a person too.
How does CluneTech encourage the professional development of its employees?
CluneTech is a great place for anyone who wants to grow. Regardless of your age, or your past experience, the company provides you with the tools and opportunities to grow and evolve. For me, that’s the greatest gift an employer can give to its employees!
The Taxback Pro qualification program helps our employees to develop new skills and competencies, while also gaining a globally recognised professional tax qualification. Since the inception of Taxback Pro, over 45 employees have successfully passed their exams to become Taxback Pro Graduates. Most importantly, they took another giant step in their career development at CluneTech. Want to bring your career to the next level? We’d love to have you on our team! Visit www.clunetech.com/careers to explore our opportunities.