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 Claire Hanrahan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Claire Hanrahan

Auditor

CRH plc

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  Claire Hanrahan

The candidate needs to have a desire to travel. That is the most important. Travel is a vital part of the role of Internal Auditor at CRH. Your travel percentage ranges between 40% - 70% per year. They do try to keep it at a minimum but with a high staff turnover, you could be placed on additional audits that are short staffed.

You need to get on with all the people you work with also as you're away with these people for 4 nights a week for 4 weeks. You need to be friendly and outgoing and easy to get along with as it can get stressful on jobs so the last thing you want is someone who has attitude problems or can't communicate properly! Those 2 aspects are the most important for me.

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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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GY201
Commerce

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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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The B Comm degree is a three-year programme which gives students a foundation in business subjects and allows them to specialise in their chosen business field in final year. The areas of specialization are Accounting, Economics, Management of Human Resources, Marketing, and Management Information Systems.

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GY201 - Commerce
NUI Galway

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GY201 - Commerce
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies

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5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in:


C20139 - Mathematics
or 5N1833 - Mathematics
or OB3 LCE Mathematics

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Graduates will be very well-positioned to pursue a career in accountancy and other related areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Management Consultancy
  • Taxation
  • Public service
  • Commercial Advisory Services
  • Economic Policy advice
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Finance (including Banking & Insurance)
  • Personnel Management
  • Teaching and/or research



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