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Edel Butler

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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.
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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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Business owner of new enterprise/company who typically directs all business actions for the enterprise.


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Brian Kelly
Science Entrepreneur

Brian is an Entrepreneur who setup his own business from ideas he encountered as a PHD student in UCD. After completing a general Science degree in UCD, he chose to pursue a PHD within the Chemistry dept, with aspirations for a career in the Pharma Chemical sector. His company, Celtic Catalysts, currently employs 17 staff and provides the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical industries with pioneering chemistry for asymmetric synthesis.

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  • Finds and develops new business ideas and opportunities in an effort to be successful and profitable
  • Improves on the current available market offerings
  • Sources the funding to launch the enterprise
  • Follows through and begins a new business
  • Operates the business on a day-to-day basis, overseeing all details and nurturing the company to success
  • Works long hours and perseveres through tough times
  • Generates a profit and becomes more financially secure than depending on a wage from an employer
  • Takes a risk and aims for success


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Risk-taker, adaptable; ability to come up with new ideas and new ways of doing things; good judgement; decisive; ambitious and self confident. A desire to work for yourself, make your own decisions, to feel secure and in control, and to be your own boss with the freedom and flexibility that comes with the role.

Entrepreneurs need good time-management, leadership, and decision-making skills. Communication with a diverse range of people, including staff, clients, customers, investors, suppliers etc, requires good communication skills and an ability be comfortable meeting people, networking, and forming relationships.


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There are no educational requirements for entrepreneurs, in fact many successful entrepreneurs have no educational qualifications whatsoever.

Some entrepreneurs may hold a Bachelor or Master's Degree in Business, or in a field related to their enterprise interest e.g a fashion retailer may have a degree in fashion design.

Entrepreneurs often gain training and experience in their chosen enterprise area through apprenticeship, internship, and/or on-the-job training at other companies.

Last Updated: June, 2014


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