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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Job Zone

Knowledge

  • Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
  • Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
  • Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

Skills

  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.

In Summary - Accounting Technician

Career Sectors

Accounting Technicians typically work in the following Career Sectors:

Revenue & Governance
Accountancy & Taxation
Taxation
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation
Revenue & Governance
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation
Revenue & Governance
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation
Revenue & Governance
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
Accountancy
Accountancy & Taxation
the Big 4
Accountancy & Taxation

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Neasa Ní Chiaráin Ollamh Cúnta le Teicneolaíocht Urlabhra agus Teanga don Ghaeilge

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Liam Dowling, Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Liam is a qualified Nurse (CNM2) in the area of Intellectual Disability. He chose to change his career path from that of a qualified Butcher to Intellectual Disability Nursing in his early twenties, and completed a Degree programme. He now works in St Michael's house with people that have severe and  profound intellectual disabilities.

Claire, Analytics Team

Claire isn’t the obvious disruptive type. She studied maths in Trinity before joining our Analytics team, here in EY. She’s not the type to burst into an operating theatre and start asking the surgeons who their favourite Friends’ character is. She’s not disruptive in the way a little brother can be disruptive. However the work she’s doing is disrupting, and improving how we all approach doing business.

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Allen Monks, Economist

Allen achieved a BA in European Business in Dublin City University and subsequently an MA in Economics in University College Dublin. After completing the MA, he secured a traineeship to work at the European Commission. He now works on the country desk for the Czech Republic in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) where his day-to-day work is centred on macroeconomic analysis of that country.

Ciara Roosli, Activities Instructer

Ciara is an Outdoors Activity Instructor with Freedom Surf School in Tramore, Co Waterford. She got a degree in Marketing and Languages in Waterford Institute of Technology, and then went travelling abroad for a while. She returned home to take up her current position and loves her job.

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The Work - Accounting Technician

The Hotel Accommodation Assistant works behind the scenes and provides a "home from home" for guests, making their stay relaxed and enjoyable.  
 
Professional maintenance of bedrooms and public areas in the hotel are the responsibility of the Accommodation Services Department. This involves the day-to-day upkeep of rooms and equipment, service of meals in guest bedrooms and other room services such as laundry facilities.

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals employed throughout all levels of finance. They perform a wide range of roles including: 

  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Accounting & Budgeting
  • Costing & Credit Control
  • Payroll Administration
  • Tax Returns

They are involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy, including the preparation of information and accounts and the interpretation of computer information.

Qualified Accounting Technicians work for many types of organisation including: 

  • Accounting Practice Firms
  • Financial Services and Broader Industry
  • Accounting function in in SME and large organisations
  • Public Sector organisations
  • Sole Traders

They may also be self-employed. 

An Accounting Technician is not a qualified accountant. Young men and women who qualify as Accounting Technicians should be seen as persons who provide support services for management in their organisations. If they wish to, and have the ability to do so, they may progress to professional status and in due course become members of one of the senior accounting bodies.

Accounts maintenance is a fundamental element of any business, from a sole trader to large multinational. An Accounting Technician can support all elements of the accounts function, including income and expenditure, balance sheet transactions, statutory returns and payroll requirements. 

The Accounting Technician is concerned with bookkeeping, including processing all accounts payable and receivable which supports the preparation of periodic accounts. This entails recording and monitoring income and expenditure including accrued and deferred income. 

Completion of regular bank reconciliations may be required with statutory returns accounted for and completed. Regular analysis and reporting is undertaken to contribute to the overall accounts production. 

The Accounting Technician may produce Management Accounts and supplies vital financial information as to the running of the Company. They have the ability to do costing and cost controls. 

The Accounting Technician may prepare Company annual budgets and monitor the progress of this throughout the year. They may prepare or assist in the preparation of Company year-end financial statements.
On successful completion, the Accounting Technician will perform:

  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Double-Entry Bookkeeping and Accounting Systems
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Financial Statements preparation
  • Annual Budgets
  • Cost control
  • Costings across a range of goods and services
  • Business Functions & Context
  • Business Ethics
  • Legal Requirements
  • Company Law
  • Data Protection
  • Corporate Governance
  • Company Tax Administration and Procedures
  • Personal Taxation
  • Accounting Systems
  • Payroll
  • Budgeting

The Accounts Team Leader is responsible for ensuring that the day to day operational team duties are processed in a timely manner and that all accounts receivable invoices are raised and sent out as required and any outstanding accounts are followed up. 

Work as an Accounts Team Leader will involve mentoring, coaching and developing team members including supporting them in workplace learning. 

The Accounts Team Leader develops and maintains relationships with internal and external stakeholders including branch staff and suppliers. Work will involve overseeing maintenance of asset register in collaboration with corporate services to achieve asset management objectives, verifying complex transactions and auditing income reports.

The Team Leader assists in systems testing for upgrades and future mergers and in compiling information for the annual budget. 

The Accounts Team Leader will identify and implement improvement of accounting processes. Employment opportunites can be found within the accounts department of companies and organisations as well as accounting firms and financial institutions.

An Actor or Actress, in order to be assured of a successful livelihood, must be capable of interpreting and undertaking a wide variety of roles.   
  
Acting is both an art and a craft. Interpretation represents the art of acting, and communication the craft - hence stage-craft. In developing the character being portrayed, the Actor/Actress works in co-operation with the producer/director and fellow Actors/Actresses, so as to realise the full intentions of the author and the producer/director, thus stimulating the desired audience response.   
  
In addition to performing in dramatic presentations, Actors or Actresses may be employed by commercial firms for advertising. They may also find employment in the film world.

Far from being a narrow specialisation, an actuarial qualification opens up a wide range of employment possibilities from academic research to the whole spectrum of commerce.   
  
The principal areas of employment that are specific to Actuaries are briefly outlined below.   
  
Life insurance has been a traditional area for actuaries over the last couple of centuries. Actuaries have a statutory duty in reporting on the financial health of the company. They are also concerned with product development, underwriting, and the formulation of investment policy, fund management, and general managerial matters. Over the last few decades, actuaries are increasingly found in general insurance companies where their statistical model building skills and general business acumen are used to set premium levels, establish reserves, and report on the overall financial position of the company.   
  
Companies employ firms of consulting Actuaries to advise on pensions and employee benefit matters and, at times, consulting actuaries also provide advice to insurance and investment companies. A sizable minority of actuaries are involved in capitalising damages for court awards. The nature of the work of consulting actuaries tends to be varied but, at its core, involves producing financial forecasts and models to judge the consequences of various courses of action. Mortality (death rate) or morbidity (sickness rate) statistics, for example, are often used as background information in the calculations.   
  
Actuaries also decide how to invest a company's or pension scheme's assets and advise on the funding and overall management of pension schemes. A small minority of actuaries are fund managers, making the daily stock selection decisions of very large funds. Finally, an even smaller number are lecturers and researchers in universities in Finance, Statistical or Mathematical Science departments.   
  
The Actuarial profession is small and closely knit, with regular seminars by the Society of Actuaries in Ireland to ensure continuous professional development throughout a member's career.

Advertising art directors are responsible for the appearance and presentation of printed advertising material and television commercials. For printed advertisements, the creative team of art director and copywriter work from a client's brief. The brief provides information about the product or service the client wishes to promote and the target audience. The art director and copywriter produce a number of possible advertising ideas that include rapidly sketched illustrations known as 'storyboards' or 'roughs'.   
  
The Advertising Art Director works in a creative department of an advertising agency, to produce a suitable and persuasive image that helps to sell a product.   
  
In preparing advertisements, the creative team must consider both content (headlines, slogans, text and illustrations) and visual appearance that is affected by the use of space, colour and typeface. Although the design may need to be interesting, exciting, appealing or eye-catching, the creative team must remember that its prime purpose is to sell a product.   
  
Once approved by the client, a rough idea is translated by the art director into the final advertisement. Sometimes art directors produce the required illustrations themselves, but more often they select and commission suitable artists. This may involve examining portfolios of drawings, photographs, cartoons and graphic designs. Art directors instruct the typographer about typeface and layout, and check the final advertisement before it is sent to the printers.   
  
Advertising Art Directors design a wide range of printed material including posters, leaflets, brochures, packaging and display material.   
  
Some Advertising Art Directors work on television commercials. They may be required to select a film director or production company by looking through show reels and choosing actors, actresses and locations. Art directors attend all production meetings, and supervise filming and editing of both film and soundtracks.

Aeronautical Engineers, also known as Aerospace Engineers, apply the principles of science and their knowledge of physics, aerodynamics, avionics and mechanical engineering to the research, design, construction and maintainence of all types of aircraft, helicopters, missiles, satellites and spacecraft.
  
An aircraft is the product of a whole team effort that brings together each individual engineer's skills and expertise. Some Aeronautical Engineers are office based; they specialise in developing new designs or improving existing ones. This work is largely mathematical and involves testing ideas using computer simulations. Design modification may be aimed at improving safety, or reducing fuel consumption, air or noise pollution. The Aeronautical engineer can specialise in areas such as navigational guidance, instrumentation and commercial and structural design.   
  
Other engineers are specialists in practical developments such as flight testing. They may suggest modifications based on their results, to improve safety or reduce fuel consumption and pollution. Aeronautical engineers must make sure that the aircraft they work on are safe, reliable and economical to build and operate. They need to resolve any issues which arise during design, development and testing.   
  
Aeronautical engineers often have supervisory or management responsibility for teams including other engineers and technicians. They participate in flight test programmes to measure take off distance, rate of climb, manoeuvrability and landing capacity.

With the global population rapidly growing resulting in an ever-increasing demand for food and new energy resources there is a significant demand for biosystems, agriculture and food engineers.

The biosystems, agriculture and food engineering team have an extremely rewarding and challenging career delivering drink, foodstuffs and biomaterials to meet these demands within extreme environmental and resource limitations. The team is focused on every aspect of the food chain from environmental protection to food production to distribution, applying technology to turn raw materials into everyday foodstuffs such as pasta, pizza and ice cream.

Biosystems, agriculture and food engineering graduates find work at the forefront of advancing technology, developing and designing new methods and machinery to solve problems facing our global ecosystem.

They combine the principles of engineering and biology to create and design systems that will deliver high quality, economical and safe food to consumers. Their work ranges from developing responsible, environmentally friendly uses for food production by-products and for water, air and soil quality protection to the design of improved methods and equipment to process, handle, package and store food produce.

Challenging employment is available for agricultural and food engineers at home and overseas in a wide variety of organisations. These include food processors and manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, consultant engineering firms, agribusiness organisations, research institutes, environmental protection organisations, government agencies and Third World development organisations. They also can work with other specialists like microbiologists and geneticists. 

Job opportunities also arise in design and development work with the national and international farm machinery manufacturing industry.

Employers include manufacturing companies, research organisations, agribusiness organisations, government agencies and local authorities, as well as significant employers such as Coca Cola, Dawn Meats, Glanbia, Diageo and Kerry Group.

Salaries will vary according to company but graduates should expect starting salaries of EUR25k to EUR30k a year. This can increase considerably with experience and further qualifications.

The work of the Agricultural Advisor involves working with farmers and agri-businesses to develop agriculture related activities in a particular part of the country.   
  
In addition to the traditional farming enterprises, such as cattle, sheep, tillage and dairying, newer areas such as farm forestry, horticulture, alternative enterprises and rural or community development have increased in importance.   
  
The Advisor will work with people through on-farm visits, group discussions, office and phone consultation and a variety of formal and informal training programmes. Local radio and press are important methods used in reaching a larger audience. Meetings seminars, classes, farm demonstrations and group sessions also play a major role in the day-to-day work of an advisor.   
  
In addition to the above, an Agricultural Advisor will, in the course of his/her work play a major role in making essential information available on:-   
  

    • EU Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development schemes and programmes
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    • Environmental management and planning
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    • Environmental training programmes
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    • Cereal and livestock area aid schemes
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    • Alternative enterprise development
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    • Community Leadership
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    • Quality food assurance schemes
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  • Formal training courses

 
  
Agriculture Advisors frequently play a vital role in farm planning, for those who wish to participate in schemes or programmes and also assist farmers in completing applications or preparing maps.

Technical Agricultural Officers are employed by the Department to carry out various functions related to services and schemes operated by the Department in addition to operating controls relating to animal welfare, public health, animal health and EU payment schemes.

Technical Agricultural Officers must have a good knowledge and understanding of these services, schemes, programmes and controls and are required to ensure that these are conducted correctly.

The following are some duties associated with the role of a Technical Agricultural Officer:

  • Interacting with the public/customers on schemes and services;
  • Supervision and/or monitoring of activities of food business operators and a range of meat plants and ensuring compliance with all regulations;
  • Various on farm controls and business premises checks required under national and EU legislation;
  • Dealing with animal welfare, public health and animal health (including disease control) in line with legislative requirements; and
  • A range of other duties e.g. crop evaluation and certification, poultry & eggs and pesticide control.

Working Environment

Technical Agricultural Officers may be required to work in industrial conditions such as meat plants. Technical Agricultural Officers in other work areas may carry out both office and outdoor duties. Outdoor duties may include farm inspections under the various EU Schemes.

Technical Agricultural Officers may be assigned work in more than one work area of the Department, depending on seasonal and geographical demands. Officers may also be required to transfer to other locations and work areas on a temporary basis. In-service training will be provided in the various work areas.

Most commonly reported Work Tasks

  • Carry linens, towels, toilet items, and cleaning supplies, using wheeled carts.
  • Disinfect equipment and supplies, using germicides or steam-operated sterilizers.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met.
  • Empty wastebaskets, empty and clean ashtrays, and transport other trash and waste to disposal areas.
  • Observe precautions required to protect hotel and guest property and report damage, theft, and found articles to supervisors.
  • Replenish supplies, such as drinking glasses, linens, writing supplies, and bathroom items.
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies, using vacuum cleaners and shampooers.
  • Dust and polish furniture and equipment.
  • Keep storage areas and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy.
  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings, and woodwork, waxing and polishing as necessary.

Most commonly reported Work Activities

  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
  • Interacting With Computers Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Interests - Accounting Technician

This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Enterprising

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

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Enterprising

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

Enterprising

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

Enterprising

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

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Enterprising

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

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Enterprising

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

Enterprising

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

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Linguistic

The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Enterprising

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

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Administrative

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their most productive under supervisors who give clear guidelines and while 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.

Enterprising

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

Qualities

Personal qualities required for this career include the ability to anticipate guests needs, to be of a trustworthy and discreet nature, to have a good eye for detail and to be active and in good health.  
 
As a hotel accommodation assistant, you could have anywhere between 12 and 20 rooms to clean, so you'll be on your feet, bending, lifting and moving about all the time. You need to be well organised and have a lot of energy. A polite and pleasant personality is important because you'll meet hotel guests as you do your work.  
 
You must have the highest standards of honesty, as you will be cleaning rooms where people leave their personal possessions.  
 
You should be able to work with people at all levels, follow procedures and demonstrate attention to detail.

Entry Requirements - Accounting Technician

Training may be "on-the-job" or by attending a training course run by an external provider.  
 
Courses are available in Accommodation and Hospitality Skills (QQI, Level 4) which prepare students for starting out in employment in the tourism and hospitality industry. On completion, students will be qualified as accommodation assistants for hotels and guesthouses.  
 
With suitable experience, you will be eligible to follow the Advanced Certificate in Accommodation Skills (QQI Level 6). You are then eligible to follow the Advanced National Certificate in Supervisory Development from this course.  
 
A number of Colleges throughout the country run a one year PLC programme in Hotel and Catering Studies with General Accommodation and Hospitality Services being one of the subjects covered. During training, students are placed on periods of work experience within the industry and follow a Preparation for Work module.

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Pay & Salary - Accounting Technician

Salary Range (thousands per year)* €20k - €50k

Tax Accountant: 40 - 70
Cost Accountant: 27 - 65
Newly Qualified Accountant: 25 - 55
Assistant Accountant : 22 - 35
Treasury Accountant: 25 - 70
Accounts Receivable: 23 - 38

SYSTEMS / PROJECT ACCOUNTANTS
Systems Accountant: 26 - 90
Project Accountant: 29 - 90

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE STAFF
Accounts Payable Clerks: 23 - 38
Accounts Payable Manager: 40 - 65

FINANCIAL/MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT
Financial/Management Accountants: 25 - 65
Financial Controller: 55 - 90
Financial Controller: (5+ yrs exp) 65 - 135

Payroll Admin: 23 - 40
Payroll Executive: 28 - 30
Senior Payroll: 34 - 45
Payroll Manager: 32 - 75

Personal assistant: 24 - 60
Executive/CEO assistant: 24 - 70

Data Source(s):
Sigmar / CPL / Robert Walters / Abrivia

Last Updated: February, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.

Labour Market Updates - Accounting Technician

Employment growth in this occupation was below the national average. No shortages have been identified.

National Skills Bulletin 2018

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