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.
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If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.
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.
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.
One of the great things about a career in tax is that it gives you choice.
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.
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.
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.