Audit

The big picture is all about small detail

Why Audit at KPMG?

The largest of our UK practices, in Audit we undertake work that affects investment decisions, inspires confidence in public sector expenditure and supports our economic growth. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and high quality audit expertise.

In essence, Audit is about examining organisations and ensuring their published accounts provide a 'true and fair' view of their financial position. As an auditor, you’ll help to build the confidence and trust that business and society need to thrive. If you’d like to get under the skin of a variety of organisations, this is the right place to be.

We deliver quality outcomes by working to the highest standards. As part of that, we continue to invest heavily in tech-enabled solutions. Machine learning, AI and advanced data analytics not only allow us to offer deeper and higher quality audits, but also a better user experience for our auditors. At the heart of this investment is KPMG Clara, our progressive global collaboration and analytics tool, evolved to help deliver even greater consistency and collaborative working.

As a graduate here, you'll have the resources and support you need to handle each audit engagement with confidence. You’ll spend a significant amount of time with colleagues on site at the companies you’re auditing and from the start, you’ll be working on complex projects alongside some of the brightest minds in the business. You can also look forward to thorough ongoing internal and external training – on most of our programmes, you’ll study for the ACA or the CA qualification.

We know everyone’s different and likes to learn in different ways, so we offer two different routes to your qualification. Some people opt to have a blend of work and study over three years (via our Empowered route); others prefer to frontload most of the exams in their first year (through our Intensive route).

Join us, and you can expect to carry out work that’s both challenging and rewarding. There’s also a real sense of community across our Audit team – we’re collaborative and value the different perspectives and ideas that contribute to our shared goal of delivering quality work. You’ll have the support of your fellow new joiners and our more experienced audit professionals will be on hand to guide you every step of the way.

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Choose your training path towards professional qualification

In Audit, some programmes offer either the ACA or CA depending on office location. For those joining an office in Scotland we offer the ICAS (CA). For other offices we offer different ACA routes that you will be able to select upon applying. These are the ACA Intensive Programme or our ACA Empowered Programme.

Intensive

Qualification: ACA Length: 3 years

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Year 1


Location

Study full-time near a KPMG training hub in either London, Birmingham or Manchester

Training

10 month study focus to pass 14 of 15 exams

Years 2-3


Location

Work at your KPMG base office

Training

Years 2-3 focus is on work experience which includes some travel for work and completion of exam 15 of 15

Empowered

Qualification: ACA or CA (Scotland) Length: 3 years

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Years 1-3


Location

Work & study near your KPMG office

Training

Blended work experience and study (classroom and online learning) local to your home office location. Some travel will be required for work. Exams spread out over 3 year period

Study Work experience Study and work experience

Explore Audit graduate programmes

Programme overview

Adaobi

Audit | Graduates

Adaobi

“If you have a desire to learn new things, you can definitely flourish here.”

Malcolm Edited

Audit | Graduates

Malcolm

“You work hard towards a professional qualification but you’re also on a three-year journey with lots of other people who are all in the same boat.”

Vanessa final

Audit | Graduates

Vanessa

“At KPMG you get the full package of achieving a qualification, working for a global network of firms and meeting lots of amazing people.”

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