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Graduate Audit – Technology Audit Birmingham Autumn 2023

Job details Location: Birmingham Capability: Audit Experience Level: Graduate Type: Full Time Service Line: Audit - Technology Audit Job descript

Job details

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Audit

Experience Level: Graduate

Type: Full Time

Service Line: Audit – Technology Audit

Job description

Technology underpins many of the world’s most influential organisations. It enables big business decisions, helps build trust in the economy and connects people around the UK, and the globe. The role of technology in audit is becoming more significant, as organisations continue to embrace technology at a fast pace, with bots, Cloud and Blockchain being the future norm. However, the opportunities that technology provides are matched only by its potential threats and risks – and this is where our Technology Audit teams come in.

Our nationwide Technology Audit practice provides assurance services across a broad spectrum of companies, on the technology related risks within their businesses. Technology Audit teams are in place across sectors, including Financial Services and Corporates in London, and in the regions.

On this programme, you’ll work as one team alongside our Financial Audit colleagues, supporting the audit in the evaluation of IT systems that underpin an organisation’s key financial processes, and ensuring continuous improvement of audit quality. We will equip you to assess the control risks related to the information assets, either in IT management processes, financial and operational applications, technology infrastructure or technology projects. You’ll critically asses the processes and controls that an organisation has in place to secure the data transacted through their IT systems. You’ll gain exposure to a variety of global and local businesses across one or more industry sectors, as well as to the breadth of technology used by these organisations.

The work is challenging, yet rewarding, and you’ll have KPMG community at your side providing the support you need to be at your best. We’ll give you the skills, tools and intelligent systems you need to learn for a lifetime.

You’ll complete the Certificate in Accounting Finance and Business (CFAB) in your first year. Alongside this, we’ll support you to develop your technology, process, and data audit skills all of which will empower you to build an exciting and varied long-term career with us in Technology Audit. We also offer the chance to gain experience in different areas of our Audit practice, through a rotation opportunity.

You don’t necessarily need to be a technical guru – our current graduates have degrees in a variety of subjects. Those who are curious, resilient and agile will thrive with us. You’ll have the motivation to get involved in a variety of projects and have excellent attention to detail. Most importantly, you’ll have an appetite to learn about technology and the role of technology in audit.

At KPMG, you’ll find we’re creating a tech-driven business to empower and equip our people to be outstanding in delivery, no matter where they work – through inspiring collaboration spaces and new technologies. In this role, you’ll work flexibly across your location region – at engagement sites, our offices and home. Some travel is likely for audit work and because the work is seasonal, you can expect a greater workload at the busiest times of the year.

Join us and be empowered to grow in your own way and make your mark.

Programme Length:
3 years
What we look for:

At KPMG, everyone brings a unique perspective, and we want to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We’ve designed our application process to assess everyone’s potential in the context of their educational and personal circumstances to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

You’ll generally be expected to demonstrate the following (*or equivalents). However, if you do not meet all the below, and are a few grades or points short, then we would still encourage you to apply, as you will be given the option to provide additional information that enables us to assess your application and potential in the context of your socio-economic background and/or any extenuating circumstances. You can find out more here.

  • Grade 5 or B GCSE* Maths
  • Grade 5 or B GCSE* English Language
  • 120 UCAS points* from your ‘top’ 3 grades, excluding General Studies under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level (300 UCAS points pre-2017)
  • 2:1 undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Key Skills:

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 here.

Training and Development:

The training and development of our people is critical to the future success of our business. We want to empower you to grow in your own way, to feed your curiosity and embrace a growth mindset in an environment where learning is continuous. Therefore, we have created a rich curriculum and learning community to help you build your skills and fulfil your potential. This ranges from an immersive 5-day induction experience to help you transition to the world of work, formal training courses, leadership knowledge bites, learning journals, online courses and networking events – all aligned to our ‘learn for a lifetime’ strategy designed to help you gain an advantage for life.

In addition, in Technology Audit (IRM), we currently offer the CFAB qualification. The CFAB qualification is part of the ACA Accelerated Programme, which is a front-loaded study path that uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of online and in-centre classroom courses. The ACA Accelerated programme enables you to upskill quickly so you can make your mark. You will complete just the initial level of the ICAEW ACA qualification, CFAB or the Certificate in Accounting Finance and Business, which will give you a good understanding of business, finance & accounting, and is highly valued in organisations around the world. The ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business (ICAEW CFAB) teaches practical skills and essential knowledge in accounting, finance and business.

In the remaining two years of your training contract, you will concentrate on building up a fantastic range of work experience and will have the technical knowledge to apply to your role in the workplace. The entire programme is supported by a wide range of mechanisms that will be applied by your tuition provider (BPP) and KPMG’s dedicated Early Careers Development team. This newly designed programme has been structured with you in mind and truly empowers you to accelerate your learning journey at KPMG.

Additional Information:

Please visit our Applying to KPMG page to discover more about our application process.

Visit our International Students page to find out more about visas and requirements.

For anything else, please refer to our FAQ section.

Why Audit at KPMG?

Audit is the largest of our UK practices. Put simply, audit is about examining organisations and ensuring their published accounts provide a ‘true and fair’ view of their financial position and results. The work we do makes a meaningful difference to businesses and communities. It is critical to the everyday working of society, helps build trust in the economy and supports companies as they grow. From the start, you’ll be working on complex audit engagements, which could include big retailers, UK banks and multinational organisations – putting you at the heart of the world of business. We audit some of the world’s biggest companies, who rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and high-quality audit expertise. Through this work, we’re also committed to helping to build sustainable organisations from an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) perspective. It’s challenging work, but you’ll also enjoy a lot of support as part of our KPMG community.

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