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.
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.
All businesses need skilled Accountants to keep track of their financial performance and provide advice on how to increase profits or expand their services.
Taxation affects every aspect of our economy and day-to-day lives, and therefore leads to a fascinating career.
Ever wondered who ensures taxes are paid and in order? Read up on Revenue Commissioners and what they do.
If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.