Audit Internship

Job Title: Audit Internship
Contract Type: Work Experience & Placements
Location: Leeds
Reference: 6730
Job Published: May 09, 2018 17:37

Job Description

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.  

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.

Our Summer Internship programme is designed for those in their penultimate year with an opportunity to experience life and work at BDO in a stream and location of their choice. The internship also provides you with the opportunity to secure a place on our graduate programme.

You will be given a useful insight into our business and will be given a real taste of life at the heart of the firm, working on interesting projects alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals. 

As the internships can be a spring board into a full time career with us, it is important that all candidates can demonstrate an understanding of the role and the attributing professional qualifications.

Our internship programme lasts six weeks – running from mid-July to late August each year – and provides you with an opportunity to experience real client work while developing employability skills including team work, communication and commercial awareness.  You will receive a comprehensive induction at the start which enables you to network with peers and colleagues.

Business Area Overview
You will be exposed to a range of different clients in different sectors, BDO Partners and Managers 

•You will network with other interns - through social and internal events 

•Graduate trainees will provide you with insights on career prospects as well as give you guidance  

•You will work on a specific project – the project you undertake will really make a business difference