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 an intellectually challenging field that never stands still. 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 structures for your clients. You’ll work with Ireland’s biggest companies and exciting clients across all kinds of industries. You will liaise with senior management, advise them and build lasting relationships with them. Your insight from the frontline will make a difference to your clients’ bottom line. 

You will work as part of a 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. You'll be able to work in 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. You will be preparing tax advice memorandums, conducting tax research, preparing and filing tax returns. All the while, you'll be 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. 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 six groups in Tax to choose from.

Domestic and International Outbound

This group advises Irish indigenous companies and their owners, as well as Irish outbound groups who have significant operations outside Ireland. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of business issues for these clients including mergers and acquisitions, expansion overseas, management buy-outs, group reorganisations and much more.

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Financial Services

This group specialises in working in the banking and capital markets, asset management and insurance sectors. You'll get to work on complex cross-border transactions, giving you Irish and international tax experience.

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Foreign Direct Investment

This group advises overseas companies who have invested or are looking to invest in Ireland. You will learn how to advise them on the impact of tax changes and transactions across borders, or in different jurisdictions.

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Transfer Pricing

This group provides services to organisations on all aspects of intra-group pricing arrangements between related business entities. It is particularly relevant to multinationals as they expand their operations across the world.

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People and Organisation

The People and Organisation group helps organisations to reward and mobilise their people and to manage employment tax obligations in every jurisdiction they operate in. You’ll have the opportunity to gain Irish and international tax experience, working on cross-border projects with our clients. 

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Indirect Tax / VAT, Customs and Other Taxes

This group works to help organisations manage their indirect tax obligations. You will help clients ensure they are VAT compliant, prepare for Revenue audits, support them in meeting their tax technology needs or understand the customs and global trade implications of cross-border transactions.

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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.

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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