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We asked Natasha Ibanez from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:
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Claire Hanrahan , Auditor
Claire works as an Internal Auditor for CRH Group. She completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in University of Limerick and went on to do the ACCA exams thereafter. Travel is a big aspect of her current role and she spends half of her time away from home.
I chose a mixture of subjects. I chose a science subject & accounting as I was unsure in 5th year in school what I wanted to do.
By 6th year, I knew I wanted to work in Accounting. It was good that I chose accounting as well as the science subject and didn't rule anything out.
Looking back now, I should probably have gotten extra career guidance to help me. I wouldn't have taken the science subjects but instead Business Org.
My ACCA exams were the most important so far in terms of my career. These are necessary for a position in Internal Audit with CRH. The audit committee of CRH requires that all internal auditors of CRH are qualified accountants.
In the future, I would like to take a management course as I think this is important as your career progresses and you get promoted. You will have direct reports and a management course will help you.