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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 economic growth. Some of the world’s biggest companies rely on us to provide independent insight, challenge and high-quality audit expertise. Today, more than ever in disruptive times, audit is a function needed by society, and in the future, so we can capitalise and grow.
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.
Like the companies we audit, we're having to adapt. This means new working patterns, physical adjustments in our offices and new ways of interacting with our colleagues as well as the organisations we work with - we are harnessing technology to help underpin this change.
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 work as part of a team and may spend time on site at the companies you're auditing, in virtual or hybrid forms of audit delivery. From the start, you'll be working on complex projects alongside some of the brightest minds in business and benefit from learning every day. 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.
Jonathan Holt, Chief Executive KPMG in the UK
Jon is now KPMG in the UK's Chief Executive. In his most recent role as Head of Audit, Jon shared how continued learning, a collaborative people culture and access to great opportunities make Audit at KPMG in the UK, a great place to work – whatever stage you're at in your career.
The future of audit, today
KPMG Clara brings together powerful data analytics, collaboration and a global audit workflow, into a single intelligent audit platform. Technology is reshaping our world and we have innovated and transformed our audit in response.
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.
Qualification: ACA Length: 3 years
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Study full-time near a KPMG training hub in either London, Birmingham or Manchester
10 month study focus to pass 14 of 15 exams
Work at your KPMG base office
Years 2-3 focus is on work experience which includes some travel for work and completion of exam 15 of 15
Qualification: ACA or CA (Scotland) Length: 3 years
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Work & study near your KPMG office
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
Explore Audit graduate programmes
“If you have a desire to learn new things, you can definitely flourish here.”
“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.”
“At KPMG you get the full package of achieving a qualification, working for a global network of firms and meeting lots of amazing people.”