Working in tax

What’s it like to work in tax?

As a graduate in Ireland’s leading tax practice, you’ll experience what it’s like to work in a fast paced, intellectually rigorous field that never stands still. You’ll work with Ireland’s biggest and most exciting clients across all kinds of industries. You’ll gain insight from the frontline so that you can make a difference to your clients’ bottom line.

You’ll research the latest developments in the ever-changing tax landscape. You’ll use your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to make sure you always come up with the most tax-efficient structure for your varied range of clients. You will liaise with senior management, advise them and build lasting relationships with them.

You will work as part of high-performing team who will value your unique perspectives and act on your pioneering ideas. You will make lasting friendships and life-long memories as you solve your clients’ most important problems.

You’ll get continuous learning opportunities. When it comes to your learning and development, your curiosity is the limit. And as you study for an internationally recognised tax or accounting qualification, we will support you every step of the way. 

What will your day-to-day role involve?

Your day-to-day work in tax means will see you helping businesses to grow and innovate. You’ll have the opportunity to gain insight into all areas of tax, not just the area you are working in, whether it’s personal tax, corporation tax, indirect taxes or capital taxes.

While studying for your exams, you’ll be supporting your team and delivering tax consulting and compliance advice to clients. This includes preparing tax advice memorandums, conducting tax research, preparing and filing tax returns, and continually advising your clients of changes in legislation which may affect them and their business.

You’ll learn a lot from the rest of your team. Our collaborative approach means our teams consist of people from all levels of the business, from assistants up to senior managers, directors and partners. Our aim is to provide you with loads of feedback and so you’ll be continually improving your skills and building on what you already know. You’ll have the opportunity to use the latest technologies so that you, and your clients, can work smarter than ever before.

Which part of tax should you choose?

There are five areas within tax to choose from.

Domestic and international outbound

This group advises large Irish PLC clients on everything from mergers and acquisitions, expansion overseas and management buy-outs to group reorganisations and much more.

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Financial services

This group specialises in the core areas of banking and capital markets, asset management and insurance. This involves working on complex cross-border transactions which will give you both Irish and international tax experience.

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Foreign Direct Investment

This group advises overseas companies investing in Ireland on the impact of tax changes and transactions between countries.

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Indirect tax

An indirect tax, such as a sales tax, customs duty or VAT, is imposed on goods or services rather than on organisations. You could be advising on the correct VAT rate for new products or services, helping clients with Revenue audits, managing VAT compliance or explaining the VAT and customs implications of cross-border transactions.

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People and organisation

This group helps some of the world’s leading employers make the most of their people. You’ll work on everything from employee incentives and international pensions to workforce reshaping, executive recruitment, employment law and the tax affairs of international assignees to and from Ireland.

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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 as well as 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 and also have the option to simultaneously pursue an accountancy qualification should you be interested.

When you join our tax practice, you have a choice to study the qualifications that are best suited to you. 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

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 & Part 3 course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)

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


AITI and ACA qualification

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 & Part 3 exams course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)

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

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

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 & Part 3 exams course fees paid (first attempt only)
  • Exam fees paid (first attempt only)

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