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BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy. We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed. BDO LLP operates in 17 offices across the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £428m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $8.1bn. BDO gives trainees all the training they need to attain their professional qualifications, along with extensive practical experience that includes on-site client work. The firm provides constant support to help you achieve your potential. 'Achieving My Potential’ is BDO’s organisational framework. It is made up of 4 key elements – core competencies, technical competencies, values and attitude. In essence, what you do and how you do it. Overview Working in Audit means much more than just analysing numbers, we really get to know our clients by building close relationships with key individuals there in order to help them and their investors to better understand their financial performance, business systems, culture and the risks they face and then to provide crucial advice to them in these areas. Our structured programme will help you to develop your career in whichever direction it takes by supporting you to study for your professional qualifications whilst working in different industry sectors and locations in the UK and abroad. You will work as a part of a team, all of whom will be highly supportive, and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise together as well. Many people choose to specialise in an industry sector, perhaps even gaining a reputation as a leading expert in their field, or alternatively choose to become a generalist usually in one of our regional office, looking after clients across a range of sectors. As a Trainee Auditor your Programme is a 3 year structured programme around working and studying. You will study towards an appropriate qualification, usually either the ACA (from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) or the CA (from ICAS) in Scotland. An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for and complete your accounting qualification over the 3 year period, and will be supported, developed and supervised by Senior Members of the Audit Group. As a Trainee Auditor you will study towards an appropriate qualification, usually either the ACA (from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) or the CA (from ICAS) in Scotland. There may well be other qualifications you can obtain along the way. This is dependent on your business stream and may be subject to change. Audit contains many different streams and, if successful, you could be working across some or all of our areas of specialism in the regional office(s). We aim to accommodate your first or second preference for office location but this will depend on demand and business needs. Business Area Overview You will assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given. Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records. Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions. Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence. Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the Senior or Manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget. Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Audit Manager. Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to your Senior or Manager. Build strong relationships with new and established clients. Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group. Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group. Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office. Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities. Requirements Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent): A minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline; 3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects A*- C at GCSE in Maths & English Language We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strengths which are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and Others & Decision Making.
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We are looking to recruit graduates for our September & April intake. Our people are key to our success. We want to recruit and retain the very best, so every year we look for five to six top-quality graduates who wish to train as chartered accountants. We offer the quality and benefits of a large firm in a smaller environment where there is more opportunity to use your initiative and gain responsibility early on. We provide wide-ranging work experience in fields including investigation litigation support, business planning, financial modelling, tax planning, audit and general business advice. As a trainee, you will have the opportunity to deal with everything from an entrepreneur just setting up a business, to a large established company. Our clients include high street names such as Wimpy and GBK, AIM-listed companies, film distributors, retailers and travel firms. We also specialise in working with hedge fund managers regulated by the FCA. Our audit assignments are typically completed within two weeks, so our trainees gain experience in a much wider variety of businesses than those at the Big Four, where a single job might last six months. Because we place so much importance on people, our starting salaries are at the top end of the market – currently £27,000 p.a. We welcome applications from graduates of any discipline with a consistent record of achievement including at least 136 UCAS points (old system 340 UCAS points) from three A levels or 36 IB points. We are looking for strong communication and analytical skills and a willingness to contribute both to the work itself and to the collaborative atmosphere of the firm. To apply, you’ll need to complete our online application form. You can save the details and revisit the form at any point before submitting your final application.
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Dixon Wilson is a leading accountancy firm, specialising in providing accountancy, tax advice and strategy planning to private clients, companies, entrepreneurs and their businesses. We currently have vacancies within our London and Paris offices. We offer a three-year training contract, with an interesting mix of assignments. You will receive support from external tutors, who provide training designed to enable our students to pass the prestigious ACA examinations, first time. We also provide in-house training designed to help students on a wider range of soft skills and management topics. Qualifications Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline and 300 UCAS points. To work in the Paris office, applicants should have strong French language skills (oral and written) and must be able to demonstrate a strong desire to live and work in Paris. Please click here to apply.
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If you are interested in becoming an ICAEW Campus Ambassador visit our website where you can hear from previous campus ambassador and advice they give when applying. To apply please email a copy of your current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a video no longer than 1 minute, which can be done on your phone. Tell us about yourself and why you would like the role. Please title your email "ICAEW Ambassador Application: [Name of your University]." Closing Date: Friday 26 April 2019 PLEASE NOTE: We not recruiting for Campus Ambassadors roles at the following universities; Bournemouth; Chester; East Anglia; Keele; Kings College London; Liverpool John Moores; London Metropolitan; Loughborough; Queen Mary London and Warwick.
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