Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Audit & Assurance Programme

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About BDO

When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO. We are a major global player in our industry and take pride in always keeping sight of our clients’ unique needs. Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. The investment we make in building long-term relationships with our clients is a big part of why our clients would recommend us more than any other firm.

Our Graduate Programme

On our three year Graduate Programme, you’ll find yourself working side-by-side with managers, directors and partners, developing your skills and knowledge, with paid study leave to work towards recognised industry qualifications. Along the way, you’ll enjoy excellent support including coaching and mentoring.

Daniel Hook - BDO Tax Graduate

Daniel Hook shares his experience of the BDO Graduate Programme - Tax stream.

Audit & Assurance

The audit stream is the largest service stream within BDO.

As a part of the Audit team you’ll become an indispensable adviser to our clients whether they are listed on FTSE350 or AIM, a national not-for-profit organisation or a fast-growing privately-owned business with overseas operations.

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.

Our structured development programme will help you to develop your career in whichever direction it takes by supporting you to study for your professional qualifications (ACA or CA) whilst working in different industry sectors. You’ll work as a part of a team, all of whom will be highly supportive, and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise together as well.

Many people choose to specialise in an industry sector, perhaps even gaining a reputation as a leading expert in their field, or alternatively choose to become a generalist usually in one of our regional offices, looking after clients across a range of sectors. Each day will be different, working with a variety of clients with much of your time spent at the client’s premises talking to the different functions there to understand the business being audited.

If you want even more variety, then in your third year there is the possibility that you could get involved in an overseas secondment to one of the firms in our international network across the 156 countries in the world in which we operate.

We never stop investing in your development, whether you are a new joiner of an experienced Partner, to make sure you continue to make an impact here and with our clients.

Working in audit, as well as equipping you with technical skills, will provide you with broad business and commercial skills which will really help you be successful in your career and open up many opportunities.

Working within Audit & Assurance, you could explore:

  • Consumer Markets
  • Energy, Mining & Industry
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Technology & Media.

The Rewards

At BDO, we believe in collaboration. For you, this means real experience and bigger responsibilities, earlier than you might expect. It’s easy to be inspired at BDO.

As you’d expect we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but trainees often tell us that our friendly and welcoming culture is what really drew them to BDO. Here, your counselling manager or buddy will provide you with support and advice whenever you need it. You’ll also enjoy how easy we make it to balance work and social life, with a variety of networking groups and great opportunities for sport, socialising and volunteering.

What we're looking for

We’ll expect you to have, or be on course for, a 2:2 or above in any STEM degree discipline. You should also have three A Levels in any subject (excluding General Studies and Extended Projects) plus GCSEs in Maths and English Language, all at grades A* - C. Equivalent international qualifications are welcome.

We recognise that your qualifications and work experience don’t tell us the full story. So we’re keen to find out what you care about and love to do in life. After all, BDO is a place where you should feel free to be yourself. We always look for people who are supportive, responsible, honest and collaborative.

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