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Social

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Sectors

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 ½
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

Advice from Experts...

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

Careers as an Accounting Technician
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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Posted by: Accounting Technicians Ireland
Career Opportunities as a Certified Public Accountant
Career Opportunities as a Certified Public Accountant

Becoming a CPA is more than being an accountant. Having the CPA qualification leads to a long rewarding career, one that allows you to simultaneously have a life outside of work. The all-important work life balance!

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Posted by: Certified Public Accountants Ireland
Career Opportunities as a Chartered Accountant
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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Posted by: Chartered Accountants Ireland
Career Opportunities in Tax
Career Opportunities in Tax

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

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Posted by: Irish Tax Institute
Getting Qualified as an Accounting Technician
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
Training for Certified Public Accountants
Training for Certified Public Accountants

The CPA programme comprises 15 examinations, made up of a formation level and a professional level, and a fully integrated practical experience requirement.

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Posted by: Certified Public Accountants Ireland
Qualifications Required for Tax
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
About Chartered Accountancy
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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Posted by: Chartered Accountants Ireland

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