Graduate Audit ACA - Intensive Reading Autumn 2020
Audit is the largest of KPMG UK's practices, providing independent challenge and delivering quality audits to organisations of all shapes and sizes. Audit requires a deepunderstanding of the company, their controls, processes and systems as well as their aims and the risks they face. Audit helps to assure stakeholders that published accounts are 'true and fair'.
Working in audit equips you with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of one or more industry sectors and business as a whole.
As a graduate, depending on the office you join you may be allocated to a specific industry sector or across a variety of industries - the companies we audit vary in size, complexity and maturity. This provides a breadth of experience in an environment that embraces diversity and the positive impact it has on our business, companies and the community. From day one, you will build strong relationships, and gain an understanding of both the issues companies face today and the challenges on their horizons tomorrow.
One of our priorities is to inspire and develop your potential, we do this by making sure you have the chance to experience a rich variety of work, play a big part in our continuous improvement initiatives and taste life in our different audit functions. We also perform work on wider assurance engagements and have a large and growing internal audit base.
Graduates joining the Audit Programme will also have the chance to work in a specific business area whilst studying towards a valuable professional qualification. Additionally, all of our employees have access to an extensive programme of internal training geared towards your career and personal development, meaning progression can be rapid. From the start you'll be an integral part of a team, and throughout your training you will be coached and supported to manage and develop your wider team, together with nurturing relationships and delivering quality audit work.
We offer two different training paths for our Audit Graduate Programmes - Empowered or Intensive. All programmes take 3 years to complete; they just offer different routes to achieving success. Our ACA Intensive Programme
offers you the chance, in year one to study full-time near a KPMG training hub in either London, Birmingham or Manchester - completing a 10 months study focus to pass 14 of 15 exams. Then in years 2 and 3 of the programme, you'll work at your KPMG office base, focus on work experience, which includes some travel for work, and complete exam 15 of 15. As audit work is seasonal you can expect a greater workload at the busiest times of the year.
As a general rule, you'll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)
- Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths
- Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language
- Minimum of 300 UCAS* tariff points
- Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline
Please note, we only consider a candidate's 'top' 3 A-Level grades and do not accept General Studies.
At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.
Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.
To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.
Learn more about what we look for and how to apply