Ensuring taxpayers’ money is spent well.

Our Public Sector team provides external audit services to complex, large-scale organisations such as Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and all areas of central government. The technical challenges are similar to auditing commercial organisations, but with a particular focus on ensuring value for money.

Many different factors impact on public sector audits: the changing regulatory environment, growing requirements to integrate public services, working with private sector providers and jointly with other public sector organisations. We look for adaptable, flexible people who can empathise with our clients’ changing operational environment and educate them about the audit process and its benefits. Some people are particularly drawn to public sector work as they enjoy helping to regulate and improve organisations with wider social benefit.

As most of our audit activity takes place at client sites, you may spend short periods working away from home, but you will always be part of a wider team that you can turn to for support and advice. 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 qualification – provides an excellent foundation for a future career in the public or corporate sector.

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