What you need to know
To qualify as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) with the CFA Institute you will be offered an employment contract with PwC and undertake a four (4) year training programme, under a five (5) year training contract. It takes three (3) years to complete the CFA Programme (3 levels of exams) and 4 years full time verified investment work experience to qualify as a Chartered Financial Analyst. Upon completion of the five (5) year period, the employment contract remains in effect.
We will sponsor your journey of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). As part of your training contract, the following expenses will be fully covered by PwC:
Tuition fees, material and examination fees (for the first attempt of each examination)
In addition to the above you will get:
Paid study leave
Unpaid study leave, upon approval
You will also enjoy benefits such as:
FlexMenu (such as FlexDay, FlexWeek, FlexPlace and many more)
Medical Insurance (optional)
Friday afternoon off
Dress for the Occasion
When to apply
The online application process commences in June each year. It is highly recommended that candidates apply one year before graduation as this scheme is very competitive.
Each year, the Employment and Training Agreement commences in September.
According to the designated College, you will participate in classroom and/or online courses for Level I, Level II and Level III.
In order to obtain the CFA membership, you must successfully complete the following:
CFA Program (3 Levels of exams)
4 years full-time verified investment work experience in one of the following PwC Departments - Lines of Service:
Investment Services - Tax & Legal
Fund Services - Tax & Legal
International Private Clients - Tax & Legal
Deals - Advisory
Risk, Compliance and Regulation - Advisory
Each Exam Level examines the same topics but at a different degree at each level. The topics covered are the following:
Ethical and Professional Standards
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning
For more information regarding the CFA qualification, please visit the CFA Institute website.
Be an undergraduate university student, in any field of study
Expect to graduate from university with a minimum grade as follows:
University of Cyprus 7,5/10
Other local Universities 3,33/4
Greek Universities 7,5/10
UK Universities 2:1 (i.e. 60-69%)
US Universities 3,33/4
Fluency in English
Fluency in Greek will be considered an advantage
Strong IT Skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills