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Sarah Jane Higgins

Compliance Manager

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  Sarah Jane Higgins
I took a very indirect route into this role as it was vital that I understood all aspects of the business in order to perform the tasks and responsibilities required of me. I would therefore advise anyone who is looking to get into the area of compliance to study a law related course and then apply for a management position in any area of the business, as companies tend to value experience within the business as opposed to you coming straight out of college. I had no idea when I joined the Sales department that I would be given the opportunity to use my degree so you never know what opportunities may present themselves.
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Course Code:
WD080
Title:
Business Studies (with German)
College:
Waterford IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Business Organisation & Business Management
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Accountant
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Business Consultant
Chartered Secretary
Claims Broker
Front Office Junior Manager
Fund Accountant
Fund Administrator
Insurance Adjuster
Insurance Underwriter
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Taxation Consultant
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This course covers a broad range of business skills, and provides a thorough knowledge of the financial and economic environment in which firms operate.

There is a particular focus on the areas of accounting, finance, numerical analysis, electronic business, management, human resource management, and marketing. German is studied during all 4 years. There is a work placement in year 3.



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Export Marketing, International Finance/Banking, Investment analysis. Graduates with a BBS award are entitled to exemptions from many of the leading professional accountancy and management bodies.

 

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2013 Points

330

Change from 2012: 

25

History: 2012 - 305
2011 - 325
2010 - 370
2009 - 350
2008 - 345
2007 - 345
2006 - 335
2005 - 355
2004 - 350
2003 - 385
2002 - 355
2001 - 340
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