What if we told you Tax offers one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding careers out there? Consider it, taxation mirrors the constantly evolving modern world, thus it is in constant flux, which requires our teams in Tax to adapt and apply their knowledge in new innovative ways every day. In EY our Tax Service Line deals with international taxation systems across a range of industries. Tax in EY is exactly where you want to kick-start your career.

Companies today face increasingly complex tax and regulatory changes, which means our role as trusted advisors is more important than ever. We predict how tax will evolve and how best to react to those changes. Our clients rely on our Tax team’s extraordinary understanding to best manage their assets and ensure they’re being taxed properly.

If you are passionate and possess an insatiable hunger for knowledge we want you to apply for our Graduate Programme in Tax.

Tax is divided across two sectors.

Our Financial Services Organisation (FSO) offer services to our clients in the Financial Services sector, including Global and Domestic Banks, Insurance companies, some of the world’s largest Wealth and Asset Management firms and Private Equity Houses, as well as specialist areas such as Aircraft Leasing firms and Credit Card processing. The FSO team in Ireland is directly linked to FSO in EMEIA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa & India).

Meanwhile our UK&I Tax business provides a broader, more multi-industry service offering, where EY teams work with clients from the industrial, commercial, and technology sectors. These teams work with some of the world’s largest and most important companies, across the broadest spectrum of Industries, ranging from Government Institutions to Global Tech Giants to top Fashion Houses. Our teams are constantly being challenged with new and fresh asks.

Our people are often part of internationally focused teams which mirror our clients’ global operations.  They work in borderless and highly diverse teams on a daily basis to deliver the best results for our clients.

At EY, you can build one of the best foundations for a fulfilling and truly rewarding career. For those who are insatiably curious, and look to soak up as much as they can, this is where you want to be.

In order to ensure you make the most of your time in Tax we’ve designed the Graduate Programme around you and your needs.

This Programme offers you the opportunity to enhance your skillset through real-world application. You’re not in college anymore. Your work will finally have the impact you desire. Working with colleagues and clients you will develop strong analytical skills for analysing company performance such as year-on-year sales growth by revenue stream, gross margin analysis, debtor provisioning, inventory days and gearing. You will enhance your business writing and technical skills and you will learn how to network properly, build working relationships and lead and manage projects. These skills will become the invaluable tools needed to propel you towards one day becoming a Partner, senior leader or even setting up your own company.

Over the next three and a half years training with EY to become a fully-qualified accountant, you will refine your skills and enhance your knowledge within your chosen specialism. Naturally, you will build up a network of amazing people and be exposed to all sorts of industries through your everyday work.

When you finish the Graduate Programme you will not only be a fully qualified accountant but a Chartered Tax Advisor too, with five years of business experience under your belt. 

You are joining a firm that offers world-class coaching and career development support as you pursue your professional qualifications.  While there will be a certain focus on building your technical skillset, we also want you to gain the skills needed to manage your workload and create a healthy work/life balance.  The Graduate Programme is your career incubator. Quite simply, it’s the perfect foundation to launch your career.

There’s more to working at EY than a competitive salary and ergonomically designed swivel chairs. There’s also a whole host of goodies, that we call rewards and benefits.   FlexEy is our flexible benefits scheme that allows you to take control of your benefits package and tailor it to suit your lifestyle and personal circumstances.  Below are just a selection of the rewards and benefits we offer:

  • Free Gym Membership
  • 2 CSR days
  • Bonus scheme
  • Overtime
  • Pension Contribution
  • Ability to buy up to 5 extra days holidays
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Employee Referral Programme
  • Recognition awards
  • Travel Pass
  • Bike to work
  • Graduation Day paid leave

Tax trainees will pursue their AITI professional qualification with the Associateship of the Irish Taxation Institution whilst also having the opportunity to pursue their ACA Professional Qualifications with the Chartered Accountants Ireland as well.


  • Year1 – CAP1
  • Year 2 – CAP2

AITI - ACA qualification provides you with an exemption for the AITI Part 1

  • Year 4 – Part 2

ACCA Qualifications are also available.

While you will direct your own learning, we also offer an internal exam support curriculum to assist you in preparing for and passing your exams the first time - we call it FacultEY. This support is offered as an additional resource, on top of that already offered by the education provider, the Chartered Accountants for Ireland (CAI). It will help you to recognise the links between exam and workplace learning and advise you on when and how you should focus your study time coming up to exams. You will have internal and external lecturers on hand to offer advice as we deliver a ‘best in class’ professional education experience.

The study leave provided by EY is well in excess of that recommended by the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) so you should have no bother passing your exam first time:

Accountancy Exams 

Tax Exams