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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Careers
Careers as an Accounting Technician

Qualified Accounting Technicians have the opportunity to work in a core business function in commerce, industry, practice and the public sector, and many become fully qualified accountants through further study.

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Careers as an Accounting Technician
Careers
Career Opportunities as a Chartered Accountant

No other professional qualification can offer such mobility, Chartered Accountancy allows members to move freely and successfully across a diverse range of sectors and roles.

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Career Opportunities as a Chartered Accountant
Careers
Career Opportunities in Tax

One of the great things about a career in tax is that it gives you choice.

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Career Opportunities in Tax
Getting Qualified as an Accounting Technician

We are a 100% Irish institution and 95% or our members are employed. Our courses are delivered at over 70 college locations throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as online and at our Academy.

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Posted by Accounting Technicians Ireland
Getting Qualified as an Accounting Technician
Qualifications Required for Tax

For tax advisors, there is only one option - the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. The Irish Tax Institue's Tax Technician qualification is a practical, flexible, modular programme covering the fundamentals of all areas of tax.

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Posted by Irish Tax Institute
Qualifications Required for Tax
About Chartered Accountancy

The accountancy sector covers a wide range of business sectors and in a broad spectrum of roles. It can be divided into accountancy firms that provide advice and accounting services to a range of clients in both the public and private sector, it also covers accountants working in individual organisations.

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Career Interview Videos...

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

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Ryan Basquel - Audit Assistant

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Ruth Byrne - Chartered Accountant

Barry Doyle - Chief Financial Officer
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Barry Doyle - Chief Financial Officer

College Course Videos...

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Law and Accounting LM020 - University of Limerick

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Law & Taxation - Limerick Institute of Technology - LIT