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Join our Audit Internship

Have the opportunity to witness the Financial Services boom right at the world’s financial hub London. You will have the front row seat in seeing how a variety of financial services businesses work across different locations, sizes, sectors and operational scales.

Location: Southampton

What you will be doing

Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends.

BDO offer a 6 week paid Summer internship to undergraduates who are in their penultimate year of study, running from early-July to mid-August each year.

The internship kicks off with an induction week giving you the opportunity to network with your peers and new colleagues. When you hit the desk you're ready to experience life and work at BDO, whilst gaining useful insight into our business and culture. Each intern is allocated a manager and buddy to support you within your role.

During your final week we'll invite you to attend a partner presentation and interview to be considered for graduate opportunities. As the internships can be a step into a full time career with us, it is important that all candidates can demonstrate an understanding of the graduate role and attributing professional qualifications.

Business Area Overview

• Exposure to a range of different clients in different sectors

• BDO partners and managers

• Other interns - through social and internal events

• Graduate trainees – who will provide insights on career prospects

• A specific project – the project you undertake will really make a business difference

What you will have

Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):

•A minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline;

•3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects

•Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE

We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills.

Company benefits: • A counselling manager or buddy to provide support whenever you need it • Networking groups, socials, sport events and volunteering opportunities

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are BDO

When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO.

What we do: Advisory 

Advisory services at BDO help clients to tackle all the challenges they face on their journeys of growth. Our advisers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our range of expertise means that we can deliver insightful, innovative solutions to even the most complex challenge - from buying a new business and accessing finance for growth, to stabilising and restructuring at times of financial difficulty. On our Graduate Programme, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications, depending on the career path you choose.

Audit

We work closely with clients' finance teams and other key stakeholders to really get to know their business and identify any weaknesses - from their financial statements, to their business systems or working culture. We then provide tailored advice on suitable solutions. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications. You may also have opportunities to gain other qualifications during your programme.

Integrity is at the heart of everything we do.

We are a major global player in our industry and take pride in always keeping sight of our clients’ unique needs.

Business Services and Outsourcing

Sometimes our clients need a level of accounting and business expertise that just isn’t practical for them to keep in-house. We provide a full spectrum of accounting, advisory and compliance services to support companies all around the globe that are growing or tackling change. Relishing a new challenge every day, you’ll develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.

Tax

Guiding our clients through the complex, constantly-changing landscape of tax legislation, we help them to follow the law and achieve both their short-term goals and long-term vision. Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.

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