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 Mary Ita Heffernan from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Mary Ita Heffernan

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Health Service Executive

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  Mary Ita Heffernan

Whilst in secondary school, I changed my mind many a time regarding the career path I wanted to pursue! I always knew that I wanted to work with people but was unsure about the profession which would most suit my interests and skills in this regard.

While in school, I definitely found that being unsure about the type or area of work you want to pursue is a very difficult and confusing position to be in, especially given the array of career choices now available and the pressure one feels in trying to make one’s mind up.

To this end, I would strongly advise anybody in this position to research courses and job descriptions well in order to make the most informed decision possible at that time in your life. 

I recommend one tries to gain as much work experience as possible as it will provide you with valuable insight into your skills, ability, likes/dislikes for certain areas of employment!!!!

Also I would research the courses and job areas as much as possible so that you can make an informed decision regarding your choices. If you can't gain enough information in school, contact the college directly or arrange to talk to somebody who facilitates the course. In particular, it would be really valuable to talk to somebody in the profession to gain a realistic and practical insight into the job.

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Fund Administrator

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

Related Experience
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an engineer must complete four years of college and work for several years in engineering to be considered qualified.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Job Zone Examples
Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

€25k > 155 
Client Services Officer
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€22 - 65 
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Data Source(s):
Brightwater / Morgan McKinley

Last Updated: July, 2015

Fund Administration
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€25 - 155 
Related Information:
Fund Administrator: 26 - 32

SETTLEMENTS STAFF
Settlements Manager: 35 - 60
Settlements Team Leader: 40 - 47
Settlements Administrator: 20 - 40

COMPLIANCE STAFF
Head of Compliance: 70 - 160
Compliance Manager: 40 - 100
Compliance Officer: 22 - 60

CUSTODY STAFF
Custody Administrator: 21 - 45
Head of Custody: 60 - 145
Senior Custody Manager: 55 - 100
Custody Manager: 40 - 90
Custody Supervisor: 32 - 60
Data Source(s):
Collins McNicholas / CPL / Morgan McKinley / Brightwater / Sigmar

Last Updated: May, 2014

* 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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Manages fund prices and reacts to market prices on a daily basis.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Manage investment funds to maximize return on client investments.

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Select specific investments or investment mixes for purchase by an investment fund.

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Analyze acquisitions to ensure conformance with strategic goals or regulatory requirements.

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Select or direct the execution of trades.

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Develop or implement fund investment policies or strategies.

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Develop or direct development of offering documents or marketing materials.

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Evaluate the potential of new product developments or market opportunities, according to factors such as business plans, technologies, or market potential.

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Identify group or individual target investors for a specific fund.

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Meet with investors to determine investment goals or to discuss investment strategies.

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Monitor regulatory or tax law changes to ensure fund compliance or to capitalize on development opportunities.

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Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
Accountancy & Taxation
Business Organisation & Business Management
Sales, Retail & Purchasing

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