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.

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Lynsey Gargan

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With regard to education I say don't worry if you think you have the wrong subjects in school. I certainly didn't have the subjects you would typically expect.

There are a number of courses that cater to different backgrounds. The most important thing is to do your research. Go to open days, talk to the colleges and generally just find out what exactly you would be getting in to.

Don't just take for granted you know what a certain course or career is all about. Think about what you like to do, and not just necessarily in school, if you find yourself being curious about how things work or how thing are made, it's a good indication that you could like something like engineering.

One of the best things about engineering is that it really can be your passport to the world. There are great travel opportunities within the industry and chances to be involved in the next big thing.

Practically every man-made product around you came from a manufacturing plant, it's a huge industry with a lot of different avenues to take. Innovation is a really big part of what engineers do. The desire to be creative and improve production and processes is an important attribute for a manufacturing engineer.
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Working in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is like solving a puzzle – scope it, then solve it.

 

Working in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is like solving a puzzle – scope it, then solve it.

 

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"Being able to work as part of a team is really important and you will reap the benefits of it, as you will learn so much from working with others."
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Sinead Lew
"I really enjoy working in a team and the advice we give to clients as a team - it can be very satisfying."
Senior Tax Manager
Andrew Dunne
"I know that I can build a successful career based on my AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification."
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Anna Holohan
"Working as a tax adviser involves combining technical knowledge, commercial awareness and legal knowledge."
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Danielle Grant
"I think the fact that each day is generally quite different is what appeals to me most."
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Joseph Conboy
"As I was learning more through my studies with the Irish Tax Institute, I was able to put this knowledge to practical application in my role."
Associate Tax Lawyer
Caroline Austin
"I regularly assist on general corporate tax queries from existing clients; this involves advising clients on the tax consequences of their business decisions."
Tax Trainee
Mary Dineen
"I chose the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification as it’s the most widely recognised and best regarded tax qualification in Ireland."
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Lorcan Kelly
"My degree in Law taught me how to read, analyse and interpret legislation. This was a skill which came to the fore when studying with the ITI."
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Edel Butler

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“Working in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is like solving a puzzle – scope it, then solve it. But solve it in a way that’s innovative and creative. It’s a puzzle that’s the perfect blend of numbers and strategy. Tax is based on legislation, so coming up with the solution means investigating the rules in legislation and putting together strategic tax advice that makes a real financial impact”.

About the Irish Tax Institute

Located in the heart of Dublin's Silicon Docks, the Irish Tax Institute is the gold standard in tax, and the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax. We have educated the leaders in tax for the last 40 years, and our Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) are amongst 28,000 CTA internationally.

We educate and develop the finest minds in tax, and prepare them to become leaders in the profession.  Top employers choose to educate their employees with us.

We offer three tax qualifications - our three-part Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), our NEW 10 month Diploma in Tax and one-year Tax Technician courses.

Have you ever considered a career in tax as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)?

A career in tax creates opportunities. The opportunity for challenging and diverse work. The opportunity to see the world. The opportunity to work on the most cutting edge commercial transactions.

Tax is part of the international language of finance, and the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification is the international hallmark of excellence in tax.  You could be part of a group of 28,000 CTAs working all over the globe from Ireland, to the UK, USA, Asia to Australia.

Visit our Career in Tax Blog HERE

Not just for business graduates

A common misconception is that only business graduates pursue a career in tax. Not so! The great thing about a career in tax is that it is more about the qualities that you bring to the career, rather than your educational background.  Skills such as creative thinking, analytical know-how and commercial awareness are so important. 

In addition to business and law graduates, those with an engineering, science and the humanities background also successfully pursue careers in tax. Go to www.careerintax.ie  and see the variety of roles, sectors and backgrounds that Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) work in or find our Irish Tax Institute Students page on Facebook

Contact us

For further information on our courses and on a career in tax, you can visit www.careerintax.ie or call Eimear Finnegan on +353 1 6631748.