Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Jeanette Doonan from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Jeanette Doonan

AITI Chartered Tax Adviser

Irish Tax Institute

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  Jeanette Doonan
If you:
  • are motivated and ambitious
  • are analytical and enjoy problem solving
  • have very good numeracy and literacy skills
  • have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • are organised
  • are interested in servicing client needs and working to deadlines
  • have an enquiring mind and an aptitude for research
  • have an aptitude for the interpretation and application of legislation
  • are interested in pursuing a career in the professional services industry,
then a career in tax is for you.
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They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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