International tax professionals celebrate their latest ADIT exam results

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is delighted to announce the newest cohort of successful ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) students, graduates and award winners, after the June 2021 examinations. All exams were delivered remotely using online exam software, to students in more than 60 countries around the world.

775 students sat a total of 865 exams in June, in one of the largest ADIT exam sessions to date. 584 students passed at least one exam, while 123 students have joined the ranks of ADIT graduates by successfully completing their third ADIT module – including 15 who have achieved the distinction grade for excellence in their exams.

The ADIT qualification is now held by 1,450 tax practitioners in 86 countries and territories, including the first ADIT graduates in Oman.

CIOT President Peter Rayney said:

“On behalf of the Institute, I extend my congratulations to the nearly 600 ADIT students around the world who passed an exam in June, and in particular those who have now completed the ADIT qualification.

“The ADIT exams are highly valued by tax employers worldwide as offering international tax professionals the ability to develop, demonstrate and apply their technical knowledge and skills, giving firms and clients the utmost confidence in the expertise of those who hold the ADIT qualification. Students who have reached the strong standard necessary to pass the exams should therefore feel very proud of their success.

“New ADIT graduates are invited to continue their relationship with us by subscribing as International Tax Affiliates of the CIOT; we aim to support international tax professionals throughout their careers, and the Affiliate package features a wide range of benefits including free or discounted access to a growing suite of online tax events.

“Alongside those completing the ADIT qualification, we are also able to celebrate the accomplishments of 37 students who have completed the ACA CTA Joint Programme having passed one of the available ADIT options as part of their Joint Programme studies, and we look forward to welcoming them as members of the CIOT.”

The following candidates will receive awards for their achievements in the June 2021 exams:

Aaron Parks of Cambridge, UK, is awarded the Heather Self Medal for the best overall performance in Module 1 Principles of International Taxation.

Rona McKee of London, UK, who is employed by Deloitte, is awarded the Raymond Kelly Medal for the best overall performance in Module 2.09 United Kingdom option.

Sufyan Savage of London, UK, is awarded the inaugural Tom O’Shea Prize for the best overall performance in Module 3.01 EU Direct Tax option.

Eleftheria Rafaela Dimareli of Nicosia, Cyprus, who is employed by PwC, is awarded the Croner-i Prize for the best overall performance in Module 3.03 Transfer Pricing option.

Sanket Baska of Bangalore, India, is awarded the Wood Mackenzie Prize for the best overall performance in Module 3.04 Upstream Oil and Gas option.

  • Ronald Bassett of London, UK, who is employed by Square Enix Ltd and sat Module 3.02 EU VAT option, is awarded the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Prize for the highest mark in Module 3 (All other options).

Peter said:

“The latest cohort of ADIT graduates includes 15 who have attained the top distinction grade. Those who achieved the highest marks for the various exam options have been awarded medals or prizes in recognition of their achievement, including the inaugural Tom O’Shea Prize which we have established in honour of the late Dr Tom O’Shea, who was Director of the Academy of European and International Taxation and played an enormous role in the development and success of the ADIT qualification. Tom is much missed by all at the CIOT who worked with him.”