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Sinead Lew

Tax Manager

Irish Tax Institute

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  Sinead Lew
I thought the job would solely be to compute an individual’s / company’s tax liability but it extends to so much more beyond that. You are not just solely a person or organisation’s tax advisor; you are a general business adviser helping them to make key business/commercial decisions.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

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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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


Economics with Business

Code:  5M2102 EBXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

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Further Information...

This 1 year, full-time programme provides essential training in the areas of Economics, Business and Marketing. Learners acquire a range of core Accounting, Statistical and Information Technology skills. The Business Law module also provides an introduction to legal studies and the range of modules on the course provides an opportunity for learners to apply to enter Business and Arts Degree courses in some Universities.

Typical Modules
• Applied Economics
• Statistics
• Business Administration Skills
• Business Law
• Marketing Practice
• Communications
• Accounting - Manual & Computerised
• Word Processing
• Spreadsheet Methods
• Work Experience

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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