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We asked Lisa Kelly from Health Service Executive to give some advice for people considering this job:
Get some experience working with both children and the elderly and feel comfortable working with both. Throughout college you will take part in clinical placements where you will be required to work with various age groups.
Work hard in school and achieve good Leaving Cert. results in order to get the necessary points for entry into the course.
Research the career thoroughly and arrange to speak with a speech and language therapist to discuss the job further.
Think about the personal characteristics mentioned below that are important for the job and think about whether you possess these characteristics
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Edel Butler, Administrative Officer
Edel Butler is an Administrative Officer with the Revenue Commissioners. Currently she works as a technical expert within the Audit team. Edel holds a Degree in Civil Law from UCD and is also a qualified Solicitor and is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
I always had a fondness for Maths and having an undergraduate Degree in Law and a professional qualification as a Solicitor, a career in tax allowed me to utilise my legal knowledge whilst developing a new skill in tax.
I studied Civil Law in UCD after completing my Leaving Cert. This was a three year course. I am also a qualified Solicitor and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
I hadn’t really been aware of tax as a career until I commenced my solicitor traineeship in The Law Society. On the PPC1 course, Probate is a compulsory subject and as part of this module we studied Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT). I enjoyed this element of the course and choose Capital Taxation for Solicitors as an elective subject on the PPC2 course.
Whilst studying in The Law Society, a representative from the Irish Tax Institute spoke to us about careers in tax. It was at this point that I started to consider a career in tax.
Studying for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification was a key aspect of my training.