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Edel Butler

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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.
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D-284
Management of IT & IS - Online Flexible Learning

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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5 - 6 Years
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Students of this course study the broad and expanding area of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS), including subjects in management, computing, communications technology, management science and human sciences.


 
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This course aims to give students Diploma/ Degree-level competence in IT/IS and a critical appreciation of its applications in administration, management and innovation. The course should be of particular relevance to those wishing to apply IT/IS to the processes of management, administration, enterprise or institutional development and industrial training and teaching, and to those aspiring to have positions in these areas.


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In 2012, there were an estimated 68,280 ICT professionals working in the Irish ICT cluster of companies e.g. ICT, Financial Services, Business Services, and Manufacturing. This comprised nearly 4% of the total Irish labour force. At the core of this cluster are world leading multinationals such as Intel, IBM, Erikson and a long list of companies with their European headquarters here such as Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Facebook, Workday etc. In addition to these flag-carriers are hundreds of smaller multinational and Irish companies that employ people in a very wide range of ICT capacities.



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