Graduate Audit - Technology Audit Birmingham Autumn 2022

KPMG International Cooperative · Competitive · Birmingham
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The team provides specialist IT audit support to our external and internal audits, including the use of data analytics, as well as attestation over the use of technology at third parties. We assess the control risks related to the information assets, either in IT management processes, financial and operational applications, technology infrastructure or technology projects. The nature of our work is largely investigative, whereby we look at the processes and controls that an organisation has in place to secure the data transacted through their IT systems.

Our 3 year graduate programme is designed to offer audit work experience, exposure and the support you need to secure a successful career in Technology Audit (Information Risk Management). We will help you to develop your technology, process and data audit skills, commercial acumen and gain a flair for business to enable you to deliver quality outcomes and real value results. As a graduate, it provides a solid grounding for understanding IT. Whilst you dont necessarily need to be a technical guru (our current graduates have degrees in a variety of subjects), we are looking for individuals who have a desire to get involved in a variety of projects. Most importantly, youll have an appetite to learn about technology and how we can best support audit engagements in assessing IT control environments.

Like the companies we audit, were 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.



Programme Length:

3 years


ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)

Entry Requirements:

As a general rule, youll be expected to meet the following requirements (*or equivalents)

+ Minimum Grade B GCSE* Maths

+ Minimum Grade B GCSE* English Language

+ Minimum of 120 UCAS points* under the 2017 tariff point system at A Level

+ Minimum 2:1 degree in any discipline

Please note, we only consider a candidates top 3 A-Level grades and do not accept General Studies.

At KPMG, we look at more than just your academic results. We will review your application, together with your performance in our assessments, to ensure that you have the best opportunity to demonstrate your potential. We will be considering your strengths and achievements alongside a number of other metrics, including technical background and/or experience, to ensure that you have the skills to succeed at KPMG.

Key Skills:

Throughout the recruitment process we will be looking to learn more about your strengths.

To be successful on this programme, you will be required to demonstrate the strengths that we look for in our graduates at KPMG.

Learn more about what we look for and how to apply here.

Training and Development:

As a Technology Audit Graduate, your training and development will follow the Graduate Learning Pathway. This is a well-rounded training and development plan, and comprises of technical training, personal development, and career development courses to help you make the most of your programme.

When you join the team, your initial training will be geared towards equipping you with the requisite skills and knowledge to support our teams of IT Audit specialists. You can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of IT systems; financial processes and controls. You will study for the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB). This mandatory qualification provides knowledge and practical skills in 3 key areas: Finance, Accounting and Business. There are 6 modules: Accounting, Assurance, Law, Business Finance, Principles of Tax and Management Information.

The programme uses innovative technology and is delivered via a blend of Online Classroom Live and recorded courses plus in-centre classroom courses. It also has wrap-around support which consists of dedicated professional coaches, online portal content and live and recorded additional study sessions, which means there is a form of support for your every need.

We offer on-the-job coaching and access to wide-ranging online training resources that will help you to manage your time, influence stakeholders, manage finances and develop leadership skills.

During your programme you will also have the power to shape your own development by augmenting the Learning Pathway with courses from the KPMG Business School and a variety of online platforms. In some cases, it may also be possible to study towards professional qualifications such as: ITIL Foundation, COBiT Foundation, ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and TOGAF.

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