SRLV Audit Graduate Programme (ACA) 2022
In your first year, you will work within teams completing audits on a number of different clients in a variety of industries. You will be provided with on the job training to help you understand the purpose of the audit work as you assist with the completion of detailed audit work. The majority of your assignments will be based at client’s offices, where you will get to interact with client staff. Our trainees spend around 10 weeks a year studying towards the ACA with structured training provided by external tutors, spread out over the year. You will also spend time in the office when you will be finishing off audit fieldwork, preparing clients’ accounts, iXBRL tagging accounts for HMRC, preparing for the next audit or undertaking ad hoc tasks. You will also attend clients’ stocktakes, where you will observe their stocktaking procedures and perform test counts.
As you progress into your second year, you will start to take more responsibility for audit work with less supervision, taking responsibility for completing entire parts of the audit or assisting senior members of staff with more complex areas. You will also become more involved in the preparation of financial statements and develop your financial reporting skills further. You will now be able to assist the new intake of graduates and share the knowledge you have gained in your first year. As you progress, you will also have the opportunity to lead smaller audits.
When you are in your third year, you should have experienced every part of the audit file and a large number of companies from a diverse range of industries. You will have more opportunities to lead assignments, will be tackling complex areas and taking a leadership role on some of our larger audits. You will have the opportunity to coach and train junior members of staff. During fourth and final year of your training contract, you will have passed your final ICAEW exams and will continue supervising jobs and managing teammates, and start to develop yourself further within your role.
An audit will involve, amongst other things, gaining a knowledge of the clients business and financial systems; assessing the risks of misstatement within the financial statements; planning and completing tests of key transactions and balances, including examining the underlying books and records that support those transactions and balances; ensuring compliance with relevant financial reporting standards, the Companies Act and other relevant legislation; and making recommendations to clients in respect of areas of potential improvement in clients’ systems and processes.
Our client base ranges from prestigious restaurant groups and luxury retailers to the media and entertainment sector, professional service firms, property, travel and technology businesses.
SRLV focus on people as individuals, allowing you to grow and develop within our firm. As an Authorised ICAEW Training Employer we are dedicated to supporting our employees with their studies. You will be provided with full ACA study support and your 4-year audit graduate training programme will combine a wide variety of technical work alongside fantastic personal and professional development opportunities.
- You will have achieved, or be on course to achieve, at least a 2:1 degree from a top university. The subject of your degree is not important.
- You will have previously achieved 112 UCAS points (equivalent to 280 UCAS points under pre-2017 tariff) from at least 3 A-Levels or equivalent (excluding General Studies)
- You will have Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English Language
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and hard-working graduate to start their career in accountancy as part of a friendly, supportive and technically strong team.
To apply, please complete this FORM. Once we have reviewed your answers, we will contact you and ask you to send us your CV and a coverting letter. The closing date for applications is 13 March 2022.
- Applications received after the closing date may not be considered.
- Due to the large volume of candidates we receive regrettably we may not be able to respond to all applicants.
Step 1 – The Short List
Once you hit that send button, we’ll be busy behind the scenes shortlisting candidates.
Step 2 – The Chat – Week commencing 21 March 2022
When we have a short list, we’ll arrange to have a quick telephone chat with you to get to know you a little better.
Step 3 – The Assessment Day – Week commencing 11 April 2022
This is your chance to shine and show us who you really are. How do you problem solve? What are you passionate about? How do you interact with others?
Step 4 – The Interview – Week commencing 18 April 2022
The final stage of the selection process is the interview. Now we have an insight into who you are we want to know more. What gets you out of bed in the morning? Why is Audit the career for you?
Step 5 – The Results – Week commencing 25 April 2022
Successful students will be notified shortly afterwards. If you’ve taken the time to meet with us we will happily give our time to provide you detailed feedback to help you in future interviews.