PwC Apprenticeship Opportunity: School Leaver, Accounting Technician, Operate, Belfast, Autumn 2024

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Finance Solutions
Our Finance Managed Services team is a team of finance professionals who run the finance functions of our client’s businesses. We partner with our clients bringing our best practice and technology to help minimise the burden on their organisation. Our team of qualified and trainee accountants at all grades is based in Belfast, and we work with a range of UK and global clients across various industries, providing essential functions, supporting systems and processes and generating the business’ accounts and reports.

Our School and College Leaver programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while studying towards qualifications that will give you a head start in your career. You’ll earn a competitive salary and receive coaching from our people, who are experts in their field. At the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials.


What you’ll do

Life in Operate is fast-paced and client-focused. It’s also highly rewarding, giving you the chance to work with some of the biggest global brands and develop yourself through our unique skills academy. If you’re a natural problem solver, capable of using your judgement to help our clients stay on the right side of regulation, this could be the role for you.

In Finance Solutions you’ll:
– Play a key role in running the accounting and finance functions of our client’ organisations as part of our Finance Managed Services team.
– Get experience across all aspects of accounting, including transactional posting, producing monthly management accounts and information, including, bank reconciliations, VAT, – PAYE, month end accounting and regularly liaising with your clients.
– Get the opportunity to work on a range of businesses operating across various industries, including hospitality, IT, financial services, and retail.
– Apply what you’re learning in your professional studies in a real-life environment, supported by your team members.
We’ll provide professional development and on the job training which will complement your studies towards your accounting qualification. You’ll work on a range of SME and innovative start-up companies operating across a broad range of industries.

What you’ll gain

In your first two years in Finance Solutions, you’ll study towards the Accounting Technician qualification from Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI), with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

Through this you’ll develop your understanding of accounting and business while also developing technical, finance and taxation skills that you’ll apply to your day-to-day work. On completion of the ATI qualification many of our team members progress onto complete the Chartered Accountants Ireland Qualification over the following three years.



What you’ll need

Minimum requirements are 112 UCAS tariff from up to three full A-Levels or equivalent (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking), and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics.

Exams must have been taken in the same sitting and resits are accepted only where modules or papers have been retaken in the same academic year. If you have any extenuating circumstances related to your exam marks or the sequencing of your exams, please declare this on your application and this will be considered as we review your application.


When to apply

Once you have submitted your application you’ll have seven days to complete the online test, this is the first stage of our recruitment process.

Assessment centres for this role will take place between 18 December 2023 – 28 January 2024 or 19 February – 4 March 2024. We expect to be able to give you at least a week’s notice to attend.

Applications for this role may close early should we receive a high volume of interest so we recommend prompt application to avoid disappointment.



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