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Engineer - Process

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A day for a Process Engineer at Intel can range from spending all day in what we call our 'bunny suits' or space suits as most people would recognise them as or a day of juggling meetings with working on long term projects that have a quality improvement for your product or have a cost saving for the factory. The key thing is to be adaptable, be organised and be able to communicate your plans clearly and concisely. You will be your own boss in many instances as an engineer and it is up to you to get the job done and do it well, while at the same time meeting goals and challenges that are set for the factory.

The great thing about a process engineer at Intel is that much or your work can be done remotely, which means you don't have to sit at your desk all day allowing you to get in to the machines and get stuck in. One should also be aware that you will be continuously learning in this sort of environment. Because our technology is so up to date we are always making changes to make this possible. Our products will range from mobile phone chips to top of the range computer chips so we need to be able to make changes to meet the demands of what the market is looking for.

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Forensic Accountant

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€29 - 79
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Last Updated: April, 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.
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Shortages have been identified in the National Skills Bulletin 2017 for the following areas:

Accounting: Financial and management accountants with expertise in solvency, taxation, IFSR43 relevant skills and regulatory compliance; accountants for roles in industry with ERP system and reporting tools, as well as language skills; actuaries

While demand for general accounting skills is in decline with many tasks now being automated, there are increasing requirements
in specific areas of accountancy and for those with crossover skills such as corporate resource managers.

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Accountants & Tax Experts

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Chartered and certified accountants; management accountants; tax consultants and advisers; tax inspectors.

Number Employed:

36,800

Part time workers: 10%
Aged over 55: 11%
Male / Female: 55 / 45%
Non-Nationals: 13%
With Third Level: 96%
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Provides accounting skills in civil and criminal cases, and also non-legal related investigations.


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Forensic accounting is a specialised area of accountancy. The forensic accountant provides accounting skills in civil and criminal cases but also non-legal related investigations. They use their professional expertise in assignments involving, but not limited to:

  • Fraud
  • Calculation of loss of economic benefit
  • Financial investigations
  • Asset tracing
  • Valuations, and
  • Dispute resolution

Forensic Accountants can be engaged in public practice or employed by insurance companies, banks, police forces, government agencies and other organizations. They are commonly retained to analyse, interpret, summarise and present complex financial and business related issues in a manner which is both understandable and properly supported.


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Forensic Accountants require a very specific skill set such as:

  • Information gathering
  • Attention to detail
  • Information preservation
  • Investigating potential fraud
  • Dispute resolution
  • Issues arising in family law and
  • Understanding legal processes.

This skill set ensures that they can advise their clients on the consequences of certain actions and ultimately produce a report to their client or to the courts if required.


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The shifting dynamic of forensics means that being a specialist accountant may not be enough.

A professional qualification in Accounting, together with experience and specialist profressional training, is the minimum required for entry to this field of accountancy. The Diploma in Forensic Accounting from Chartered Accountants Ireland is designed to provide participants with the core skills and knowledge required to undertake forensic accounting assignments.

The top Irish accountancy firms have teams of forensic experts ranging from accountants, lawyers, criminologists, and forensic computing experts, to financial investigators, researchers, linguists, compliance and regulatory specialists.

Last Updated: October, 2014


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Address: Chartered Accountants House, 47 - 49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
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