Looking for a graduate job?
Join our Digital Audit Graduate Programme - Spring 2020
We’ve just opened a handful of specialist roles to join us in Spring, so if you’ve already graduated and are looking to start your career, these opportunities could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Location: Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, London
What you will be doing
We're a specialist team within our Audit practice that combines a mix of technology, data, business and accounting expertise to how we audit clients across all industries. We’re constantly investing in audit technology and the skills of our people to keep up with the rapid pace of change and to deliver trust that is deeper, broader and more forward-looking.
There are two sides to Digital Audit:
● Auditing Digital: Auditing our client’s technology to give them assurance that security and controls are in place. This includes infrastructure, Cloud, and applications. You’ll gain an understanding of end-to-end processes and how business applications are utilised, controlled and optimised.
● Digital Auditing: Using our latest tools to help digitise the way we deliver audits through automation, artificial intelligence data analytics and innovation - as well as using PwC developed tools and industry leading software to audit our clients.
Digital Audit will give you a unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the audit from finance to technology. You'll develop a strong understanding of the role that digital plays in the modern-day audit and how new technologies are deployed and controlled within business. As a Digital Audit graduate, you'll provide the link between finance and IT. You'll spend a proportion of your year working as part of the Audit financial team and the remainder within Digital Audit. In practice, you'll understand and test IT systems and controls, deliver technology enabled audit including the latest on advanced analytics, process control and automation and the use of innovative tools.
Our culture drives success, both ours and yours. It gives us a sustainable advantage. We want to create an environment where our employees feel empowered to work in a way that works for our clients, teams, and you personally. It’s not only about working hard, but working smarter and being agile to deliver exceptional client service whilst balancing work and life.
What you’ll do
On our Digital Audit programme, you'll spend time working on the financial side of the Audit and within Digital Audit, focusing on the IT systems and controls. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, industries and technologies. You'll be hands-on straight away, working at client sites or virtually from one of our PwC offices. You’ll have exposure to contacts such as financial controllers, heads of IT or finance directors to understand and test IT systems and controls. You’ll be checking IT systems to ensure they are appropriately controlled by management and to check that data produced is accurate, highlighting and questioning any differences. It's investigative work where you’ll regularly speak with clients, using in-person meetings or leading-edge collaborative technology. You’ll be part of a variety of teams, taking real responsibility for the work you do.
Above all, your work is client focused, which can mean travelling to client sites and will involve working to deadlines. This often requires working longer hours to meet the needs of the client. It’s hard work but rewarding. You'll also be studying towards your chartered accountancy qualification, in addition to benefiting from a training programme created by our learning and development specialists. You do not need to be a technology expert as we will give you all the technology training required for your role. What you get out of it is the opportunity to build the skills and experience that can open many doors to you, taking your career in whatever direction you choose.
Work with our prestigious client list and you’ll develop the business skills, knowledge and relationships you need to do well in a career that’s about so much more than numbers. You’ll go beyond the obvious and develop real insights into a client’s markets, technology, people and management, as well as its finances.
What you will have
You'll need to have or be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.
What you will gain
In addition to on the job experience around process, risk, IT and controls, your role in Audit will also provide you with the opportunity to study towards the Chartered Accountant (ACA/CA) qualification.
We are PwC
We have graduate and undergraduate opportunities in Risk Assurance, Actuarial, Audit, Consulting, Deals, Legal, Tax or Technology.
Our aim is to be ‘the leading professional services firm’, and to achieve this we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work.
With 20,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and as a progressive employer, we continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce who feel empowered to be the best they can be. This includes supporting different ways of working with 'Everyday Flexibility' allowing PwC people to better balance work and life, and 'dress for your day', where employees decide what's appropriate given their daily responsibilities.
Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC.
At PwC, graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where they have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what you degree or background, PwC have a range of roles to suit everyone.
We look for talented graduates eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity and the ability to build strong relationships. Trainees can develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment - in some business areas, this could mean working towards a professional qualification.
Whatever the route, PwC is focused on its people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and tailored, flexible benefits scheme.