Audit Graduate

Job Title: Audit Graduate
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Guernsey
Salary: 19000 - 24000
Reference: 6557
Job Published: May 02, 2018 15:12

Job Description

As auditors, we look to see if the client’s statements about their financial position are true, fair and accurate. We work closely with their finance team and other key people to get to know their business well and understand the risks they face. Then we can identify any weaknesses in their financial statements, business systems or culture, and so advise them on suitable solutions.

Being a BDO auditor means variety. You get to work on a range of different organisations, with each day bringing new challenges. A lot of it takes place at the client’s premises, which is a great way to absorb the atmosphere of the business and get a sense of its culture, how the people like to work and what motivates them to perform – all of which are major factors in the health of a business. As auditors we also like to build long-term relationships with our clients, getting to know them and their business really well. By doing this, you’ll find you can more readily spot potential problems, often before they arise. You are part of our team from day one, playing active roles in assignments and contributing in many areas. As you learn new skills via first-hand experience, you can get support whenever you need it from your senior team mates.

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.

Business Area Overview
Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given. Prepare analysis of accounting data from clients 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 Senior or 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 the Audit 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. Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities.