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We asked Aisling Molloy from Chartered Accountants Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Aisling Molloy

Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountants Ireland

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  Aisling Molloy

I would say that the skills of accountants/tax advisors are in demand in all economic situations. An ability to work well with numbers is important. However, an ability to work well with people is just as important if not more so, as the information in the numerical analysis has to be communicated to all business users. It’s a long road but the end result is worth the effort. The chartered accountant qualification is internationally recognised and it is very easy to work and travel abroad. Although I have not worked overseas, I have travelled extensively. Working hard and saving harder helped me to fund my trips. Some would argue that being an accountant makes it easier to save!

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