Why a Career in Risk Advisory?

Building a career at Deloitte builds your future as a risk professional and gives you the opportunity to work with some of the biggest companies not only in Ireland but across the globe. At Deloitte we believe that risks powers performance, a view shared by many of our clients who view their risk functions as a key strategic partner within the organisation.

Risk is a source of competitive advantage and by managing risk more effectively, organisations unleash their full potential, creating and protecting value for stakeholders, and making a lasting impact on the business.

Why choose a career in Risk Advisory

What is Risk Advisory?

Deloitte is the leading provider of Risk Advisory services and offers the opportunity to be involved in high profile projects across all sectors including Financial Services, Insurance, Banking & Funds, Consumer & Technology Business, and Government, Public and non-State organisations.
We offer services designed to understand IT and business risks, determine acceptable exposure levels, implement controls, and provide follow-up and constant monitoring in the risk environment. We also advises clients on their regulatory and privacy strategies and managing compliance in stringent regulatory environments.
You will work with organisations to identify, manage and prepare for risk, develop strategies to minimise risk and react quickly and confidently when faced with an issue or crisis. You will have access to our global network to share ideas and take advantage of new technology to understand and resolve issues.


Department breakdown

Our Irish team is home to a diverse and multi-disciplinary range of employees, skill-sets and specialisations. You can join a team that offers variety specialising in a number of different areas:

Operational Risk

Operational Risk at Deloitte helps organisations transform the ways they leverage people, third-party relationships, technology, data, business processes, and controls to manage operational risks and elevate business performance. Developing integrated, strategically-aligned operational risk management solutions allow organisations to make optimised business decisions.

Strategic & Reputation Risk

Strategic & Reputation Risk at Deloitte helps organisations make risk-informed strategic choices and respond to disruptions to grow their business and protect their reputation. C-suite and boards need the right insights, best-in-class corporate governance, and a risk culture aimed at driving value.

Cyber Risk

Our Cyber Risk team at Deloitte helps organisations prevent cyberattacks and protect valuable assets. We believe in being secure, vigilant, and resilient—not only by looking at how to prevent and respond to attacks, but at how to manage cyber risk in a way that allows you to unleash new opportunities. Embed cyber risk at the start of strategy development for more effective management of information and technology risks.

Regulatory Risk

Our Regulatory Risk team at Deloitte helps organisations anticipate and adapt to changes in the regulatory environment, and build better programs and controls to address the wide variety of regulations and regulatory risks. We work with clients and regulators on effective remediation in response to compliance events.

Financial Risk 

Our Financial Risk team at Deloitte helps organisations across the full lifecycle of financial transactions. From governance and processes to technology and reporting, our services can enhance transparency, efficiency, compliance, and financial integrity.

Data Analytics

Our Data Analytics team at Deloitte assists clients with applying data analytic techniques to increase an organisation’s capacity to anticipate risk and maximise business opportunities through data driven insights. Deloitte’s deep and thorough understanding of underlying risk and control issues, combined with our knowledge of technology and analytic skills, uniquely helps us to identify high priority risk areas in our clients businesses and explore those risks using data analytics.

Data Privacy

Our Data Privacy team at Deloitte helps organisations identify, understand and manage the risks associated with one of their key assets – personal data. We provide advice on all aspects of data privacy to some of the largest organisations across Ireland, and globally. We work with organisations to help navigate the myriad of privacy challenges presented by changing regulation against a backdrop of constant technology advancement and innovation.


Learning and development

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.

Read more about our learning approach, exam success and exam support at Deloitte.

Paths to qualification

Risk Advisory associates and analysts complete their professional examinations during their Deloitte training contract. Professional examinations and paths to qualification include:

Operational Risk

Associates within Operational Risk (Internal Audit) will study for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland qualification (ACA) with the benefit of financial and operational Risk Advisory audit experience.

There are a small number of additional qualifications available to Operational Risk associates with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Data Privacy and Cyber Risk

Analysts within our Risk Advisory Technology service lines have the opportunity to study for a range of professional qualifications including:

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Professional Qualification - Certified Information Systems Auditor Qualification (CISA)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC) - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)

Regulatory Risk

We have opportunities available within Regulatory Risk for associates interested in the following professional pathways:

  • The Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) Professional Certificate and/or Diploma in Compliance.

We also offer the opportunity complete the Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Course (PPC1&2) to become a Solicitor.

Financial Risk:

We have opportunities available within Financial Risk for associates interested in the following professional pathways:  

  • The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • Financial Risk Manager Examinations (FRM)

Professional Education

The firm is committed to supporting students through their course of study and subsequent admittance to the professional body not only by providing the competencies through the Risk Advisory work but also fully supporting this course of study through our Professional Education support programme. This provides a mixture of study leave, tutorials, mock exams and additional internal support mechanisms such as our exam hotline.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Applications are encouraged from all academic disciplines, including accounting, business, law, science, technology, engineering, maths, amongst others. Other requirements include:

  • Achieved or are currently on target for a 2.1 honours degree or higher
  • 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)


We offer competitive reward packages and a variety of benefits. The firm also offers a number of wellbeing programmes to reflect the balance of priorities in our people’s lives.

  • 21 days annual leave rising with service plus 1 additional Deloitte Day (22 days total)
  • Compressed working week. 2pm finish on Friday’s during June, July and August
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Pension plan
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Graduation leave
  • Advanced learning and development programmes
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Tax saver travel pass
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Annual Corporate Responsibility Impact Day
  • Deloitte Unplugged programme
  • Corporate deals and discounts


Read more about life at Deloitte.

Hear more from our people within Risk Advisory

Niamh Byrne - Associate, Internal Audit

Arushi Doshi - Analyst, Cyber Risk 

Zach Kelly - Associate, Internal Audit 

Jonathan McMillan - Associate, Internal Audit

Alison Hall - Senior Consultant, Operational Risk - Assurance 

Conor Quinn - Assistant Manager, Cyber Risk