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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.