From day one you will have the chance to work with a wide range of clients including large NHS hospitals (for example St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington), local councils (for example Westminster Council), Universities and Colleges as well as large government departments such as the Foreign Office, Department for International Development and DEFRA . You could also be working with household names such as Camelot (the National Lottery), the Royal Mail, Premier Foods, the Tate, the Imperial War Museum and the Met Police as well as the United Nations and other international organisations and NGOs – so a wide range of very different and very interesting clients. Initially you will start off as a member of one of our Internal Audit teams, working with a variety of clients providing a complete range of internal audit, governance and risk services. Our aim is to identify the areas that are of most risk to an organisation’s strategic, financial and operational effectiveness and to produce practical recommendations for management to move improve processes and controls for the future. Internal Audit therefore gives you an overview of many aspects of a wide variety of different types of organization and the departments that help them run smoothly. Contrary to popular belief not all audit is about numbers and accounting! You can expect to be constantly challenged, but within a framework of support from more experienced colleagues who are there to ensure that you not only succeed when challenged, but that you do so with growing confidence. Overall, you can expect to work hard; but to find the work infinitely varied, interesting and rewarding. Alongside your client work you will be supported to train towards a recognised professional qualification, which for Internal Audit is the IIA or ACCA qualification. We will give you all the support you need to help you pass your exams including fantastic tuition, exam and study leave. Your development within the graduate role will be optimised by our programme of specialist internal courses, external training and on-the-job mentoring. Highly regarded within the industry, you will embark on a programme that is among the best. Our on-going structured programme of skills development will support your career post qualification ensuring you are well-equipped to meet both our clients’ and your own personal expectations throughout your career with Baker Tilly.
We’re looking for enthusiastic 2.1 calibre graduates, who are quick to learn, driven and dedicated. You will possess a minimum of 280 UCAS points (excluding general studies). As a graduate it is assumed you will have no prior knowledge or experience of your preferred business area. For the majority of the time Internal Auditors work autonomously and therefore need to be self-motivated and highly organised. You will also be passionate and driven towards a career in a top 7 professional services firm, demonstrating a mature attitude. You will get involved in a variety of tasks and trainees will be expected to demonstrate a willingness to learn. Therefore flexibility and adaptability is an absolute must! You will need excellent people skills and confidence in meeting and talking to a variety of people. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential as trainees will communicate at all levels, often explaining complex information both in meetings and in written reports. You will need to have a full driving licence and, with the exception of London based roles, a car is an essential requirement for the role.
After approximately 8 months of being in Internal Audit you will have the opportunity to do a secondment into another area of Risk Advisory. This opportunity will be available to you on more than one occasion, allowing you to increase your business knowledge and to inform your choice of career path.
Other areas of Risk Advisory you could spend some time in are:
- Performance Improvement Consultancy
This team’s national client base covers a wide range of industries and ranges from individuals and owner managed businesses, to large corporations and public sector organisations. You will be exposed to a broad range of areas such as project management, strategy and process, leadership, culture and organisational effectiveness, assurance and financial processes & capability. The team work for some complex organisations helping to fix difficult challenges and issues by working with a variety of people.
- Technology Risk Services
Our Technology Risk Services team is staffed with experienced professionals across all Technology Risk disciplines, including emerging areas such as cyber security, data analytics, and social media. They look at areas such as IT assurance, Project Risk Assurance, Compliance and Resilience services.
- Fraud Solutions
Our Fraud Solutions team is one of the leading providers of Counter Fraud Specialist services to the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Providing proactive and reactive solutions to clients, the team investigate into suspected cases of fraud as well as creating awareness in order to reduce it taking place in the first instance.