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Student opportunities in Audit & Assurance

Innovation. Diversity. Far-reaching impact. These are the words you’ll associate with Audit & Assurance when you join Deloitte. Our industry is changing fast. Accounting standards and regulations are evolving, clients becoming increasingly complex and global. As the experts, we’re right out front, creating better ways to give clients the assurance they need to act in today’s complex business world. This ever-more challenging environment means endless opportunities to make your mark.

What you can do here

Why work in Audit & Assurance?

Intellectual Challenge

We deal in complexity, analysing problems, working out what’s important and delivering solutions. So expect to use your critical thinking skills and judgement.

From the beginning of your time with us, you’ll be encouraged to really get to know your client’s business and how they work. That might mean visiting a manufacturing site to learn about the water purification process, for example, or even to do a stock count for a doughnut company – true story!

We’re refocusing our work on what matters most: delivering value. Which means we’re actively seeking opportunities to eliminate anything that doesn’t help us deliver the highest quality audit. So, you’ll be spending less time “doing the audit” and more time with your clients, on your own development, and on achieving your ideal work-life balance.

What We Do

We work with some of the most influential multinationals, innovative start-ups and biggest household names in sectors that range from financial services to manufacturing, real estate to pharmaceutical and media to energy. Our work underpins the accuracy of the financial information that shareholders use to make economic and investment decisions.

We use our in-depth knowledge, insights and experience to help our clients:

  • Improve the quality of their control environment and so reduce the risk of error and fraud;
  • Improve efficiency and productivity;
  • Better understand their long-term risks such as industry and regulatory trends.

Ensuring quality, integrity and reliability in an audit means firms must continuously find ways to improve what they do and how they do it. At Deloitte, embedding a culture of innovation to improve how we serve our clients and train our people is a priority.

We’re innovating in many different ways. From 1,800 of us getting together to share ideas in our innovation zone, to developing patented analytic tools; from creating robotic technology to streamlining the audit process to help small businesses.

More Than Work

The geographic diversity of our clients and our global network of national firms means that they’ll be plenty of opportunities for both national and international travel too. You’ll have the chance to work with colleagues and clients across the UK and around the world; you’ll experience different cultures and develop an understanding of local business and regulatory environments.

Nothing bonds people together like shared experiences and we believe that our success is dependent on our strong relationships with each other. You’ll have the chance to work with a diverse group of fun, professional, intelligent people, who all share a common purpose.

What’s more, we encourage everyone to get involved in corporate responsibility and social activities. Your participation will make a real impact that matters and you’ll make new friends and develop your professional networks along the way.

Your Career

Early Career Development Programme

Over five to six years*, our programme will equip you with all the skills you need to deliver high quality Audit and Assurance work, in a rapidly changing industry. We focus on both professional and leadership training to help develop students throughout their professional journey. There are opportunities to gain insights into other parts of the firm via a rotation programme, as well as a choice of career pathways. Our coaching framework combines formal training with on-the-job learning, in an inspiring, diverse and inclusive environment. During the course of the programme, you’ll graduate with a prestigious ICAEW or ICAS accounting qualification.

*Programme length is six years for BrightStarts.

Early on in your career you’ll be given responsibility for developing people and managing teams. And every step of the way you’ll be supported by your wider team and our Learning and Development infrastructure. Our growth opportunities enable you to build the networks, skills and specialisms required to take your career to the next level.

Explore your options:

Assurance

What we do

Our advisory work goes far beyond ‘the numbers’ used in external audit. We provide assurance to shareholders and investors on all areas of a clients’ business, from strategy to risk and controls. Our people use their specialist knowledge to provide finance leaders with assurance across all their accounting, regulatory and transaction needs. We work with some of the largest and most recognisable brands in the UK and global marketplace.

Your career

From huge multinationals to game-changing start-ups, you’ll get to work with clients that are leading the business and professional agenda, here in the UK and globally. Whatever your area of expertise, you’ll have the chance to experience many different sectors: financial services, manufacturing, real estate, pharmaceutical, media, energy and more. Explore our business areas and discover what’s right for you.

Analytics & Modelling – Corporates

Just about every business gathers and holds valuable digital data, which they input into models, including spreadsheets and databases, to produce analytics that help them make key decisions, monitor their business, and present to third parties. We help our clients with all three of these activities – data, models and analytics – giving assurance over what they’ve produced, or helping to improve them.

Typical projects can include looking for risks and issues within large datasets; carrying out financial modelling work for customer remediation (e.g. when banks have mis-sold products, we calculate what redress may be due); and developing models that can be used to predict things such as upcoming revenue and cashflows.

Analytics & Modelling – Financial Services

The digital data that banks and other financial services organisations hold is increasingly valuable, as it’s used to help them make key decisions, monitor the business, and present to customers and regulators. As specialists in the financial services sector, we give assurance on, and help our clients improve, their data, models and analytics.

For example, we might carry out financial modelling work for customer remediation (e.g. when banks have mis-sold products, we calculate what redress may be due); look for risks and issues within large datasets; or developing models that can be used to predict things such as upcoming revenue and cashflows.

Insurance Strategy and Regulation

Operating exclusively in the insurance sector, we provide practical, commercial solutions for global businesses who require a deep understanding of the market and its regulatory context. By working closely with regulators, industry bodies and clients, and conducting our own market research, we’ve built a reputation for our market leading advice and are at the cutting edge of emerging regulatory trends.

Join us and you’ll be guiding clients on things like prudential rules, conduct of business rules and financial crime legislation. You’ll be involved in large scale investigations on behalf of UK regulators and helping firms prepare for regulatory visits. All working within multi-disciplinary teams, drawn from across Deloitte, to provide a truly global perspective.

Internal Audit Assurance - Banking

We’re part of the Financial Services Internal Audit practice and work specifically with clients in the banking and capital markets sector. Our work ranges from advisory to a spectrum of co-source and out-source internal audit (IA) services.

IA outsourcing involves doing the entire audit process, from risk assessment to reporting. IA co-sourcing means partnering with a client, so completing a proportion of the annual audit plan. While IA advisory covers things like reviewing internal audits. We also carry out IA effectiveness reviews to help clients take a strategic look at their audit.

Internal Audit Assurance - IMPE

We’re part of the Financial Services Internal Audit practice and work specifically with clients in the investment management and private equity (IMPE) sector. Our work ranges from advisory to a spectrum of co-source and out-source internal audit (IA) services.

IA outsourcing involves doing the entire audit process, from risk assessment to reporting. IA co-sourcing means partnering with a client, so completing a proportion of the annual audit plan. While IA advisory covers things like reviewing internal audits. We also carry out IA effectiveness reviews to help clients take a strategic look at their audit.

Internal Audit Assurance - Insurance

We’re part of the Financial Services Internal Audit practice and work specifically with clients in the insurance sector. Our work ranges from advisory to a spectrum of co-source and out-source internal audit (IA) services.

IA outsourcing involves doing the entire audit process, from risk assessment to reporting. IA co-sourcing means partnering with a client, so completing a proportion of the annual audit plan. While IA advisory covers things like reviewing internal audits. We also carry out IA effectiveness reviews to help clients take a strategic look at their audit.

Markets Assurance

We help clients navigate the various challenges they face throughout the market lifecycle, from Disturbance to Reform to Confidence. Helping them build assurance and restore confidence in their risk and control frameworks.

For example, a market disturbance might be caused by misconduct or market manipulation, resulting in litigation and disputes; we’ll assist clients by acting as expert witnesses, and conducting investigations for regulators and management. In the face of market reforms, such as new codes of conduct, we’ll help businesses understand the changes and adjust their systems, processes and controls. And we’ll help them regain confidence that they’re “fit for audit”, through reviews and analysis.

Prudential Regulation Assurance

We’re a multi-disciplinary team of motivated, energetic ex-regulators, industry professionals and regulatory consultants. Together we provide financial rules, liquidity, treasury, recovery and resolution planning, as well as conduct of business and client money and assets regulatory advice.

Our broad range of clients includes many financial sector household names, but more often we’re working on investment banking, wealth management and broking projects. From one-off advice to support with regulatory actions and visits to individual rules consulting, our projects can last a matter of days, weeks, or even up to 18 months.

Securitisation Assurance

We provide a broad range of deal support services to clients across the UK and Europe, from advice at deal inception to on site project management to deal closing support. Our clients include retail, commercial and investment banks, building societies, specialist lenders and private equity firms.

You’ll work as a project manager, with direct client contact and opportunities to build relationships that last throughout your career. While lots of learning on the job and a high volume of engagements, means plenty of scope to progress your skills and for promotion.

Financial Services

What we do

Our client portfolio includes every kind of financial services organisation, from insurance sector companies to investment management and private equity firms to those in banking and capital markets. We work with some of the industry’s key players, as well as its rising stars. With such a broad range of clients, you’ll have many, diverse opportunities to develop a comprehensive knowledge of financial services.

As well as your external audit engagements, you can get involved with internal audit projects, develop skills in InsurTech, help clients understand and respond to regulatory challenges, and work within teams across Deloitte on large scale projects, in the UK and internationally.

Your career

Innovation is important to everyone at Deloitte. From process automation to reframing our team structure, we’re on a constant drive for positive transformation – for our clients and our people. With robots now taking care of routine tasks here, for example, you’re free to focus on what you do best: interpreting information, collaborating and communicating.

We have an Insurer Technology team within our Insurance Audit and Assurance group. Join them and you’ll work with colleagues throughout the firm, to give clients the information and insights they need to make great decisions.

Regions and Offshore

We have opportunities right across the UK, from London to Belfast. Our 21 diverse locations range from major cities, such as Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester, to smaller cities and towns, often with their own local industry focus, including Bristol and Reading.

You don’t need to be in the capital to work with the largest organisations in the industry. Edinburgh is the second biggest financial services centre in the UK. While Glasgow is a significant service industry hub for many UK and global companies. In fact, the Deloitte office here is the UK’s Funds audit Centre of Excellence.

We even have some great opportunities further afield, in Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, with our Offshore Audit and Assurance Group. Wherever you are, you’ll have opportunities to work with global clients and experience overseas secondments, some as far away as Australia.

Private

What we do

This group works with the fastest growing, most influential privately owned businesses within the UK. Not only in our capacity as auditor s’, but developing relationships to become our clients’ trusted advisors’ across a range of professional services.

Our diverse range of clients means you’ll be working with well-established Private Equity backed businesses and the UK’s largest privately owned firms, alongside high growth, dynamic entrepreneurial companies.

Working in Deloitte Private Markets gives you the rare opportunity to see all aspects of a business and dig deeper into the detail of what makes a business tick. While you’re still heavily involved in the financial reporting function, you also have the opportunity to focus on the key operations of a business and have the chance to think of new and insightful ways for clients to improve their processes, adding tremendous value.

Your career

Our clients are extremely dynamic; many are focused on becoming a listed company. Being part of this journey provides us with real-life knowledge and exposes us to the challenges that our clients are constantly going through.

By understanding what needs to be achieved, and how our clients plan to go about delivering their vision, we develop vital financial and business skills that will help us become future leaders of our industry.

Private has a unique culture, where thinkers are encouraged to thrive and where everyone, regardless of grade, is given the chance to improve the department. This common goal brings us all closer together.

"What makes Deloitte Private unique is the opportunity to see a huge variety of clients and progress quickly. Our clients tend to be smaller, we can spend anything from two to six weeks on an audit. This is great for business exposure and building your network. The scale of our clients will give you the opportunity, early in your career, to manage the end to end audit.”.

Sarah Bryars, Deloitte Private.

Public Audit

What we do

Within our Public Audit group, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the largest and most high profile listed companies. A real who’s who of the most recognisable firms that are leading the international business agenda. Your work has the potential to impact on the investment community and analysts, as well as your clients’ performance on the London Stock Exchange, Dow Jones, NASDAQ and other capital markets.

Not only will you work with these companies year-round, but you’ll connect with their senior teams and build strong relationships. You’ll work across a range of sectors, very quickly understanding how complex businesses operate. And you’ll use advanced audit technology to focus our work in the right areas. In Public Audit, timing is everything, as results have to be published to strict deadlines. We also seek to drive higher standards of governance and transparency.

Your career

As the companies that we audit are often complex, you’ll need an inquisitive mind and the ability to solve problems in a fast moving and exciting environment. These organisations trust us to execute the highest quality audits and to influence the corporate governance agenda. As your career evolves, you’ll develop a deep understanding of how these businesses work, far beyond the main finance function. Which will allow you to deliver true value added insights.

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