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 Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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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