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 Aisling Molloy from Chartered Accountants Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:


Aisling Molloy

Chartered Accountant

Chartered Accountants Ireland


  Aisling Molloy

I would say that the skills of accountants/tax advisors are in demand in all economic situations. An ability to work well with numbers is important. However, an ability to work well with people is just as important if not more so, as the information in the numerical analysis has to be communicated to all business users. It’s a long road but the end result is worth the effort. The chartered accountant qualification is internationally recognised and it is very easy to work and travel abroad. Although I have not worked overseas, I have travelled extensively. Working hard and saving harder helped me to fund my trips. Some would argue that being an accountant makes it easier to save!


Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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Caitriona Geraghty
Engineers Ireland
22 Clyde Road
Dublin 4
+ 353 1 6651340

News Item:
Smart Futures - Made in Ireland


This is a video created by STEPS, promoting the engineering profession in Ireland.  It illustrates the accelerating pace of change in society and technology in recent years. The Smart Futures – Made in Ireland video is also a way of showing that engineers will always be necessary to keep finding solutions for society. 


The video is available here - Smart Futures - Made in Ireland



Posted on: 06/02/2012


Structural Engineer
Elaine Dillon

An interest in technology would also be important and unavoidable if you would like to be an engineer - this is the way of the future

Elaine Dillon
Civil Engineer
Maria O'Neill

Engineering is all about team work. I'm also organised, and positive. There are no problems, only difficult solutions

Maria O'Neill