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Financial Services Graduate

Job Title: Financial Services Graduate
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: Bristol
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Salary: 20000 - 22000
Reference: 6580
Contact Name: Early in Career Team
Job Published: July 23, 2018 12:14

Job Description

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.

Our dedicated financial services group provides services to clients varying from large international financial institutions to AIM listed companies, new entrants and innovative challenger brands across the full spectrum of the financial services industry including:

  • Banking and alternative finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management and Funds

 

Business Area Overview

  • Be an important part of the audit 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
  • 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

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 candidate’s who poses strengths which are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making