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Professional opportunities in Corporate Audit
Day by day it seems, new regulatory and compliance orders hit the statute books, multiplying the workload and responsibilities of corporate directors to an unprecedented degree. This is why Audit at Deloitte has such a wide remit. It not only deals with reporting on the financial state of affairs of a client’s business, it also deals with the risk elements of the business, uncovering exposure to external and internal threats, compliance with statutory regulations, and putting in place the controls a business now needs to maintain its edge in an increasingly competitive market place.
Because Audit plays such a pivotal role in the firm’s business operations, there is wealth of opportunity for newly qualified and more experienced people. You can choose to join a specific industry team via our firm’s core industry-focused practice areas, or you might prefer to choose a particular office location from which to work, in which case you’ll find out all you need to know by reviewing each of our offices.
Our Consumer Business practice is a virtual industry group comprising of over 1,000 affiliated people drawn from across our four key service lines of Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance and Consulting. The fastest growing industry group at Deloitte, the practice generates £165m per annum (excluding the THL sector).
We have staff based in 22 offices nationwide – at a global level we are the firm's second largest industry group. Our specialist teams focus on providing multi-disciplinary industry-specific solutions to address the major issues facing many of the world's best known brands across our two key sectors in Retail, Wholesale & Distribution and Consumer Packaged Goods. We have regional Centres of Excellence in retail (Leeds), agriculture (Cambridge) and dairy (Bristol). We also produce eminent thought leadership reports, including Global Powers of Retailing, The Retail Review and the Food & Beverage 2012.
Energy & Resources
The team provides audit, advisory and transaction services to both large and small clients in the Energy and Resources sector, ranging from FTSE 100 firms to small, start-ups. We work closely with tax and other E&R speciality groups to provide a full range of tailored professional services. Our partners include some of the industry’s dominant players - firms with a wealth of experience and plenty of interesting work. They sometimes operate in the farthest flung corners of the world, potentially giving you the chance to explore a wide range of international environments.
Our team supports the largest energy and resources clients in the world – across Oil and Gas, Mining, Renewable Energy, Nuclear, Gas and Power, Water and Commodity Trading. Join them and get involved in some of the greatest commercial challenges of our time. As well as developing core audit skills, including project management, technical accounting and analysis, you’ll benefit from exposure to senior board members. Audit experience will be complemented with advisory and transaction related services, to ensure you become a well-rounded business professional. We also offer the highest rated, internal industry training, ensuring you gain an in-depth understanding of your clients’ business.
Infrastructure Services and Real Estate
We provide audit and advisory services to a variety of clients in the real estate, infrastructure and services industries. Our advisory services include a wide range of transaction advisory support, due diligence work, consulting projects and other technical advice. Our clients include large listed multinational real estate companies, privately owned property companies and property funds, listed and privately owned infrastructure and construction companies, infrastructure funds, and multinational listed and privately owned services industry companies.
We can offer you exposure to a wide variety of clients and industries, with a great mix of UK GAAP and IFRS clients. It’s a great opportunity to get involved in advisory work in addition to your core audit portfolio, and to work on your people development skills through managing and mentoring more junior members of staff.
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
The Deloitte Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice consists of more than 6,000 member firm partners, directors and senior managers, supported by thousands of other professionals dedicated to helping our clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. We have member firm practices in 45 locations, along with global virtual centres of excellence for each industry sector.
87% of the Fortune Global 500 in technology, media and telecommunications are served by the practices of Deloitte member firms – that’s 20 of the top 23 technology companies, 20 of the top 24 telecommunications companies and 6 of the 7 largest global media companies. From the massive changes caused by digital convergence to a rapidly fragmenting mass media landscape, companies in this sector confront a swiftly changing marketplace. We believe our approach to problem solving uncovers new opportunities for our clients and delivers novel solutions to give them a competitive advantage.
Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure
The THL practice at Deloitte is led by the Global Managing Partner for the industry group. The UK group has over 600 associated professionals with many practitioners dedicated to this industry area, such as our Advisory team. THL is divided into eight sectors to mirror the need for cross-industry integration: Aviation & Transport Services, Betting & Gaming, Destination Leisure, Health & Fitness, Hotels & Resorts, Licensed Retail, Sports Business and Travel.
Working with the Private Markets audit group in London will give you the opportunity to work on a range of clients under private ownership (including private equity, entrepreneurs/family-run and other private shareholders). Joining this varied group you will have the opportunity to develop and achieve your career aspirations and gain exposure to wide range of audit and advisory work.
By becoming an integral part of this fast growing audit group, you will be working in teams to deliver quality work to our many clients. Audit is core to our business and this role gives you the opportunity to contribute to this essential cornerstone of Deloitte.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to become involved in a range of advisory assignments including transaction advisory support, consulting projects and other technical advice. You will also be expected to assist with technical initiatives and to contribute to our significant business development activities.
Hear from our people
Alistair Pritchard, Partner
Alistair is an Audit Partner focused on travel, hospitality and leisure and based in Nottingham
Rachel Jackson, Senior Manager
Rachel is a Senior Manager in Audit Private Markets, based in Nottingham