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Irish Tax Institute scholarship

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  • 1. Third-Level Scholarship Programme Helping students to attend third–level and pursue an exciting career in tax afterwards. WIN  Financial support to help fund third- level living expenses and related costs  A place on the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme after the degree  Guidance during the job-seeking process  Mentoring and support from the Irish Tax Institutethird_3rd_levelscholarship.indd 1 09/01/2013 16:25:15
  • 2. Steps to Scholarship An Exciting Future in Tax 1. Your Guidance Counsellor will be required to put forward There is only one group of expert tax professionals whose the best candidate(s) and register interest with the job it is to advise chief executives, financial controllers, Institute; giving a list of eligible students by 28 February managing directors, small and medium business owners, 2013. and private individuals on the important commercial and 2. The Institute will then issue the required amount life decisions they are about to make. That is the job of of application forms to the school; which must be AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA), many of whom work completed in full and returned to the Institute by 29 at the centre of the corporate world, holding senior March 2013. These should be accompanied by: positions in Irish firms and global corporations. a. A 300-word profile from the student as to why they think they should receive the Scholarship; Tax is a dynamic and fast-paced career. The constantly and evolving nature of tax legislation in Ireland, the EU and b. A recommendation letter from the Guidance internationally means the legal, taxation and commercial Counsellor or other relevant school personnel implications of a transaction can rapidly change. (such as the Principal or Vice-Principal). 3. Once students receive their Leaving Certificate results, A Variety of Roles they must notify the Institute of their results. AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) can find themselves in 4. The Irish Tax Institute Scholarship Committee will assess a senior position within a major multinational in Ireland, the applications and shortlist a number of candidates. overseas in a professional services firm, advising owners Interviews will take place in September 2013. of an Irish-owned family business, or in a firm advising 5. Following the interviews, the successful candidate will private individuals and investors on key decisions. receive his or her award and will be officially presented AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) can work in many with his or her Scholarship at the Irish Tax Institute environments: conferring ceremony in 2013. „„ Throughout the corporate world in multinationals and Rules of the Scholarship major companies „„ Candidates must have legal entitlement to remain in „„ Accountancy firms Ireland and be eligible to remain for the duration of their „„ Legal firms studies and provide proof thereof. „„ Tax consultancy practices „„ Candidates must be available to attend an interview at „„ Financial services sector the designated time. „„ Government and public sector (Revenue, policy bodies) „„ The scholarship cannot be deferred. „„ It is expected that the Scholar would complete the proposed course within the normal time‑frame. Laura Quinn „„ Canvassing by or on behalf of a candidate will result in „„ Head of Tax EMEA disqualification. „„ StanleyBlack&Decker „„ The Scholarship Committee’s decision will be final, „„ Dublin and the Committee will not be able to enter into „„ Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & correspondence or discussion with unsuccessful candidates. Finance „„ Applications must be received by post 5.00 pm on the Grace Brennan closing date, 29 March 2013. Late applications will not be accepted an incomplete applications will be „„ Tax Manager ineligible. „„ KPMG „„ The awarding of the scholarship shall be reviewed on „„ Dublin a yearly basis and should the Scholar fail to reach the „„ Bachelor of Business and Legal standards expected and/or engage in behaviour contrary Studies to that expected of an individual in their position, the Scholar may not receive funding for subsequent years. Ronan Ferry „„ Senior Tax Manager Details of shortlisting, interview process, winner „„ PwC notification, and the rules of the Scholarship are available „„ Dublin on our website www.taxinstitute.ie. As a precondition of submitting applications, it is understood that all applicants „„ Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & have read and agreed to the terms and conditions as outlined on our website. Financethird_3rd_levelscholarship.indd 2 09/01/2013 16:25:20
  • 3. Competition Details What is the Irish Tax Institute „ the candidate’s motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to completing this Scholarship Third-Level Scholarship Programme and to pursuing a career in taxation; Programme? „ proven academic record showing the candidate’s The Irish Tax Institute Third-Level Scholarship Programme ability to successfully complete a relevant third-level is an opportunity for a student to receive some financial undergraduate degree and the AITI qualification; assistance through third-level education and on to the „ the candidate’s requirement for financial support to AITI programme to begin a career as an AITI Chartered progress on to third-level education after completion Tax Adviser (CTA). If a student aspires to a dynamic of the Leaving Certificate; profession, one which offers top-level opportunities in „ the candidate’s suitability in terms of skills and business and industry, but requires financial support to personal qualities demonstrated in the application progress to third-level, then our Scholarship programme form and interview process; and offers an ideal opportunity for him or her to pursue a „ the ability to achieve 420 points in the Leaving career in tax. Certificate, notification and supporting documentation of which must be sent to the Irish Tax Institute. Who is eligible to apply? Leaving Certificate students in the Republic of Ireland who are interested in a career in taxation but who require What will the Scholarship cover? The Irish Tax Institute Third-Level Scholarship Programme financial support to progress to third-level can apply for will (subject to the Rules of the Scholarship) provide an the Scholarship. award towards living expenses and books. This amount Applicants must: will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the „ be nominated by the school guidance counsellor, Scholarship Committee. This will be paid to the Scholar on Principal or teacher with an accompanying reference; a monthly basis from October to May. The amount of the „ feel that they will be able to achieve at least 420 Scholarship will be decided by the judging panel and their points in the Leaving Certificate; decision is final. „ be interested in studying a relevant third-level On completion of the third-level undergraduate degree, undergraduate degree (business, legal or other the Scholarship will cover the costs of the AITI Chartered relevant discipline); and Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification. „ be motivated, enthusiastic students who are committed to entering into the exciting and dynamic Support for the Scholar world of taxation. The Scholar will be provided with a mentor from the Irish Mature students who are applying to study a relevant Tax Institute to provide support to them throughout qualification may also apply. their time in the Scholarship Programme. The Scholar will On completion of his or her relevant third-level also be required to maintain regular contact with their undergraduate degree the Scholar is expected to proceed mentor and the Institute throughout the years of the to complete the three-year part-time Associateship of Scholarship and to participate in events associated with the Irish Tax Institute (AITI) programme in the appropriate the Scholarship and promotion of the career of the AITI timescale, qualifying as an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). (CTA). How will candidates be selected? The Irish Tax Institute Scholarship Committee, comprising of education and taxation experts associated with ) (CTA iser AITI CharteredxTaxITI Ch r (CTA) A Advise the Institute, will undertake the selection process. rt Adv Tax interna in ta th standard e tax rd artin ered the standa tional golde internat red Tax Adv AITI Cha tional gold ional go iser (C TA) The decision including the level of financial assistance ld stan te in rna da rd in ta the x awarded is final and the Institute will not enter into negotiation following the announcement of the winner. All applications will be reviewed by the committee and evaluated according to the following criteria:third_3rd_levelscholarship.indd 3 09/01/2013 16:25:41
  • 4. Success Stories About the Institute The Irish Tax Institute is the leading representative and educational body for Ireland’s AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) and is the only professional body exclusively dedicated to tax. Our members provide tax expertise to thousands of businesses, multinationals and individuals in Ireland and internationally. In addition many hold senior roles within professional service firms, global companies, Jessica Hayes, inaugural Third-Level Scholarship winner 2007 Government, Revenue and state bodies.   “I have finished my degree in the University of Limerick. It’s hard to The Institute is the leading provider of believe where those four years have gone. I graduated with a BA in Law tax qualifications in Ireland, educating the finest minds in tax and business for over and Accounting and am very lucky to have started a 3.5 year training thirty years. Our AITI Chartered Tax Adviser contract with KPMG’s tax department. The support and guidance that I (CTA) qualification is the gold standard have received from the Irish Tax Institute has been of significant benefit in tax education and is renowned for its to me throughout the four years. I look forward to completing the AITI professional rigour and depth. The Institute Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification over the coming years.” also continues to promote the highest standards throughout the careers of AITI Chartered Tax Advisers (CTA) through our expert-led professional development programme. A respected body on tax policy and administration, the Institute engages at the most senior levels across Government, business and state organisations. Representing the views and expertise of our members, we play an important role in the fiscal and tax administrative discussions and decisions in Ireland and in the EU. Contact Details: Third-Level Scholarship Programme, Scholarship winner Lisa Mangan, a former pupil of Ard Scoil na Deise in Irish Tax Institute, Waterford, is pictured here receiving the Scholarship from Olivia Lynch, Longboat Quay, Irish Tax Institute, Past President. Lisa is currently in her final year of Grand Canal Harbour, undergraduate studies in University College Cork and completed a work Dublin 2 Tel.: +353 1 663 1700 placement with the tax department in Deloitte last year. Fax: +353 1 668 8387 E-mail: scholarship@taxinstitute.ie Website: www.taxinstitute.ie www.taxinstitute.iethird_3rd_levelscholarship.indd 4 09/01/2013 16:25:46