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Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

Accountants and Tax Specialists are financial experts who advise businesses and individuals. People who work in this sector handle the tricky details of their client’s finances. Every organisation needs accountants, whether it’s a small charity, a bank or a globe-straddling multinational cooperation. Taxes are straightforward for most people, but for businesses that operate in multiple countries, or people who are self-employed, advice on managing tax is extremely important.

Skills

    maths, attention to detail, teamwork, creating & following processes, prioritising work, problem solving, time management, researching information, budgeting, complying with regulations, project management,

Key Facts

3 ˝
number of years experience graduates need to become a Chartered Accountant
3
minimum number of years experience to become a certified public accountant
100%
employment rate of recent CPA graduates
22/30k
wage range of graduate roles in taxation

Labour Market Information

Employment growth was low for accountants & tax experts, and, indeed, declined in the most recent year. Declines in employment levels are expected to continue as some tasks become automated, although as it is such a large sector there will continue to be many job opportunities, arising from the need to replace staff who have changed jobs or retired.

Some shortages were identified for accountants with experience in legislation, regulation and compliance; these shortages are considered to be niche and require industry specific experience.

Advice from Experts...

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Third-Level Tax Scholarship
Third-Level Tax Scholarship

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Career Interview Videos...

Lucy Maher - Changing Careers to Accountancy
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Lucy Maher - Changing Careers to Accountancy

Danielle Deasy - Corporate Tax Trainee
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Danielle Deasy - Corporate Tax Trainee

Elaine Kelly - Assistant Principal - Tax Division
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Elaine Kelly - Assistant Principal - Tax Division

Ryan Basquel - Audit Assistant
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Ryan Basquel - Audit Assistant

College Course Videos...

Law and Accounting LM020  - University of Limerick
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Law and Accounting LM020 - University of Limerick

Accounting & Finance LC224  - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT
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Accounting & Finance LC224 - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT

Quantity Surveying CR570  - Cork Institute of Technology
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Quantity Surveying CR570 - Cork Institute of Technology