Audit Graduate - London Audit Group - Audit International

Job Title: Audit Graduate - London Audit Group - Audit International
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 7744
Contact Name: BDO Early In Career
Job Published: March 06, 2019 13:43

Job Description

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.


An Audit Trainee will form part of the International Team and will work both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. There will be a need for international travel of up to 10 – 12 weeks overseas. They will be expected to study for and complete the accounting qualification over the 3 year period, and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the audit group.


Business Area 

  • Client base is large multi-national corporations across various sectors, including Consumer Markets, Technology & Media, Manufacturing and Professional Services

  • Travel to overseas jurisdictions such as Dubai, Singapore and America to undertake the audit fieldwork, overseas travel requirements will be up to 10 – 12 weeks

  • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given.

  • Understanding and documenting client systems environments relevant to the audited financial statements

  • Identifying and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of client controls for managing risks around information security, change management, computer operations, and system design and development

  • 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 Executive 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 Executive 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.



In line with our 2017 Trainee Programme entry requirements for our Graduate Programme 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 unable to sponsor you if you require a working visa for this role