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20 common audit interview questions
Here are the questions you're most likely to be asked in an interview for an internship or graduate role in audit
Accounting application, interview and assessment day advice
Accounting firms are looking for driven, motivated and resilient people with intellectual agility and curiosity who can stay focused and get things done.
If you’re considering working in accounting in the future, a summer internship can provide you with an idea of what to expect and also open doors for you when the time comes to look for a graduate job.
Audit: the big 4 issue
Audit work in Britain is monopolised by the world's largest accountancy firms. The Gateway asks why, and what the implications are
Starting a career in accounting as a graduate opens up many opportunities.
Choosing an accounting firm to work for
To help you make sense of the landscape of professional services firms that are recruiting graduates, we've split the most important firms up into three groups according to their size, and provided a brief description of each.
Commercial awareness: Tesco
Our banker, lawyer, accountant and consultant consider this ongoing supermarket scandal
First year opportunities in accounting
In your first year at university you have access to plenty of opportunities to find out about accounting and accounting employers.
Professional services firms offer many different career paths to graduates. Employers in this sector can help you become an accountant, actuary, tax specialist or management consultant.
Qualifying as an accountant
Most accounting graduate schemes combine further study and-on-the job training leading to qualification as an accountant after three to five years.
Qualifying for the ACA, my story
A Senior Financial Accountant at a leading construction materials company tells us her path to qualifying
The Big Four: meet the world's top accounting firms
A guide to the world's top accounting firms
What can I do with the ACA accounting qualification?
The ACA qualification opens doors to limitless possibilities. We look at some of the different career paths taken by ICAEW Chartered Accountants.
What do professional services firms do?
The work done by professional services firms is normally divided into three broad areas: audit, tax and advisory. Here we look at each in a more detail, giving you a mental map to help you understand what being an accountant really means.
What's the difference between the Big Four accounting firms?
Is it just six of one and half-a-dozen of the other?
Whats the difference between the ACA, ACCA and CIMA qualifications?
Insights from The Gateway
Why you should consider becoming an auditor
Insights from a KPMG partner on what audit is, what auditors do, and why it's a great career path to choose
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