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 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).

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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New Microsoft Campus will create 150 Construction Jobs

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New Microsoft Campus will create 150 Construction Jobs

Thursday, March 05, 2015 

New Microsoft Campus will create 150 Construction Jobs

Microsoft Ireland marked its 30th anniversary in Ireland by announcing details of a new €134 million campus-style building, to be located at the South County Business Park in Leopardstown, Co Dublin.

150 new construction jobs will be created over the two-year build period.

The new campus will, for the first time ever, bring Microsoft’s 1,200-strong Irish team together under one roof. This means that engineers, developers, finance and operations professionals – as well as the sales, marketing and services teams – will work alongside each other.

The campus investment is the latest in a series of large infrastructural commitments that Microsoft has made in Ireland over its 30-year history here. The total amount invested by the company to date is in the region of €1 billion.

Microsoft Ireland’s managing director Cathriona Hallahan spoke of the company’s continual investment in Ireland, referencing its growth from a small manufacturing facility with fewer than 100 people in 1985 to today’s announcement. “We’ve a strong track record of continual investment in Ireland. Dublin is now home to a number of European and global teams and groups, as well as to the first Data Centre located outside the United States – a facility that has grown rapidly over the past five years. The €134million investment in a modern home for our team underpins our long-term commitment to Ireland,” she concluded.

The new campus will be located in a wooded setting, backing on to Leopardstown Racecourse. The building will take advantage of its sylvan surroundings by having a running and walking trail around the perimeter of the site, as well as rooftop terraces looking over the trees to the race track on one side and the mountains on the other. The building will showcase the best of Microsoft’s technology with plans to integrate and embed the company’s latest technology and cloud solutions in every aspect of the building’s design.


The CareersPortal Team