Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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CPA Ireland Careers Evening

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CPA Ireland Careers Evening

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 

CPA Ireland Careers Evening

CPA Ireland Skillnet and leading accountancy recruiter Morgan McKinley will hold their annual careers evenings in Cork and Dublin this May.

The evening is specifically tailored for anyone who is considering their next move and will comprise of an informal evening of chat and advice on what lies ahead for you in the world of accounting.

The event will play host to some leading accountancy professionals including Turlough Daly, Senior Accountant with Voxpro featured in the Irish Independent’s “The Business Files” who will speak at the Cork event and Mark Butler form HLB Sheehan Quinn will be offering his advice on working in Practice at the Dublin event. This will be an ideal event to find out how you can earn your CPA accountancy qualification.

Cork: Monday 29 May, Clayton Hotel Cork City, Lapps Quay, Cork, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Dublin: Tuesday 30 May, CPA Building (17 Harcourt Street), 6.30pm – 7.30pm

This is a free event however you are required to register. Please confirm your place by emailing training@cpaireland.ieas soon as possible.

CPA Ireland will also be attending the Grad Ireland Summer Fair on June 7th and will be on hand to give advice and answer any questions you may have.

To find out more about the globally recognised CPA qualification click here, email, or call us on 01 4251000.