Graduate Trainee Auditor Scotland 2023 – Audit Scotland – Aberdeen

Audit Scotland

We are Audit Scotland. We’re Scotland’s public sector auditor, independent of government. We employ more than 340 talented professionals who know that their work helps ensure the efficient delivery of public services in Scotland. We believe that public money (around £57 billion a year) should be spent wisely.

Join us and you’ll:

Help audit over £57 billion of public money

Help improve public services you, your family and friends use

Get full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS

Receive a starting salary of £26,867 per annum and bonus potential with the potential to earn up to £32,503 per annum as you progress through the ICAS qualification

Have fantastic job opportunities when you qualify

There’s plenty of change ahead, and the need for robust public audit that provides assurance about public spending and helps public services improve is more important than ever. We want to make sure Scotland makes the very best of the opportunities and that change is delivered well – transparent financial reporting and delivering value for money are key to this.

Why join our team?

We are proud to be named one of the top 40 workplaces in Scotland and the UK’s eighth best accountancy workplace in the 2022 Best Companies awards. Our people are vital to our continued success and as a Trainee Auditor, you will help contribute to delivering quality and relevant audit work across a variety of clients and, in doing so, you will add real value to the development and scoping of audit plans.

The role

Our Graduate Trainee Scheme includes full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS. You will get a prestigious, internationally recognised qualification, whilst being involved in varied and interesting work, auditing public bodies in Scotland. You will also be supported to complete a personal development programme aimed at enhancing your career prospects in Audit Scotland.

And it doesn’t stop there, we offer a range of other fantastic benefits including:

Competitive starting salary, plus bonuses for passing exams first time and salary increments

38 days holiday (inclusive of 8 floating public holidays), 4 fixed public holidays, flexi-time and exam leave

Career development and training opportunities

Attractive local government pension scheme (19.4% employer contributions)

Access to counselling and an annual wellbeing and lifestyle medical check-up

Discounts from major retailers with our innovative savings and interest-free loans for annual season tickets

More about you

You don’t need to be an accountancy graduate or have achieved a specific grade in your honours degree to join us. Our trainees come from a variety of backgrounds and have studied a range of degree subjects. Our trainees join us straight from university or later in their careers.

What matters is that you’ve got great analytical and people skills, are committed to studying for a professional qualification, and excel in a challenging and rewarding role.

If you think this sounds like the career for you, then we would love to hear from you. You will need the following skills and qualifications:

Achieved or be on track to achieve an honours degree or above in any subject.

Strong numerical skills

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Able to work as part of a team and independently using initiative

An interest in Audit Scotland and/or the public sector as well as the auditing and accountancy profession

Experience of Microsoft Office packages

Sound analytical skills for gathering, interpreting and evaluating data

Disciplined and organised with good project management skills 

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