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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

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Accountancy

Accountancy

The job of an Accountant is to help businesses to achieve their targets by providing information on finance, business performance and progress, and to ensure that the individual or company is in compliance in important areas such as Taxation, Company Returns and Contractual Obligations etc.. The accountant will assess the client's income and outgoings, look at the financial dealings of the company and advise accordingly.

Accountants work with every type of organisation, from the newest tech start-up to the oldest bank and from local business to multinational companies - all need financial experts to advise them on the efficient running of their businesses.

Forensic Accountants require a very specific skill investigating potential fraud such as information gathering, attention to detail, information preservation, legal processes and dispute resolution. 

Accountants need excellent maths skills, but attributes such as team work, project management, organisation and logical thinking are highly prized too. Opportunities to work in a wide variety of sectors, excellent pay, and relative job security make a career in accountancy an attractive choice.

Many universities and institutes of technology across Ireland offer accountancy courses, offering numerous options for the first step towards qualifying as an accountant.

The next step is spending a period of time as a trainee accountant. Working as a trainee offers career opportunities and practical on the job training. Generally, it will be highly structured, offering support as you work towards your accountancy exams.

Accountancy exams are taken to gain certification from a body such as Chartered Accountants Ireland or Certified Public Accountants Ireland. Passing these exams and becoming a member of a professional accountancy body means you are recognised as meeting the standards required of accountants. Maintaining your certification means working ethically and fulfilling the professions standards of practice.

 

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Occupations in Accountancy
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Accounting Technician

Prepares and provides financial records and information for both accountants and financial managers.

Accountant

Analyses financial information and prepares financial reports to determine or maintain a record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial activities within an organisation.

Forensic Accountant

Provides accounting skills in civil and criminal cases, and also non-legal related investigations.

Fund Accountant

Prepares bank account reconciliation, deals with cash transfers, bonds and equity settlements.

Management Accountant

Management accountants provide business data and analysis to managers within organisations to assist in business decision-making and control

Tax Accountant

Maintains knowledge of tax code changes and of accounting procedures and theory to properly evaluate financial information. Makes tax returns on behalf of clients.

Auditor

An Auditor is a Professional Accountant who has undergone further post qualification training.

Auditor - EU

Examines and inspects internal and external financial management processes in the EU

Financial Adviser

Advises people on how to get the most from their financial earnings and savings.

Estimator / Cost Engineer

Works out how much it will cost for a business to supply product or services to a client.