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 Paul Meany from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Paul Meany

School Principal

Department of Education and Skills

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  Paul Meany

Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.


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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Let us showcase Chartered Accountancy at your School

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Let us showcase Chartered Accountancy at your School

Monday, April 04, 2016 

Let us showcase Chartered Accountancy at your School

Did you know that about a third of Chartered Accountancy students decide to pursue their career while in second-level education?

Many of our members speak in their local schools about pathways and opportunities within the profession.

The feedback from these talks is very positive - students seem to particularly value the opportunity to hear about members' diverse career paths and to ask questions directly.

If you are interested in having a volunteer give a presentation at your school please get in touch today here.

We have additional information about these visits and resources available on our website

We believe that Chartered Accountancy offers a stimulating and rewarding career for ambitious students. 98% of our 24,500 members are working, in over 90 countries worldwide.

Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals and work in all business sectors – from science and technology to agribusiness and finance. Many leading companies have a Chartered Accountant as their Financial Director or Chief Executive and all of the top ten accountancy firms in Ireland are Chartered.

If you have any questions about this programme please contact us directly