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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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DB516
Financial Services

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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3 Years
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Students on this course will gain a broad knowledge of the financial services sector with subjects reflecting the activities of major participants in the industry and providing insight into products, financial markets, management practices and performance. As the course progresses, students learn to apply the various methods and techniques they have studied and how to communicate information, ideas, complex problems and solutions to a range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

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DB516 - Financial Services
Dublin Business School

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DB516 - Financial Services
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Three Distinctions

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A career in the financial services sector can lead to a variety of employment opportunities at home and globally in the areas of finance, governance and risk management. Graduates from this programme in DBS mainly work in areas such as fund management, commercial banking and finance, insurance / re-insurance, professional accountancy firms and the regulatory environment. This programme provides students with a specialised education in financial services within an overall business environment. 



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