Build broad audit experience alongside specialist sector knowledge.

As one of the most tightly regulated, but also most innovative industries in the world, financial services offers constant new challenges for graduates and apprentices training in external audit. Financial services underpin the entire economy, so you’ll provide a vital public service by scrutinising the accounts of businesses to ensure they meet regulations and standards.

BDO’s clients range from large international financial institutions to AIM-listed companies, new entrants and challenger brands. Working on projects that last from one week to a few months, you can expect to gain a wide variety of experience in different areas, across the whole audit lifecycle.

Alongside studying for the globally recognised ACA qualification, you will be offered specialist training to keep you up to speed with new market developments and regulatory changes in financial services. Although much of your work will take place on client sites, it will be focused in London’s financial centres: The City and Canary Wharf. You can expect early responsibility but also the full support of our diverse and friendly team.

Technology is an increasing feature of financial services, driving change at an unprecedented rate. To succeed you’ll need to enjoy getting to grips with new concepts and situations. Curiosity about businesses and how they work is important, along with the ability to analyse data and make sound judgements.

As a fast-growing area within the firm, Financial Services Audit offers plenty of scope for advancement, but the training is also an excellent foundation for careers in the wider financial services industry including private equity, investment, insurance and risk.

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