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Trainee Audit Associate

BDO Ltd.
Jersey (GB) (JE)
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Accounting - practice
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

We are looking for Trainee Audit Associates to join our Audit Department. We have trainee opportunities for those early in their careers or for graduates.

You will commence a training contract and undertake a professional accountancy qualification. Your main role as an Audit Associate will be to assist more experienced audit staff. You will complete many routine and critical tasks to provide support to the wider team. You will learn on the job through observation and experience. 

Kindly note - we are unable to apply for a work permit for this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides a professional service to clients so that they feel confident in recommending the firm to others
  • Effectively uses and updates systems with personal, client and industry data to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Demonstrates an understanding of BDO product and services when advising clients
  • Uses facts to justify opinions/results
  • Develops solutions by contributing ideas and observations
  • Identifies problems, analyses information and asks questions
  • Takes an active interest in industry/sector developments 
  • Throughout the engagement, always has a clear focus on audit quality
  • Proficient in basic business skills e.g., literacy, numeracy and IT
  • Establishes good working relationships with clients
  • Always responds promptly to queries and requests; follows through and keeps contacts informed of progress
  • Demonstrates conscientiousness and commitment to problem solving
  • Organises facts, ideas and evidence logically
  • Contributes to the team activities and communication


  • No previous experience required, this is a trainee role.
  • Willingness to undertake an ICAEW qualification. 


If you are early in your career: 

  • Achieved A* - C in 3 A levels (or equivalent qualification)
  • Achieved A* - C or 9 - 4 in English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent qualification)

If you are a graduate: 

  • Above GCSE/A Level requirements
  • Achieved a 2:2 degree in any subject 

Personal Attributes

  • Demonstrates honesty, motivation and professional behaviour
  • Demonstrates eagerness to work towards common goals and works with others in a positive, co-operative and helpful manner
  • An analytical and problem-solving orientation.
  • Manages own time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Produces high quality work consistently, accurately and on time 


  • Thinks about issues and problems with questioning and open mindedness
  • Displays enthusiasm, accountability and commitment in interactions with clients and colleagues
  • Acts and communicates in a professional, friendly and efficient manner
  • Anticipates and responds to the needs and concerns of others
  • Supports team members with work priorities to avoid task overload
  • Demonstrates a desire to learn and increase own knowledge, take on new responsibilities and develop business advisory skills
  • Copes calmly and reacts flexibly when under pressure 


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