HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Monday, 15 September 2008

Unqualified - Best In Class!

Unqualified - Best In Class!
Rather bizarrely, Philip Moore, HMRC's Interim Chief Finance Officer (whose ExCom portfolio includes Estates and Support Services, Finance, Internal Audit, Banking Services, Commercial Directorate, and Governance and Security) does not have an accountancy qualification.

Given that HMRC deals with matter relating to finance, is this not rather odd?

Jon Millar (an ex HMRC employee) doesn't find it at all odd, he said on Accounting Web:

"HMRC (especially the C bit ) actively resented qualified staff. The absence of any qualification criteria was maintained to preserve the position of the innumerate sycophants who greased their way up the pole.

Speaking from experience,(as a former employee) the accountancy profession requires standards for entry and progression that the vast majority of HMRC staff could not meet
."

Sycophants in HMRC, keen to grease themselves up the pole?

Surely not!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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3 comments:

  1. More proof that here in HMRC, we are 'managed' by morons.

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  2. Unfortunately you are right. I used to be employed in the "C bit" and it was common policy to actively discourage staff from seeking accountancy qualifications, the reason being that we would up and leave for better paid employment once the qualification was achieved.

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  3. To be fair, Philip Moore is a qualified actuary, who spent 10 years working for PwC. As finance-related qualifications go, actuarial is one of the toughest ones to attain.

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