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 Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.
I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Helsinn is a privately-owned pharmaceutical group with headquarters in Lugano, Switzerland, and operations in Ireland, USA and China.
Founded in 1976, the company has become known worldwide for its unique business model focused on the licensing of innovative pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutritional supplement products in therapeutic areas, particularly focused on building cancer care products.
We employ more than 600 people globally and have a presence in 190 countries. We have recently announced a €6 million investment at our drug product supply centre in Dublin where we currently employ about 170 people at our modern facility in Mulhuddart.
Creating an attractive and fulfilling working environment that offers employees opportunities for career advancement, contributes positively to employee satisfaction, which in turn benefits the company.
We do our utmost to guarantee a good work environment and high-quality training to all our employees. We develop our leadership team to empower high achievement while being aware of the core values of respect and humanity in dealing with people both within the company and outside.
One of the cornerstones of the Helsinn philosophy and business model is collaboration. This applies both within the company and also to other organizations which share our vision. We believe that joining of forces with inspiring and motivated partners sets the foundation of achieving much greater things.
The Helsinn group is committed to continually strive to be a great place to work and has put in place local policies that promote and ensure the effective recruitment, retention and development of passionate and professional individuals who share the organisation's vision and embrace its values.
We are committed to actively nurturing a workplace environment that enhances the quality of life of every employee.
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