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 Gail Sterio from McDonald's to give some advice for people considering this job:

Gail Sterio

Corporate Accountant


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Gail Sterio
You need experience in the accounting function for this particular job, especially financial accounting. You have to be able to work closely with others in a team and within cross funtional teams. You need to be qualified as an accountant. and to have to have numerical skills.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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CPA Ireland Partners with Cork Institute of Technology

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CPA Ireland Partners with Cork Institute of Technology

Friday, December 01, 2017 

CPA Ireland Partners  with Cork Institute of Technology

CPA Ireland is delighted to Partner with Cork Institute of Technology regarding the work placement component for third year students completing the BA Honours in Accounting programme. As part of a review of their syllabus on their Accounting Honours Degree, CIT are now placing their third-year students on work placements for 5 to 8 months from January 2018. CPA members who have vacancies within their companies and practices in the region can now have access to this pool of potential graduate employees. For more information on job vacancies in CPA approved employers you can also have a look at our JobSearch Page.

The CPA Ireland Conferring Ceremony took place on the 2nd of December in Croke Park. Congrats to all our conferees on the day and we wish you all long and prosperous careers ahead. A great day was had by all. For more information on what a career as a CPA could look like, take a look at some of the profiles of this year’s conferees which were shared across the day on our social media.