We help public sector organisations make the most of their resources.

BDO is committed to providing up-to-date advice for public sector clients as they navigate uncertain times and new challenges. From reviewing the way that hospitals run their theatres to looking at waste management operations in a local authority, the range of work we handle is both diverse and stimulating.

We provide Internal Audit services to local authorities, NHS trusts, foundation trusts, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and all areas of central government. We help them deal with challenges such as reduced funding, changing regulations and growing requirements to integrate public services and work with private sector providers.

The sheer variety of audit work means this area suits inquisitive people who embrace new experiences and enjoy acquiring new knowledge. We’ll encourage you to work independently from an early stage, so you’ll need the confidence to conduct meetings with board-level clients and to manage your own workload effectively. There is some travel to client sites but also a great deal of flexibility around how you deliver results.

During the early years of your career, we offer you a wide range of audit and client experience that – in conjunction with a professional accountancy or internal audit qualification (ACCA, ICAEW, CIPFA, CIA, CMIIA) – provides an excellent foundation for a future career in a range of commercial and non-commercial sectors. However, many of our trainees enjoy working to improve organisations that directly impact on their own daily lives and choose to progress to more senior positions within this stream at BDO.

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