Chelmsford Audit 12 Month Placement Programme
Join us and you’ll shape more than just your career
We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.
More about the programme
As a placement student in audit, you’ll join us for 12 months to experience a year right at the heart of business. Your placement will start with an orientation to kick-off the year. You’ll get to know your colleagues and students on other placements, while learning more about our business, vision and purpose. From the beginning you’ll be expected to get stuck in, develop deep relationships and ask the right questions to cut to the core of your client’s business. Being able to see the bigger picture and then focus on the specific client’s issues is essential.
Today’s global marketplace is constantly changing and evolving. We enable our clients to be agile and adapt to the environment. Our reputation is built on the quality of the work we deliver. Our approach to quality assurance is designed not only to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements, but more importantly to ensure that we deliver the absolute best to our clients every time we work with them.
Navigating this ever-changing regulatory landscape requires a tailored, responsive approach, aligned to our client specific needs and focused on addressing their key challenges and risks. Whether it be a UK or a global audit, this is our approach with clients.
What’s in it for you?
- Your day to day. The assurance given by an audit opinion is an important element of building trust and integrity in markets. Audit is an independent examination of the financial statements of an organisation, which involves the review and testing of client data to ensure it gives a true and fair depiction of the assets and liabilities. You may be required to spend time travelling to a variety of client offices (COVID permitting) where you’ll get hands-on experience of the different aspects of an audit. You’ll get experience in everything from examining financial records, carrying out audit tests, to attending stock-takes and completing audit files.
- Who you’ll be working with. Our Audit and Assurance practice is comprised of over 10 different service lines and over 50 partners. We audit over 8,000 entities annually, ranging from FTSE and AIM listed groups to Small and Medium sized Enterprises. As part of your role, you’ll need to be passionate about understanding the issues that are important to our clients and their businesses. You must be a great relationship builder with clients and colleagues alike. You’ll take ownership for your own work whilst having the opportunity to develop others and create an environment where everyone can flourish.
- Your personal development plan. Right from the start, you’ll develop a strong internal and external network, working with a diverse range of colleagues and clients across a wide range of sectors. Working closely with your people manager, you will find areas where you can develop, collaborate and communicate more effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels.
- Progress in your career. As well as learning on-the-job, you’ll enjoy a structured programme, starting with your orientation that will immerse you in our business, vision and purpose. At the end of the programme, you’ll have gained a wide range of skills and experience which will support your learning and development back at university and when you return to the workplace.
- Making quality second nature. The role of an auditor is to act independently to support trust and integrity in the business. Our clients rely on us to make sure they do the right thing and are operating within the law. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards and integrity we have for the work that we do.
The minimum criteria
We have a flexible approach to academic entry requirements. We’ll consider your academic achievements alongside your strengths, motivations and connection with us. We’re looking for people with a broad range of interests and experiences.
Do you care about the same things we do?
Head to our employability hub to find out more about our values and what we look for throughout our assessment process. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.
Share ideas and profits
Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.
Bring your whole self
Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open and diverse place to work. We are an inclusive employer and committed to ensure our workforce is representative of our diverse society. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.
"We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender." Dave Dunckley, CEO
Visit our life at Grant Thornton page to learn more about how you can make an impact, rewards and benefits, and our diversity and inclusion commitments. Before applying, we would encourage you to visit our employability hub to get a feel for what it’s like to start your career with us and to get some hints and tips for the next stage in our process.
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