JUNIOR AUDITOR DAY-TO-DAY / what auditors *actually* do & graduate advice (EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte)

JUNIOR AUDITOR DAY-TO-DAY / what auditors *actually* do & graduate advice (EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte)

In this video I talk about the day-to-day activities of a junior or graduate auditor, and generally what kind of work you would do in your first 1-3 years on the job. There’s a mixed bag of advice and description of work in this video, and would be particularly useful if you’re curious about the job having already got a role or want some background information for an interview – you could base a lot of questions or conversation in the interview about your potential role!

Part 2 now up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arnFL_yxo1c&t=2s

00:00 – 00:46 Intro
00:46 – 4:31 Overview of the job
4:35 – 5:52 Busy season
5:52- 7:56 Talking to the client
7:56 – 9:57 Technical advice

As always, any questions let me know!! Thanks for watching & supporting my channel, LY LOTZ xoxoxo

I’ve made my competency bible/interview prep available here (I will update as and when!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oqgFZTPVKqlshk77PwFKYK-8sU5xvxCZ6fPooFIjF_8/edit?usp=sharing

〰️ r e c e n t v i d s 〰️
How to create your own morning routine! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im34_rALLJ4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7CyvcpZ23A&t=157s
My Notion set-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj34iDubA2Q&t=283s
What does a Junior Auditor ACTUALLY do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-TCjokRfWY

〰️c a r e e r t i p s 〰️
What does a Junior Auditor ACTUALLY do? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-TCjokRfWY
Tips for your corporate job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_hoSOscFvE
Big 4 recruitment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXBTytq8gwc&t=2s
Junior auditors day-to-day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-TCjokRfWY

〰️ s a v e d o l l a 〰️
Avoid these MONEY MISTAKES if you’re a STUDENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTBAJp1pBu0&t=74s
Pay yourself first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qya-rJm0Ulk
Frugal living tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcLHxSP92cU
Things to stop buying to live better and save money: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP545J-IHD4&t=8s

〰️ p l a y l i s t s 〰️
Career playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXBTytq8gwc&list=PL2GxuCXHN-XVvQ2rKE3RBrukDBJ-JH4r5
Personal finance playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcLHxSP92cU&list=PL2GxuCXHN-XXiCWjZ8PgbNXOt93utKIrV
Fashion playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcGBn3y0hRA&list=PL2GxuCXHN-XV2lpWLjd8ENDyCAAeKcDZM

〰️ d e v o n t h e w e b 〰️
🌞 instagram: devamsha
🌞 blog: http://www.devamsha.com
🌞 pinterest: devamsha

Music credz:
Music by Liles Music – Shopping with Bae – https://thmatc.co/?l=DB496D61

🙎🏾‍♀️ a b o u t m e
I’m Devamsha and I’m currently a Big 4 grad working in Scotland, UK. I hope to help people find their way through post-grad life by sharing my own experiences navigating this world through career advice, self-development, personal finance and lifestyle videos. I try not to take life too seriously but i also take life way too seriously. Thanks for watching!!

#Big4 #FirstJob #Audit


  1. Geo Bell on October 3, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Im finishing my Bsc and my goal is to get in a big 4.Any tips on how to get in?Did you have any relevant experience?

  2. Hafsah Khan on October 3, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Oh my father also works in kpmg

  3. Gappi Cool on October 3, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Auditors are more sophisticated clerk.

  4. ChristianGarcia on October 3, 2021 at 9:26 am


  5. Joan Richelle Domingo on October 3, 2021 at 9:27 am

    I have some knowledge with the technical stuff like the Excel tips you’ve mentioned, and that’s one of the reasons why I want to take the audit, but I’m really really afraid because I don’t have a good foundation in auditing, especially auditing theories (when talking about the subject). Despite that, I still want to pursue this field because I think it would really help me improve my skills, and I am thinking maybe the actual training or work would help me better understand the audit. Anyway, would you still recommend the audit to me despite all these?

  6. Ziqian Li on October 3, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Ohh you have a rainbow on your T-shirt haha!

  7. Mariama Kaba on October 3, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Hi, I am on my third semester in college and I am planning on applying for an accounting internship. And how can I start ? Is it possible for me right now or you’ll have to have a certain degree before considering ?

  8. Dishant Rai on October 3, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Ctrl C + Ctrl V

  9. Charan Shetty on October 3, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Totally unrelated to the topic, but can you please tell me if employers there provide training contract for international students? I’m an ACCA affiliate and I’m planning to enrol for ACA ( I should only give 2 papers ) so I’m planning to move to UK to start my corporate life. Any help would be appreciated.

  10. Devamsha on October 3, 2021 at 9:34 am

    PART 2 NOW UP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arnFL_yxo1c&t=2s Thank you guys for watching & really glad this video is helpful!

  11. Joyce Adena on October 3, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Your CV that got the job please

  12. Swansea on October 3, 2021 at 9:39 am

    U fine af

  13. faveyess on October 3, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Hey! oh my god! I’m so thankful for this video. It was very informative. Subscribed xx

  14. Faris Hamizan on October 3, 2021 at 9:42 am

    thank you for the tips! Im really nervous 🙁 will be starting my career as an auditor next week. ive been reading my acca notes, standards and all study materials since i got the offer letter so i wont look dumb. your videos are really helpful, now i got more things to read and learn xD

  15. Keelan Waldron on October 3, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Should do a video on politically incorrect audit tips; how to slack, essentially. I’m sure you’ve picked some of these up. For one, overpick samples so you can delete the problematic ones at the end (lol). Don’t pick foreign currency samples so then you don’t have to spend time recalculating the exchange rate. If you’re doing PPE/fixed asset verification, if it looks vaguely like a JCB, then it must be the right asset — just tick it.

    And my personal favourite, strategically allocating performance materiality to untested areas in a given section so you can avoid the annoyingly difficult areas. Are you testing debtors/receivables and trade debtors and prepayments are both immaterial but you don’t fancy testing prepayments? Of course, just test trade debtors and then you can slap the ‘immaterial for further testing’ label on prepayments and you’re SORTED.

  16. liew tze haw on October 3, 2021 at 9:42 am

    how to use formula and macro into the audit engagement

  17. Mohsin Safy on October 3, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Greatful to hear what’s coming ahead

  18. zCharged on October 3, 2021 at 9:44 am

    have you ever audited the police before?

  19. Mike W on October 3, 2021 at 9:44 am

    What auditors do:
    1. Research an audit.
    2. Test the transactions, programs, etc for the audit.
    3. Create and update workpapers.
    4. Draft a report
    5. Management take the report, say your testing sucks and write what they want in the report.
    6. Repeat.

  20. JALEN BURKS on October 3, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for this! I start big 4 in January and I am extremely nervous and i have anxiety that has been taking over during preparation.

  21. IISourAyyII on October 3, 2021 at 9:45 am

    this girl is pretty hot, lol

  22. Diana Kondor on October 3, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Can you get a job at pwc with a associates degree?

  23. Accountechx on October 3, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Great tips devamsha

  24. Flavio Matheus da Silva on October 3, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Brazil here!!! Like if you can breathe hahah

  25. Ezenwa Favour on October 3, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Thanks alot, I enjoyed the video

  26. sov19871987 on October 3, 2021 at 9:56 am

    KPMG – radio station

  27. Eráclito on October 3, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Much better consulting

  28. Zayn1211 on October 3, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Watching this, just a day after getting placed in Deloitte!

  29. dandarealdonify on October 3, 2021 at 9:58 am

    In the Big 4, during busy season can the extra hours be claimed as overtime? Do you usually get paid a higher rate for overtime? Or is it just expected in the standard salary?

  30. Fariha Tabassum on October 3, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Thank you for that line – have some time for your hobbies to keep hold of your sanity

  31. Aina Andrianatoandro on October 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Come to think of it, all the things you’ve said in this video are 100% accurate. Being a Junior myself, I was curious about the similarities between audit firms. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  32. TT Fiveee on October 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Thank you Devamsha! I really enjoy watching this video. Being a person who’s just preparing KPMG audit interviews, the detailed experience and tips are really valuable that I’ve never get the chance to learned them from any campus networking events. I am actually pretty excited to have the interviews!!! Appreciated and subscribed!!!!

  33. Yom Sharina Abd. Lahsan on October 3, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Wished I had this when I was working in an audit firm many moons ago. Great video and initiative!

  34. Saurabh Upadhyay on October 3, 2021 at 10:01 am

    What’s your salary ?

  35. Positive_Vibes_24 on October 3, 2021 at 10:04 am

    The odds…..This was shared on my bday and I recently landed an offer at a Mid-Sized Public Accounting firm as an Auditor (Start Date in November). I’m seeking advice on how to perform well. Thanks for sharing!

  36. i-want-fries on October 3, 2021 at 10:04 am

    oh my god this is so reassuring for me thank you

  37. Darque on October 3, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Do you think apprentices (school leaver) at big4 firms have less of an opportunity than graduates? Does the degree make a big difference in term of progression as opposed to just completing the aca?

  38. Meharyar Hassan on October 3, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Cash can never be a lower risk account, its always designated as a high risk due to its nature.

  39. Gilbert Moreno on October 3, 2021 at 10:08 am

    How’s the kool aid tasting?

  40. Federico Poletti on October 3, 2021 at 10:11 am

    I worked for KPMG, bad excerience…

  41. fatih y on October 3, 2021 at 10:13 am

    A novice junior auditor not doing all of what you mention.
    First when they became an auditor, basically 3 years after. (Depends on degree)

  42. Xehanort Xerra on October 3, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Who would dislike this video

  43. Samir Kovacevic on October 3, 2021 at 10:17 am

    the only thing you do at a big4 company is dying from inside every day a little more

  44. Amandeep Singh on October 3, 2021 at 10:22 am

    It was a wonderful explanation of responsibilities of the junior auditor. Really appreciate it and learnt a lot from this video. Thankyou!

  45. Gurjass Singh on October 3, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Very informational. Thanks from all accounting graduates