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The Guardian UK 300: top accounting and financial management employers

…as voted for by students and graduates

The Guardian UK 300 is the largest and most comprehensive annual survey of student opinion on graduate careers and employers. The survey determines not only the most popular 300 graduate employers in the UK overall, but also the most popular graduate employers in a range of career sectors, including media and advertising.

The top graduate employers for accounting are listed in the table below. The top five employers remain the same as last year – PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, EY and Grant Thornton. RSM has risen two places to sixth, while the National Audit Office and BDO have both dropped one place.

Students interested in accounting…

  • engaged often in social/ political extracurricular activities (75%)
  • expected to earn an average income of £25,205
  • voted careers fairs as their preferred way of engaging with recruiters.*

*Statistics have been rounded.

In 2016, over 52,000 undergraduates took part in the trendence Graduate Barometer.

1

PwC

Last year: 1

Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

Accountancy and financial management, Law solicitors, Management consulting, Public service, charity and social work

same

Last year: 2

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

same
3

KPMG

Last year: 3

Accountancy and financial management, Management consulting

same
4

EY

Last year: 4

Accountancy and financial management, IT and technology

same
5

Grant Thornton

Last year: 5

Accountancy and financial management

same
6

RSM

Last year: 7

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance

up
7

National Audit Office

Last year: 6

Public service, charity and social work

down
8

BDO

Last year: 7

Accountancy and financial management, Financial services and insurance

down
 

View related sector lists: Top investment banking and investment graduate employers and Top banking, insurance and financial services graduate employers

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