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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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Accounting Technician - Computerised Accounting

Course Code(s):  CI061AC CI062AC RAXXX
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code CI061AC CI062AC RAXXX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in Accounting/Finance. Accounting Technicians are skilled persons who work at middle management level and who provide essential financial and accounting support information to professional accountants and to senior management. Some examples of positions available to qualified Accounting Technicians include: accounting supervisor, budget officer, assistant accountant and payroll administrator.

At the end of their two years of study and having complied with all the requirements of Accounting Technicians Ireland, students will be awarded the Certificate MATI (Members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland). Accounting Technicians Ireland, in a recent survey of their members, state that "almost 95% of our members are employed. As an Accounting Technician you will be qualified to work in many types of accountancy jobs. There is always a strong demand for these skills in the marketplace."

What will you Study?

Year 1:
IT Skills
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Business Management
Law and Ethics

Year 2 :
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems
Work Experience
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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