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We asked Lorcan Kelly from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Lorcan Kelly

Tax Consultant

Irish Tax Institute

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  Lorcan Kelly
I would strongly recommend a career in tax to any students who are considering it. Tax professionals are in high demand from employers and can add real value to any business. It is a challenging and rewarding career which can place you at the heart of business decision making. It can also be an excellent springboard to other careers in finance.

Just recently a new Chief Financial Officer was appointed to Irish Distillers who was formerly the Pernod Ricard Group tax director! Also do your research about the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification – from my own experience, the course is very practical and relevant to my day to day job. It provides a structured framework for achieving the knowledge of tax law and skills required to be an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).

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US Internship Opportunity with Polaris Partners

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US Internship Opportunity with Polaris Partners

Thursday, February 04, 2016 

US Internship Opportunity with Polaris Partners

International Tech, VC and startup experience with Polaris working in Boston this summer.

Leading international venture capital firm Polaris Partners seeks an exceptional student / graduate from Ireland for a paid summer internship in Boston.The company has today opened a competition seeking an intern to work for the summer in their Boston office for 10 weeks.

This opportunity is open to both students and recent graduates with a strong interest in technology and entrepreneurship.

The successful applicant will work alongside existing Polaris team members in the areas of deal sourcing, portfolio company support and relationship building.

Candidates interested in this internship can apply here

Since establishing a presence in Dublin in 2011, Polaris Partners has had a major impact on the early stage ecosystem through both direct investment and the introduction of their early stage technology incubator and co-working space, Dogpatch Labs. Dogpatch Labs’ alumni include Intercom, Riffsation (acquired by Fender), Boxever, Logentries (acquired by Rapid 7), Profitero and the Coder Dojo Foundation amongst others.

Commenting on today’s initiative Polaris partner, Noel Ruane said: “Ireland has been a fertile investment ground for us and we are delighted to have led investments in successful companies here. We’ve built strong ties with the founder and entrepreneur community and we’d like to now assist in developing the next generation of technology Investors. We think this internship represents a pretty unique opportunity for a bright, driven Irish student to work for a leading multi-stage investment firm and we hope this is the first of many years that we run this program.”

About Polaris Partners

Polaris Partners invests in exceptional technology and healthcare companies across all stages of their life cycles. With offices in Boston, San Francisco, and Dublin, we partner globally with an unparalleled network of repeat entrepreneurs, top scientists and emerging innovators who are making significant contributions in their fields and improving the way in which we live and work.

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