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 Dineen from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Dineen

Tax Trainee

Irish Tax Institute

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Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

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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Points for Ordinary Level Points for
Foundation Maths
90 - 100 A1 100 60 20
85 - 89 A2 90 50 15
80 - 84 B1 85 45 10
75 - 79 B2 80 40 5
70 - 74 B3 75 35  
65 - 69 C1 70 30  
60 - 64 C2 65 25  
55 - 59 C3 60 20  
50 - 54 D1 55 15  
45 - 49 D2 50 10  
40 - 44 D3 45 5  
Link Modules Distinction 70    
Link Modules Merit 50    
Link Modules Pass 30    
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