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Sarah Jane Higgins

Compliance Manager

Lidl

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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:
WD160
Title:
Finance and Investment
College:
Waterford IT
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
3 Years

 

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Finance is a general term, which encompasses topics such as economics, accounting, statistics, and investment, all with the focus on managing money efficiently.

Investment involves putting money in places where it is expected to return either high, or reliable profits.

This course covers topics such as taxation, management, business law, economics, and financial maths.



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You become specialised in some areas of financial services, for example, risk management, treasury management and derivatives, mathematical and analytical skills. From research carried out by the IDA it is considered that there is currently a shortage of these specialist skills available.

 

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