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Core Audit

Our Audit & Assurance practice delivers to clients audit assurance, advisory and transaction advisory services. Our large UK Audit & Assurance practice covers a wide range of industries and markets, from financial services in multi-national corporations to smaller, owner-managed businesses.

What you'll be doing

Working in Audit & Assurance provides one of the finest, fastest types of business education imaginable. Alongside studying for ACA/CA qualification, as a trainee you’ll work on a succession of audits throughout the year, typically from one to six weeks in length, in different sectors and locations in the UK and abroad. You’ll deal with clients who vary enormously in their operations, controls, structure and commercial attitudes, so you’ll be able to gain a wide business knowledge.

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Great opportunities for self development

By the second and third years with the firm, you might also become involved in other challenging assignments, such as due diligence, capital reports, fraud investigations, proposals to new clients and initial public offerings.

In the early years, most Audit & Assurance trainees work on audit assurance, providing clients with quarterly, six-monthly and annual audits. A statutory requirement for most companies, an audit is an examination of financial records to ensure that accounts are ‘true and fair’ and requires an understanding of clients’ businesses, controls, accounting systems and transactions.

Swift career development

Since responsibility is given early on, your progression will be rapid. You’ll be part of a team when you first join Deloitte, and within a year or two you’ll have staff working for you. After two to three years you’ll be running jobs and managing the day-to-day client relationship.

Add value to client business

Since new techniques have freed Audit & Assurance staff to evaluate business-critical issues, the annual audit provides a client with a detailed summary of weaknesses in its financial systems and recommends solutions. This is a real opportunity for the firm to add value to clients’ businesses and an area where we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors. It’s also where you can build advisory expertise through close involvement with managers, partners and senior client staff.

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