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Senior Tax Manager

Irish Tax Institute

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This is a great career for challenging and strategic work, and also allows you a great opportunity to travel if that interests you.
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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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This is one of three follow on options from LM121 Computing Technologies (Common Entry).

On completion of the programme, graduates go on to a variety of software careers based in large and small organisations, in industry, in research and in education and training. The primary focus of this course is on the underlying principles of software development and their application to modern software development practices. The aims and objectives of the Computer Systems programme are:

  • To develop the skills you will need in order to analyse a wide range of problems
  • To provide a sound understanding of the theory of computer science and the principles of software development
  • To develop social and communication skills that will enable you to function successfully in organisations and teams
  • To develop a sense of professionalism that will help you to apply your skills for the good of society.

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