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Audit Graduate Scheme - Birmingham & Reading

Do you have an interest in business and finance? Are you looking for a graduate role that provides funding and support for all of your professional qualifications? Would you like to have an in-depth understanding of many industry sectors and be given huge exposure to the world of finance? One of the Big 4 professional services firms are looking for final year students and graduates from all degree backgrounds to apply for their audit graduate scheme in Reading and Birmingham…

You will be hugely supported throughout your time at the company by excellent female role models (including a female CEO), various women’s networks and personal development. The firm is committed to elevating and empowering women in business, hosting the ‘Women’s Leadership Summit’ annual event that brings together the next generation of women leaders!

You can be from any degree background to apply for this scheme, however you MUST be on track for or achieved a 2.1! 

Who is the company?

  • Our client, 1 of the Big 4 professional services companies, is one of the largest providers of audit services in the world 
  • As a top 20 graduate employer with around 200,000 employees operating across 150 countries, their expertise ensures they are constantly adding value for their clients
  • Why Birmingham? The largest office in the UK outside London, Birmingham is famous for its spectacular views, booming nightlife and cultural diversity
  • Why Reading? Only a 30 minute commute from London, the city of Reading boasts huge shopping centres, beautiful green spaces and many festivals throughout the year
  • Many benefits are offered, including lunch allowance, ipad and bike schemes, travel insurance and various corporate discounts

What is the role?

  • Audit involves getting to know different businesses in depth to ensure that their accounts are fair and true 
  • Auditors are trusted, independent advisors who look into a firm's accounts and history, and play a key role in providing the confidence that business and society demand
  • Audit is essential to the effective allocation of capital around the globe

Day to day activities will include: 

  • Looking at a company’s cash balance record and checking it agrees with the record of the bank
  • Looking at the number of fixed assets owned by a business and working out how much their stock is actually worth

Why should you apply?

  • Working in audit will equip you with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of many different industry sectors
  • You will have the opportunity to train to become a Chartered Accountant, with all qualifications fully funded and supported (ACA)
  • You will be working with a rich variety of clients to inspire and develop your potential
  • You will have access to an extensive internal training programme geared towards your personal development, resulting in rapid career progression
  • You will have the opportunity to travel to visit clients both nationally and internationally
  • Each department has their own social committee that hold regular social events
  • You will be joining a Top 20 graduate employer with some of the world’s leading graduate programmes 

Who is best suited to this role?

  • You must have achieved or be on track for a 2:1 in ANY degree subject
  • You must have an interest in business and finance
  • The firm is particularly welcoming female applications for this scheme

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