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Professional qualifications

Whatever department you join, whichever exam course you undertake, you will benefit from working with a variety of client types and sizes and with some of the most experienced professionals in the country. The experience gained in Deloitte will stand to you for life.

We offer graduates the opportunity to pursue a number of professional qualifications.

ACA
Governed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the route to qualification requires passing the Institute's exams and completing a training contract, usually three or three and a half years long.

Typically your contract commences with us following completion of a primary degree, conversion course or masters in accounting.

Based on your degree syllabus, the Institute will award you certain exemptions from the professional examinations.

The ACA qualification consists of 3 sets of exams; CAP 1, CAP 2 and FAE. Exemptions for part or all of CAP 1 and CAP 2 are dependent upon your college course completed, see below:

Sample of exemptions:

  • Masters of Accounting - full exemptions in CAP1 and CAP2.
  • Professional Diploma in Accounting – full exemptions in CAP 1.
  • Commerce / Business degrees - full or part CAP 1exemption depending on electives taken.
  • Non Business degrees - no exemptions given.

Further information on course content, syllabus, study material, exams etc. can be found at: www.charteredaccountants.ie/students

AITI/CTC
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland: Chartered Tax Consultant Qualification

The Chartered Tax Consultant qualification is awarded only to Chartered Accountants and running in two progressive stages, Applied Tax and Integrated Tax Consultancy.

Further information on course content, syllabus, study material, exams etc. can be found at: www.charteredaccountants.ie/CPD

Irish Taxation Institute: AITI Qualification
The AITI qualification consists of 3 sets of exams; Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Exemptions for Part 1are only dependent upon your college course completed see below:

Sample of exemptions:

  • Masters of Accounting - full exemptions Part 1.
  • Professional Diploma in Accounting – some exemptions in Part 1.
  • Commerce / Business degrees – some exemptions in Part 1 depending on electives taken.
  • Non Business degrees - no exemptions given.

Further information on course content, syllabus, study material, exams etc. can be found at www.taxinstitute.ie

Tax trainees are also given the choice of pursuing the ACA qualification. Whilst it is a personal choice as to which option is the best one for you - they each have merits of their own - at Deloitte we offer advice and guidance through our Career Information Evenings and interview process.

ACCA
Trainees joining the Small to Medium Enterprise Services department study the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants exams.

Similar to the ACA process, students sign a three year training contract, whilst pursuing the professional qualification.

Deloitte is recognised by ACCA as a quality training partner. You will commence your training contract following the successful completion of a primary degree.

The ACCA qualification consists of 3 pillars: Fundamentals, Essentials and Professional. Exemptions for the fundamental level are dependent upon your college course completed.

Please go to www.accaglobal.com for further information.

CIMA 
Analysts in Finance Transformation, Consulting complete the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) training contracts to become an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA). In order to achieve this, you must complete all of the CIMA exams and have at least three years’ relevant work experience.

Deloitte is recognised by CIMA as a quality training partner and therefore you can be assured of the highest level of support both financially and with study leave, to help you achieve your professional qualification.

The CIMA qualification consists of 4 pillars: Certificate, Management, and Strategic and Top CIMA levels. Exemptions for certificate and diploma levels are dependent upon your college course completed.

Please go to www.cimaglobal.com for further information.

Other qualifications  

Other professional qualifications are available as part of the professional development programmes throughout the firm.

Internal audit, Enterprise risk services

Due to the scope of this service line, trainees study for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland qualification (ACA) with the benefit of financial and operational ERS audit experience. 

Optional additional qualifications in Internal audit
Trainees also have the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). More information can be found at www.theiia.org

Technology risk

Technology assurance

  • CISA – This stands for ‘Certified Information Systems Auditor’, and is the foremost qualification for IT governance professionals working in technology assurance and IT audit. This qualification is awarded by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
  • CISSP - The CISSP curriculum covers a wide range of subject matter in a variety of information security topics.

IT security and forensics

  • SSCP – A qualification from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)²
  • CISSP - The CISSP curriculum covers a wide range of subject matter in a variety of information security topics.
  • Other leading industry certifications and credentials

Other
As part of our commitment to helping our people excel, we actively support them - at all levels - in the pursuit of further relevant educational qualifications, such as university diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications through our Further Education Policy. We encourage our people to continually develop and offer financial support and study leave to help them to do so.

 

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