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 Mary Dineen from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Mary Dineen

Tax Trainee

Irish Tax Institute

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  Mary Dineen
An essential prerequisite to a career in tax is obtaining the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. Due to the varied and hands on nature of the work in Taxand Ireland’s office, I have found working in tax very beneficial when preparing for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) exams and conversely, I have found the knowledge I have acquired as part of the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) course has assisted me massively in my day to day work with Taxand Ireland (William Fry).

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A Career in Insurance Could be for You

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A Career in Insurance Could be for You

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 

A Career in Insurance Could be for You

Have your students considered a career in insurance?

The insurance industry is a major employer in Ireland. Insurance is about delivering peace of mind both now and in the future. It can offer financial security to individuals and their families and it can give businesses the ability to take the risks necessary for them to grow and expand. 

With plenty of employment opportunities for people of varying skills and talents, it can be an exciting industry in which to work. Some of the major roles available in insurance are customer service, claims, underwriting, actuarial, financial, marketing, sales and legal. 

Recent developments in technology have also given rise to interesting and dynamic roles in areas such as data analytics and fraud detection. 

With a stable of the most financially sound and reputable employers across financial services – both nationally and internationally – there are lots of opportunities for bright, enthusiastic people who are willing to learn.

Check out our new 'Ask the Experts' section, which includes information and tips from some of the industry’s Professional bodies: Insurance Ireland, The Insurance Institute of Ireland and LIA. 

A career in insurance could be just what they’re looking for!

The CareersPortal Team