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Your career is just that, yours. You choose it. You live it. You make it happen. To get the best from it, you need the best opportunities. That’s why opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.
Our offer to you…
Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that. You’ll work directly with big name clients where you’ll get to grips with the value they’re looking for by getting into the detail. We’ll provide an environment where you’ll be able to explore new opportunities, to help you grow and find your niche. And we’ll give you access to be best learning and development around.
Public Services Assurance
Work with clients ranging from hospitals to universities, charities to local councils, central government to housing associations. Come up with the innovative ideas and practical solutions that help them rise to the challenge of the current economy. And make a real difference to the services we all rely on. You’ll use your analytical skills to get maximum value out of taxpayers’ money. We believe it makes for a terrifically rewarding career. And as our services range from external and internal audit to compliance, and from risk management to value-for-money reviews, our work is as varied as the clients themselves. We also publish newsletters and articles, and give tailored advice and training to clients to keep them up to speed with the latest developments in accounting and corporate governance
There’s no doubt the public sector faces tough times. Budgets are being slashed yet demand for services is higher than ever. What’s more, changing demographics mean this demand will only increase. So it’s not surprising that the work of our Government and Public Services team is particularly challenging. But equally, it’s extremely rewarding.
What you’d do
You’ll work mainly at client locations and occasionally away from home. You could be part of a large audit team, helping to check that a client’s accounts are true and fair or reviewing the operation of key control systems. At times you might take sole responsibility for seeing a job through from planning and execution to the final written report. It’ll be challenging. But we’ll be right behind you and we’re confident you’ll find it both rewarding and career-enhancing.
You could also build your consulting skills and technical know-how by tackling ad hoc projects. And once you complete your professional qualification you’ll have the chance to pick up international experience through overseas secondments to our offices or those of our clients. Whatever you do, you’ll enjoy the broadest possible variety of work. And, as a result, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the relationships we share with our clients, and why these are often based on so much more than a straightforward audit.
Your training and development:
Our people make us stand out as a firm. So we choose the best and invest heavily in them. You’ll benefit from the encouragement, opportunity and support which includes:
* Our graduate training programme helps you gain breadth as well as depth of knowledge and build a portfolio of valuable, transferable skills.
* Movement throughout the firm – you’ll work in different teams and offices, experience different clients and projects; try out new roles and even sample other business areas.
* Support to gain a professional qualification – study towards becoming a Chartered Accountant* with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales (ICAEW) or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
What you need to bring us
• A 2:1 or above in any degree discipline
• A UCAS tariff of at least 300 (or equivalent)
Equally important will be your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.
How to apply
We’re proud, based on the opportunity we offer, that students have voted us the number one Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for the last nine years.
And we know that the skills and experiences you develop with us, will stay with you throughout your career. So join us, and we’ll help you reach your full potential.
It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.

  • Area of Specialism: Other
  • Degree Result Required: 2:1
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Salary: Competitive
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