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The National Audit Office (NAO) is an independent body that helps to hold the UK government to account for how taxpayers’ money is spent. It's work is wide-ranging – from health and education to transport and defence - and its vision is to: 'Help the nation spend wisely.' It offers ACA training contracts to graduates.

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National Audit Office Large company

ICAEW routes on offer: Graduate route

Sector: Not for profit

Location: UK, London and Newcastle

Web Address: nao.org.uk

Company profile:

The NAO is an independent public body that helps the UK parliament hold government to account for how taxpayers’ money is spent. We provide assurance to the UK parliament through our audit work and add value to government by supporting its drive to improve public services. Our vision is to: 'Help the nation spend wisely'.

The public sector continues to face financial constraints, putting pressure on its ability to fund and provide high-quality services. It’s therefore an exciting time to be part of an organisation whose role has never been more relevant.

Our work is impactful and influential. We make a real difference by working closely with government bodies to understand the challenges they face, helping them make improvements in important public services. Our work is wide-ranging – from health and education to transport and defence.

Our people (there are around 820 of us in London and Newcastle) have a great reputation among our clients, the UK parliament, other international audit institutions and the wider accountancy profession for professionalism, rigour and judgement.

We invest in the skills and expertise of our people and give them responsibility at an early stage in their career. Our stretching but rewarding environment gives everyone the opportunity to realise their potential. We value people as individuals. This means recognising the unique perspective, talent and contribution each person brings.

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