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 Declan Rice from Local Government Management Services Board to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

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Local Government Management Services Board

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Research it well. Visit you local fire station, talk to the firefighters and question them ... they are generally very willing to help interested persons.

The training is excellent and will prepare you well for what will be expected of you. To "fit-in" you have got to be a team player, there's really no room for those who aren't. Who wants to work along someone for 25-30 years who only thinks of themself ? Your life may someday depend on them.

Do not consider this job if you are afraid of heights or confined spaces or squemish, in this job people will literally die in your arms; it's something you must give thought to. Having said all that ... the job is very safisfying

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CR023
Accounting

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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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3 Years
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310

2013 Points

310

Change from 2012: 

30

Points History:

2013 - 280
2012 - 300
2011 - 330
2010 - 325
2009 - 330
2008 - 320
2007 - 280
2006 - 310
2005 - 345
2004 - 410
2003 - 375
2002 - 345
2001 - 320
2000 - 365

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Accounting is the process of compiling financial data, analysing it and presenting it in reports that can be easily interpreted by others. These financial reports are crucial for business managers and owners to help them make informed and sound decisions.

This course includes the study of economics, business, statistics, management, and information technology.


 
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A good option for students whose career objectives involve accounting, the use of accounting software, management services, or financial functions whether in industry, commerce, professional practice, or the public sector. Students who successfully complete Year 2 of this programme and do not wish to progress to Year 3 will receive the Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting.



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