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 Carol Kehoe from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Carol Kehoe

AITI Chartered Tax Adviser

Irish Tax Institute

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  Carol Kehoe
I advise the following:
  1. What subjects do you like in school? If you like figures - then this may be the one for you!
  2. Are you a good communicator? If so, you will likely make a good Registered Tax Consultant. Good communication is vital - written and verbal. 
  3. Get some work experience - try to work in an accountant's office, preferably a tax department if the office is large enough. 
  4. Only pursue a career as a Registered Tax Consultant if you are prepared to study after college/university to gain an additional qualification. It's well worth it!
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