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 Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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Open Day

The Mary Immaculate College January Open Day takes place on Saturday 14th January, between 11am and 1pm in the Tara Building on the MIC Campus, Limerick.

On the day you will have the chance to talk to current MIC students, faculty and staff and have an opportunity to tour the campus and the state-of-the-art facilities.

As well as programme stands there will be individual talks on MIC’s nine undergraduate programmes including a talk on the new Bachelor of Arts (MI002) programme, offered in collaboration with UL. This programme now provides students with a wider choice of subjects to choose from - 19 in all.

Talks will also take place on the increasingly popular BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies programme, the four secondary school teaching programmes on the MIC, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles and the long-established Education programmes.  Information will also be available on a wide range of Continuing Professional Development offerings for teachers and numerous postgraduate opportunities at Diploma, Masters and PhD level.

All welcome

To register T: 061 204 391

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