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Audit School Leaver - BDO



14th October 2021

Employer description

BDO is an accountancy and business advisory firm. Our global network operates in 167 countries with 1600 offices worldwide. We are seeking an Apprentice Audit Assistant for our Norwich office through our school eaving programme

Main Description

We’ll broaden your horizons

The work of our Audit teams is essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. Working within a range of companies, from start-ups to FTSE350 companies, in multiple sectors, they verify the accuracy of our clients’ financial statements for stakeholders, ensuring the stability and authenticity of the financial market.

It’s not just analysing numbers though; Audit teams really get to know their clients. That means you’ll spend every day working as part of a team, often on clients’ premises, working with key individuals to understand their financial performance, business systems, culture and risks.

About the apprenticeship

The apprenticeship programme offers unparalleled exposure to a range of sectors and the potential for international secondment.

Programme & Qualification BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities.

The duration of this programme is 48 months.


• You will assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given

• Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s 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 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 your Senior or Manager

• Build strong relationships with new and established clients

• Carry out ad hoc assignments, as may be 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

• Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship

How to apply

Please visit https://www.bdoearlyincareer.co.uk/ in order to learn more and make an application.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 28/02/2022




This job is located in Norwich, Norfolk

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