Why a Career in Risk Advisory?

At Deloitte, we understand that risk is a source of competitive advantage. By managing risk more effectively, organisations unleash their full potential, creating and protecting value for stakeholders, and making a lasting impact on the business.

Meet Niamh from Risk Advisory

What is Risk Advisory?

Deloitte is the leading provider of Risk Advisory services, and offers the
opportunity to be involved with a wide array of high profile projects across
all sectors - from Financial Services (incl. Banking and Capital Markets,
Insurance, Investment Management) and Consumer & Technology Business to Government & Public Sector organisations.

At Deloitte, we believe that Risk Powers Performance, and as an incoming graduate or intern, 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 work with our global network to share ideas and take advantage of new technology to understand and resolve issues.

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:

Accounting and Internal Controls (AIC)

Focusing 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.

Cyber and Strategic Risk (CSR)

Focusing on tackling enterprise-level risks through their lifecycle, and the risks associated with the reliability and protection of data and associated processes and technology. Examples of services include Cyber Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability.

Regulatory and Legal Support (RLS) 

Helping our clients manage regulatory compliance, enforcement actions, litigation, disputes, financial crime, and other investigation related matters. Examples of services include Regulatory and Compliance, Financial Risk/Prudential Risk Management and Financial Crime.

Accounting and Internal Controls 

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

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland qualification (ACA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); Professional Qualification - Certified Information Systems Auditor Qualification (CISA)

Cyber and Strategic Risk 

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

  • The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC) - Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) 
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)
  • The Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) Professional Certificate and/or Diploma in Compliance

Regulatory and Legal Support 

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

  • The Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI) Professional Certificate and/or Diploma in Compliance
  • Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Course (PPC1&2) 
  • The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
  • Financial Risk Manager Examinations (FRM)

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.

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.

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.

Upon joining as a graduate in Risk Advisory, you can expect the following:

  • 21 days annual leave rising with service plus 1 additional Deloitte Day (22 days total)
  • Compressed working week. 2pm finish on Fridays 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

Hear more from our people within Risk Advisory

Niamh Byrne - Associate, Internal Audit

Arushi Doshi - Consultant, Cyber Risk 

Zach Kelly - Associate, Internal Audit 

Jonathan McMillan - Associate, Internal Audit

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