BDO Limited (Jersey, Channel Islands)

Trainee Audit Associate (Class of 2024)

Competitive salary + benefits
10 Jun 2024
09 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

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

Skills, Knowledge and Attributes


  • No previous experience required, this is a trainee role.
  • Willingness to undertake ACCA or equivalent 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 


Employees at BDO enjoy an attractive benefits package as part of our continuous employee value commitment. 

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance, including dental and optical cover
  • Proactive learning environment
  • Company-wide social and team events
  • Monthly wellbeing activities
  • Access to the latest technologies
  • An environment to be yourself

About The BDO Group

Be part of BDO and C5 (The BDO Group)

As a friendly, ambitious and progressive company, we are focused on the delivery for positive impact. As we continue to expand our business, we are looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our growing team.

By joining our company, you will become part of a collaborative pool of specialists with the opportunity to build a rewarding career and make a valuable contribution to the industry. 

We're a people-powered business and committed to being the employer of choice where all of our teams have the opportunity to succeed, be proud and enjoy a long and rewarding career. We achieve this by being an agile and entrepreneurially led firm, possessing a values-based culture with innovation & technology at our core. We offer a compelling and evolving EVP including personal career development in an environment with a multi-disciplinary approach. As part of the BDO network, we are part of a global brand and have access to our international colleagues. As a unified business we have a genuine belief in shared success.

Please note that we are unable to apply for a work permit for this role. 

For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below. 

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