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Audit Wales

Updated: November, 2020

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

About Audit Wales

We’re an organisation that has reach across Wales’s entire public sector, auditing public spending of some £19 billion annually. On behalf of the people of Wales, we examine public spending and identify ways to improve public services. Our work supports the effective scrutiny of public money by the Senedd and locally elected representatives, and we are entirely independent of government. Our purpose is to:

  • Assure the people of Wales that public money is well managed
  • Explain how public money is being used to meet people’s needs
  • Inspire and empower the Welsh public sector to improve

Audit Wales is a fun and friendly place to work, with an incredibly supportive culture and one where we’re working hard to truly embed our values and behaviours in all that we do and how we do it.

We embrace diversity in all its forms so welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with many different skills, experiences and perspectives. This is what helps us to create a GREAT place to work and make an even bigger difference through the work we do across Wales.

We want to strengthen our workforce diversity particularly in terms of people who are black, Asian, or from other ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people who are carers and people who are LGBT+.

We’re committed to working smarter, we’ve got great technology that supports us, we’re building our coaching skills to empower and inspire each other, and we invest heavily in ongoing learning and development.

We pride ourselves on the pay and benefits we offer, what you can expect are:

  • a competitive starting salary circa £21,000
  • travel allowance of £3350, subject to eligibility criteria
  • fully paid accountancy training and student membership of ICAEW/AAT
  • first class accountancy training with an external provider, with exam pass rates above the national average
  • salary advance of up to £1,500 for a tenancy deposit
  • 33 days annual leave (plus public holidays)
  • buying and selling annual leave (following the first anniversary of joining)
  • access to the Civil Service Pension Scheme
  • flexible working arrangements
  • a 35-hour working week, worked on a Monday to Friday basis. However, we have lots of flexibility to deliver our work as we operate within a smarter working environment where delivering business need is the priority

So, if this has interested you and you are keen to start a career in accounting, we recruit annually for:

  • Graduate trainees - we offer a four-year training programme for individuals with a good academic background, naturally inquisitive, enjoy teamwork, have an interest in public services then our graduate role is the one for you
  • AAT apprentices- we offer a three-year programme to train with the Association of Accounting Technicians. We are looking for applicants with 3 A-Levels at grade C or above in any discipline or equivalent qualification and can demonstrate a strong teamwork ethos; excellent attention to detail; good communication skills; and a desire to continually develop.

More information

Work sectors

public sector


Abergele, Caernarfon, Cardiff, Ewloe, Swansea

opportunities in Cardiff, Penllergaer, Abergele, Ewloe and Caernarfon

Contact details

02920 320547
24 Cathedral Road
CF11 9LJ

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