A graduate career in tax

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Working in tax

Working in our Tax team, you'll use your problem-solving skills to help our clients solve their most complex challenges. Your clients will include the most exciting businesses across all kinds of industries. You’ll get insights and learn on the frontline, and make a difference to their bottom line. If you want to work in a fast-paced, challenging field that never stands still, tax is the place for you.

Closing date

14 October 2020

Entry requirements

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

Locations

Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.

Which business area will you choose?

Help our clients meet their national and global business tax obligations.

Work in a range of financial sectors and gain a wide range of tax experience.

Help international organisations manage their investments in Ireland.

Help companies be compliant with their trading tax obligations.

Help businesses meet their employment tax obligations and processes.

Help organisations manage their internal tax affairs around the world.

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What professional qualifications will I study for?

In tax we help you build a career through top-class on the job training and coaching. We also support you with best-in-class exam support to help you excel in your chosen professional qualification. As a tax graduate, you will pursue a professional tax qualification. You'll also have the option to pursue an accountancy qualification.

When you join our tax practice, you have a choice to study the qualifications that are best suited to you and your career path. You can choose to study for both the ACA and AITI qualifications, or the AITI qualification only. Your exact exam path will depend on whether you choose to sit one or both qualifications, and on the exemptions that you have.

AITI qualification only

Direct entry (no exemptions)

This is the route you take if you are joining PwC directly after college. If your degree doesn't entitle you to any exemptions, you will sit three sets of exams, i.e. Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Benefits include

  • Student registration and exemption fees paid
  • Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
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Master of Tax

A Master of Tax can entitle you to exemptions from both the Part 1 and Part 2 exams depending on the results of your Masters. If you take this route and you are only studying for the AITI qualification, you will only have one set of exams to take, i.e. Part 3.

* Please note, if you take this route, you can still choose to sit both the ACA and AITI qualifications. In these circumstances the exact exam path will depend on your  exemptions for ACA qualification.

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 masters in Tax we will pay you a bursary of €2,500.

 

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AITI and ACA qualifications

Direct entry (no exemptions)

This is the route you take if you are joining PwC directly after college. If you have no exemptions you will sit 5 sets of exams.

Benefits include

  • Student registration and exemption fees paid
  • CAP 1, CAP 2, FAE, Part 2 and Part 3 exams course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
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Direct entry (CAP1 exemptions)

A Masters of Tax can entitle you to exemptions from both the Part 1 and Part 2 exams depending on the results of your Masters. If you take this route and you are only studying for the AITI qualification, you will only have 1 set of exams to take, i.e. Part 3.

* Please note, if you take this route, you can still choose to sit both the ACA and AITI qualifications. In these circumstances the exact exam path will depend on your exemptions for ACA qualification.

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 masters in Tax we will pay you a bursary of €2,500.

 

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Sponsored Master of Accounting

For this entry route, you must have full CAP1 exemptions as this is a requirement for a Masters of accounting. You will sit 3 sets of exams, i.e. Part 2, FAE , Part 3

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 masters 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 who 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

  • Student registration and exemption fees paid
  • CAP 2, FAE, Part 2 and Part 3 exams course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)
An image of the direct-entry route for graduates of a professional diploma in accounting to qualify as a chartered accountant in three and a half years.

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