Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 4 Jul 2012
Trainee Auditor Opportunities Edinburgh £19,054 starting salary, rising to £24,763 upon qualification
Get your career in audit and accounting moving!
3 year full sponsorship leading to ICAS accountancy and audit qualification
Vacancies across Scotland
Who we are
We work with around 200 government, healthcare and local authority organisations’, making sure £31 billion of taxpayers’ money is spent wisely. So we play a key role in ensuring the people of Scotland enjoy high-quality public services, and through our audit and public reporting programmes, we deliver robust, authoritative reports which support the improvement and governance of public services and the work of the Scottish Parliament.
The public sector is facing tough times, with budgets being cut and the demand for services ever increasing. Audit Scotland’s role is to make sure organisation’s that spend public money in Scotland use it properly, efficiently and effectively. So it’s no surprise that working for Scotland’s spending watchdog is particularly challenging. But equally, it’s extremely rewarding.
Professional Qualification Scheme
We have a number of great opportunities for talented people to join our professional qualification scheme. You’ll receive full sponsorship towards becoming a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Our scheme is designed to give you the best chance of qualifying as well as a great foundation for your career. It’s a path not just to qualification but a real gateway to senior management.
When you start studying towards your accountancy qualification, you will be given support every step of the way with study leave, as well as financial help for travel and other study expenses and trainee networking opportunities. In all, we bring together a healthy mix of study, real work and interesting people, to give you the chance to achieve your ambitions with us.
On the Job Experience
You’ll work mainly at client locations across Scotland and occasionally away from home. Generally speaking you will be placed according to the needs of the business at the time, as well as your individual development requirements. Wherever you’re based, you can be sure of high profile and challenging work that will stand out as making a difference to our organisation – and our clients.
From day one you'll be out on site, meeting people and gathering information. You'll interview client staff to gain an understanding of their systems, carrying out analysis, audit accounts and reporting your findings. And by working alongside experienced auditors, you'll gain valuable skills in auditing some of Scotland's councils, health boards and government departments. Whatever you do, you’ll enjoy the broadest possible variety of work. It’ll be challenging. But we’ll be right behind you and we’re confident you’ll find it both rewarding and career-enhancing.
Who are we looking for?
We take graduates from any discipline. What matters is not so much the subject you have studied – it is more about whether you can demonstrate the analytical skills combined with the ability to work with others and to present and influence with impact. We are also looking for people who are excited about our work and who have the passion to achieve results in a highly professional and challenging environment.
You will be eligible to work in the UK with a minimum 2.1 degree in any subject and a passion for a career within public sector audit. Mature students, those that have just graduated as well as applicants who have graduated a while ago are all invited to contact us. If you are awaiting degree results currently and expect to achieve a 2:1 this summer please also apply.
To find out more about Audit Scotland, our graduate scheme and how to apply, please click the “Apply” button or for more information please call 0131 625 1625. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
For all posts, flexible working may be available. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a diverse workforce which reflects the people of Scotland. Candidates with a disability who meet the vacancy minimum criteria will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process (selection centre and/or interview).
Audit Scotland strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
Closing Date: 22-Jul-2012