Big 4 Audit Graduate Opportunity: Ignite Your Audit Career in Reading!

Company: One of the Big 4 

Role: Graduate Audit 

Location: Reading 

Salary: Competitive  

Programme Length: 3 years 

Start Date: September 2024

Ready to embark on an exciting career in Audit?  

Join One of the Big 4’s Audit Graduate Programme in Reading! 


Who is the company?  

  • We are working on behalf of one of the Big 4 global professional services firms renowned for its distinguished history and widespread industry influence. Specialising in audit, tax, and advisory services, they craft tailored and comprehensive solutions that address the diverse needs for their clients.
  • Join a team at the forefront of innovation, embracing cutting-edge technology to lead transformative change across industries, with commitment to ethical practices and unwavering integrity to ensure the delivery of top-tier services that transcend borders.
  • The company plays a pivotal role in shaping industries, offering invaluable insights that contribute to economic growth. Their work environment is characterised by a dedication to diversity and inclusivity, fostering collaboration within a dynamic setting where every voice is heard.
  • Beyond business, be a part of a team that actively engages in corporate social responsibility initiatives, making a positive impact on communities and championing positive change.  



What is Audit? 

  • The Audit department examines organisations and confirms that their published accounts are a true and fair representation of their financial position and success.  
  • You could be working for large retailers, banks and global organisations, making a meaningful impact in the work you do. 
  • There will be travel involved in this role, where you will have the opportunity to meet with your clients and conduct site visits. 
  • The work in Audit is seasonal and you can expect to be busier in the first four months of the year with more client visits. 


What is the role? 

  • Engage in diverse and complex audit projects, gaining insights into successful business components. 
  • Develop critical thinking skills to provide independent insight and high-quality Audit expertise. 
  • Contribute significantly to continuous improvement in Audit quality. 
  • Receive support from senior leaders, engagement leaders, and the broader Audit community. 
  • You will study towards your ACA professional qualification alongside your role and will access a range of support along the way. 
  • Explore various industry sectors or offices, with rotation opportunities in the final programme year. 
  • Leverage technical skills, commercial understanding, and industry knowledge for a varied and exciting long-term career. 
  • Experience a flexible work environment, balancing remote work with collaboration in offices or at client sites.


Entry Requirements 

  • GCSE Math Grade 5 or B (or equivalent) 
  • GCSE English Language Grade 5 or B (or equivalent) 
  • 120 UCAS points from your ‘top’ 3 A Level grades 
  • 2:1 undergraduate in any degree in any discipline 
  • Willing to be based at the Reading office (Hybrid role) 


Why should you apply? 

  • Competitive salary and flexible working. 
  • 25 days’ holiday, study leave, a day off for your birthday and opportunities for volunteering. 
  • Join an inclusive team that values individual wellbeing, embraces diversity, and makes a meaningful impact on people, the firm, audited companies, and communities. Thrive with curiosity, resilience, and agility. 
  • Engage in a tailored curriculum with a 5-day immersive induction, formal training, leadership sessions, and online events for continuous learning.  
  • Work towards the ACA or equivalent CA qualification, completing 15 ACA exams and benefiting from internal training. 
  • Tech-driven first-year focus on upskilling. 
  • Supported by BPP and the Early Careers Development team for swift and impactful learning. 


Why apply through Sanctuary Graduates? 

  • Continuous support throughout the application process. 
  • Opportunity for mentorship to guarantee success during the final stages. 
  • Guidance and preparation packs provided, tailored to support your application as you progress. 
  • Available contacts who will respond to your queries within 24 hours if you have any questions or concerns.