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1. Be organised.
2. Try to keep a positive attitude.
3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.
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Edel Butler, Administrative Officer
Edel Butler is an Administrative Officer with the Revenue Commissioners. Currently she works as a technical expert within the Audit team. Edel holds a Degree in Civil Law from UCD and is also a qualified Solicitor and is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
I always had a fondness for Maths and having an undergraduate Degree in Law and a professional qualification as a Solicitor, a career in tax allowed me to utilise my legal knowledge whilst developing a new skill in tax.
I studied Civil Law in UCD after completing my Leaving Cert. This was a three year course. I am also a qualified Solicitor and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
I hadn’t really been aware of tax as a career until I commenced my solicitor traineeship in The Law Society. On the PPC1 course, Probate is a compulsory subject and as part of this module we studied Capital Acquisitions Tax (CAT). I enjoyed this element of the course and choose Capital Taxation for Solicitors as an elective subject on the PPC2 course.
Whilst studying in The Law Society, a representative from the Irish Tax Institute spoke to us about careers in tax. It was at this point that I started to consider a career in tax.
Studying for the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification was a key aspect of my training.