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At Deloitte, we know that we’re at our best when we can be our true and rounded selves at work. Human beings aren’t just lists of strengths and qualifications. Our fears are as motivating as our ambitions, our doubts as grounding as our self-belief. It’s the diversity within each one of us, that makes us strong and brilliant. Because that’s what helps us to connect and to make an impact that matters for our clients and our world.
What opportunities are available?
We offer a variety of career options in our Belfast office, where you'll learn how to create innovative business, technology and operational solutions and develop the expertise to implement them.
Qualification: Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA)
What does the Graduate Programme involve?
Associates within the Audit & Assurance practice in our Belfast office complete the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification (ACA).
The ACA qualification comprises three sets of professional examinations: CAP1, CAP2, and the Final Admittance Exam (FAE).
Deloitte is committed to supporting our associates through this course of study by providing on-the-job training to develop the competencies required of a Chartered Accountant and through our Professional Education support programme. This programme provides generous study leave, tutorials, mock examinations and additional internal support mechanisms to all associates pursuing the ACA qualification.
In the course of your contract with Deloitte you can expect to gain experience in some or all of the following areas:
- Financial accounting & reporting
- Business finance
- Taxation & tax planning
- Auditing, internal control & corporate governance
- Information systems & management
- Financial services
The many benefits of completing an ACA training contract with Deloitte can be found below:
- All education and exam fees paid
- Study and exam leave
- Exposure to quality, professional accountancy experience
- Mentored by senior Chartered Accountants
- Salary that increases in line with exam progression
- Strong foundation in skills such as audit, tax, or financial services for careers in either practice or business
In addition, graduates who apply for a role in Tax may also pursue the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) qualification or the Irish Tax Institute, Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification.
What does the Summer Internship involve?
Our summer internship programme will give you a taste of professional life, allowing you to get ahead in your career even before you have left college or university. You will learn from experienced colleagues and meet clients representing a variety of industries and environments as we help you make a smooth transition from student to professional. On top of that, it is a way to enhance your CV with practical work experience.
Depending on your chosen area, you can expect to gain experience in some or all of the following areas:
Audit & Assurance
Your day-to-day activities in Audit & Assurance will see you work with highly innovative audit teams and client stakeholders. You will analyse data using the best analytical tools and techniques, review client operations and controls, understand strategic and financial issues impacting on the company, identify insights and areas for improvement and ensure that users of financial statements can have trust and assurance that they are true and fair.
As a member of our Accounting and Internal Controls team, you'll focus on addressing issues relating to accounting and financial reporting, risk assessment, and efficacy of internal controls systems - examples include Internal Audit, IT and Specialized Assurance and Digital/AI.
Applications for 2021 are open
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Our commitment to the professional development of our people is absolute. Focused on technical, client relationship and technology skills, and reinforced by on-the-job learning, our ‘lifelong’ tailored approach will ensure you continue to progress in your career and become the leader you know you can be.
You will gain significant knowledge and experience working across a host of industries including financial services, consumer business, technology, media and telecommunications.
On joining our Belfast office in our Graduate Programme, you will participate in a structured induction programme to introduce you to the Deloitte culture, values and business principles and receive continuous coaching and guidance from experienced colleagues during this time. You will also attend a “Professional Education and Personal Development week”, which will include study skills & examination technique sessions, briefings, and practice workshops.
As you progress through your training contract you will be responsible for coaching more junior team members and delegating work assigned by your manager.
As well as gaining a recognised professional qualification, you’ll discover all kinds of new business and technical skills, as well as everything you need to do your job and accelerate your career.
Applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines, including accounting, business, law, arts, languages, science, technology, engineering, maths, amongst others.
- Predicted degree classification of 2:1 or above in any discipline
- UCAS points 120 if 2017 or after / 300 if before
- GCSE English language 6 if 2017 or after / B if before
- GCSE Maths 6 if 2017 or after / B if before
- A high level of self-motivation and commitment
- The ability to analyse and work through complex problems
- Flexibility, resilience and intellectual curiosity
- A proactive approach to work
- Ability to collaborate and work well within a team environment
- The ability to learn quickly
- Demonstrated leadership, creative problem solving and strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to prioritise tasks, work on multiple assignments, and manage change
- Some relevant work experience (e.g. internships, summer positions, school jobs)
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