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 Carol Kehoe from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Carol Kehoe

AITI Chartered Tax Adviser

Irish Tax Institute

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  Carol Kehoe
I advise the following:
  1. What subjects do you like in school? If you like figures - then this may be the one for you!
  2. Are you a good communicator? If so, you will likely make a good Registered Tax Consultant. Good communication is vital - written and verbal. 
  3. Get some work experience - try to work in an accountant's office, preferably a tax department if the office is large enough. 
  4. Only pursue a career as a Registered Tax Consultant if you are prepared to study after college/university to gain an additional qualification. It's well worth it!
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LY108
Business - 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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
3 Years
Duration of course
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305

2014 Points

305

Change from 2013: 

25

Points History:

2013 - 280
2012 - 275
2011 - 270
2010 - New 2011

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Over three years, you will learn the core accounting and finance skills needed to perform at a highly competent level in the accountancy profession. You will also develop business skills that will equip you to work in a variety of related positions, including business management and teaching.


 
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LY108 - Business - Accounting
Letterkenny IT

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LY108 - Business - Accounting
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:
3 Distinctions and a pass in B20001 or 5N1348 orC20139 or 5N1833 or LC Maths


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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Graduates of this course find positions in professional accountancy practices, industry, commerce, financial services and the public service, nationally and internationally.

This course is suitable for those who ultimately wish to pursue a career in teaching as it will be recognised by the Teachers Council for the purposes of teaching Accounting, Business and Economics.



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