Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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FAQs - ACA/ACCA Professional Training Schemes

1.  I do not have an accounting background. Am I eligible to apply for one of PwC’s Professional Training Schemes (ACA/ACCA)?Yes, you are eligible to apply if you hold an undergraduate degree from any field of study and meet the minimum entry requirements.

2. Do I need to have a postgraduate degree in order to apply for one of PwC’s Professional Training Schemes (ACA/ACCA)? 
No, you do NOT need to have a postgraduate degree in order to apply for one of PwC’s Professional Training Schemes (ACA/ACCA). The requirement is an undergraduate degree in any field of study.

3. I do not meet the minimum entry requirements for PwC’s Professional Training Schemes. What are my options?In case you do not meet the minimum entry requirements, unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for our Professional Training Schemes. However, you have the following options:
Apply for our ACCA Student Scheme. More information about our ACCA Student Scheme can be found here (LINK) 
Apply for our ACCA Student Scheme. More information about our ACCA Student Scheme can be found here (LINK)  

4. I am currently studying towards the ACCA Professional Qualification on my own. Can I continue my studies and at the same time work at PwC? 
In case you have already started the ACCA Professional Qualification on your own, you can apply for our ACCA Student Scheme. More information about our ACCA Student Scheme can be found here (LINK)

5. I am a non-EU citizen. Can I still apply for one of PwC’s Professional Training Schemes (ACA/ACCA)?
If you are a non-EU citizen, you can still apply  for one of PwC’s Professional Training Schemes (ACA/ACCA). Your employment will be subject to obtaining a work permit for you. 

6. In which town offices can I apply?
You can apply for a Professional Training Scheme (ACA/ACCA) in our Nicosia and Limassol offices.

7. In which Lines of Service are ACA/ACCA trainees employed?Trainees (ACA/ACCA) are employed in our Assurance, Tax and Legal and Advisory Lines of Service.

8. What are the differences between the ACA and the ACCA Professional Qualification?

ACA

ACCA

  • 3-year training scheme
  • 3-year training scheme
  • 5-year training contract with PwC
  • 5-year training contract with PwC
  • Same career progression
  • Same career progression
  • Same remuneration and benefits
  • Same remuneration and benefits
  • 15 examinations
  • 13 examinations
  • Block-Release programme
    (i.e. when you are at work
     you are not at college
    and vice-versa)
  • Afternoon classes after work or weekend classes
  • Maximum 12 exemptions from examinations
  • Maximum 9 exemptions from examinations


9. How can I find out if I am exempted from any ACA/ACCA examinations? 

In order to find out if you are exempted from any ACA/ACCA examinations you may visit the following links:

For the ACA Professional Qualification: www.icaew.com/cpl

For the ACCA Professional Qualification: www.accaglobal.com

 

10. Can I postpone my entry for a year?

In case you have an offer but either decide to continue your academic studies with a postgraduate degree or cannot accept our offer for any other extenuating circumstances, we can consider postponing your offer for next year’s trainee intake.

If you have any queries after reading this section, please contact our Human Capital professionals through email at cy_careers@pwc.com or call at +357-22555000.

FAQs - CFA Professional Training Scheme

1. I do not have a background in finance. Am I eligible to apply for PwC’s CFA Professional Training Scheme?

Yes, you are eligible to apply if you hold an undergraduate degree from any field of study and meet the minimum entry requirements. 

2. Do I need to have a postgraduate degree in order to apply for PwC’s CFA Professional Training Scheme?

No, you do NOT need to have a postgraduate degree in order to apply for PwC’s CFA Professional Training Scheme. The requirement is an undergraduate degree in any field of study.

3. I am currently studying towards the CFA Qualification on my own. Can I continue my studies and at the same time work at PwC? 

PwC’s CFA Professional Training Scheme is offered to graduate-level applicants who have not yet initiated the CFA Professional Qualification. However, you may apply for one of our experienced professional careers and continue the CFA qualification on your own, by financing your studies. In such a case, you will be provided with paid study leave on the day of your exam for the 1st attempt. 

4. I already have verified investment work experience. Can I apply for PwC’s CFA Professional Training Scheme?

Provided that your investment work experience is verified by the CFA, PwC will consider your case for joining our CFA Professional Training Scheme.

5. In which town offices can I apply?

You can apply for the CFA Professional Training Scheme in our Nicosia office.

6. Can I postpone my entry for a year?

In case you have an offer but you either decide to continue your academic studies with a postgraduate degree or cannot accept our offer for any other special reason, we can consider postponing your offer for next year’s trainee intake.

7. Can I choose my preferred tuition provider/College to complete the CFA exams?

Once you are employed by PwC, the firm will guide you on which College to register at, in order to receive the relevant information, tuition, materials, and study guide.

If you have any queries after reading this section, please contact our Human Capital professionals through email at cy_careers@pwc.com or call at +357-22555000.

 

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