A graduate career in risk assurance

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Working in risk assurance

As part of the Risk assurance group, you'll use your analytical, technical and communication skills to help our clients face threats and find opportunities. We work to strengthen their processes and improve their operational performance and efficiency. We also help them improve their decision making by harnessing the power of data analytics. If you're able to see the big picture and the small details, you'll be an invaluable member of the Risk assurance team.

Closing date

14 October 2020

Entry requirements

Final-year graduate and postgraduate university students on track to achieve 2.1 minimum.

Locations

Cork, Dublin and Limerick.

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What professional qualifications will I study for?

If you join our assurance practice, you will study for your Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification. You can achieve this through three entry routes which are dependent on the exemptions that your college course gives you.

We also have opportunities for a number of graduates within risk assurance to pursue further study in areas that complement our specialisms such as data analytics and IT.

ACA qualification routes

Direct entry

This is the route most graduates take if joining PwC directly after college. Some degrees will entitle you to exemptions from the first set of exams (CAP1) and you will start with CAP2 exams. If your degree doesn't entitle you to any exemptions, you will sit three sets of exams.

Benefits include

  • CAP 1, CAP 2 and FAE course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Study leave appropriate to each exam level is provided
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Sponsored Master in Accounting

For this entry route, you must have full CAP1 and CAP 2 exemptions when you join the firm. You will start your exams at FAE.

Benefits include

  • €7,600 towards the course fees
  • A bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • Laptop
  • Book allowance up to €575

If you've already started a Master in Accounting we will pay you a bursary of €2,500.

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Professional Diploma in Accounting

This is a conversion course that is mainly for students that have completed a non-accounting degree. It will give you exemptions from CAP1. You will then join the firm and start your exams at CAP2.

Benefits include

  • €7,600 towards the course fees
  • A bursary of €2,500 (taxable)
  • Book allowance up to €575

If you’ve already started a Professional Diploma in Accounting we will pay you a bursary of €2,500.

Benefits include

  • CAP 2 and FAE course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
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ACCA qualification routes

While most of our accounting graduates study for their ACA qualification, we also offer the ACCA qualification. The timing of study and exams is more flexible with most exams run 4 times per year. Graduates following this route are able to construct a path to qualification with us which suits them and the business area they are working in while attaining the qualification during their training contract.

Benefits include

  • Tuition and related fees are paid
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Study leave appropriate to each exam level is provided commensurate with that provided for our ACA students

Master in Computing

Some graduates joining our team, in particular joining our DA&A or ITRA areas, may study a Masters in Computing during their training contract.  This is undertaken on a part-time basis in the second and third year of your contract with us. Generally our graduates joining DA&A and ITRA specialise respectively in Data Analytics or IT.

Benefits include

  • College fees for the masters are paid
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Study leave appropriate to each exam level is provided as well as for the final project

We also hire graduates who have already completed a masters which is equivalent to those mentioned above. These graduates are not on a training contract and compensated appropriately.

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