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Audit Graduate Trainee - Financial Services, Insurance - Manchester - September 2024

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  • You need strong interpersonal, analytical, and business writing skills, along with curiosity, proactiveness, commitment to learning, affinity with company values, and willingness to travel.
  • You will work on audits, build relationships with clients, prepare audit documents, review your work, develop technical skills, coach team members, and lead audit files in your final year.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxManchester


  • The role of an auditor is to ensure financial statements produced by audited entities are ‘true and fair' and an accurate representation of the transactions and balances they claim to represent. In the audit service line, you can expect to be part of highly engaged teams, working together to deliver high quality audits in line with expectations and deadlines. 
  • We are now operating a hybrid working model, so as a trainee you will split your time between working from home, visiting the office, client sites when required or studying for your professional exams. 
  • We are looking for candidates with a strong desire to learn and progress, and we give increasing responsibility when an individual is ready rather than at pre-determined times. However, our broad expectation of roles and responsibilities during the three-year training contract is set out below. 


  • Interpersonal skills - the ability to build client and colleague relationships with a foundation of trust and responsibility;
  • Analytical skills - the ability to think critically, research and solve problems;
  • Excellent business writing skills;
  • Deep curiosity of business;
  • Proactiveness and enthusiasm;
  • Commitment to self-development & learning;
  • Affinity with our values; in particular, respect for individuals, diversity, and integrity; and
  • A willingness to travel.

Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • During your first year you will:
  • Work with various audited entities, building a strong understanding of their business or organisation;
  • Learn how to prepare professional audit documents in line with our audit methodology using audit software and systems;
  • Develop a thorough understanding of financial statements; and
  • Be able to obtain relevant information from key stakeholders whilst building effective and professional relationships.
  • During your second year you will:
  • Build and develop audit skills in increasingly complex and technical areas;
  • Be able to take ownership for sections allocated to you in an audit file;
  • Self-review your own work, ensuring minimal review points are raised by managers; and
  • Be able to coach and support less experienced and new team members.
  • In your final year you will:
  • be expected to take on significantly more responsibility. Depending on the audited entity, this may involve taking the lead on a technical area or a team and ensuring the entire audit file is completed. This will include a combination of working to stated deadlines, managing the work of other team members, taking responsibility for the budget, and presenting in both team and audited entities meetings.


Work type

Full time

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