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RAS Internal Audit Senior - London
Job ID #: 6214 Location: London
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

BDO. Because relationships matter.

BDO LLP is one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market. We are a member of BDO International, which has more than 1,260 offices worldwide, spread across 147 countries. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.

At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realize your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognize and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success. We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return.

Being at BDO is personally as well as professionally fulfilling. Relationships matter, and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.

A Senior Auditor takes responsibility for running audits, and supervising the work of more junior staff, working directly with our clients under manager supervision. Senior auditors get involved in a range of audits and projects, and will gain broad experience of delivering audits and related projects across our commercial and not for profit client base.

  • Conduct audits from planning to final reporting, using experience and judgement to apply BDO’s internal audit methodology, seeking guidance from managers as required.

  • Execute a wide variety of audit tests/ procedures and accurately interpret results, whilst ensuring the work is competently and efficiently performed in accordance with professional standards.

  • Apply internal control concepts in a wide variety of settings, develop appropriate testing approaches and assess the exposures resulting from ineffective or missing control practices.

  • Understand the financial, operational, and compliance risks which effect activities. Demonstrate the ability to identify and appropriately define those risks, and formulate recommendations which are appropriate, practical and cost-effective.

  • Prioritise work so resources are devoted to areas of highest risk in line with the audit needs assessment.

  • Consistently document relevant facts and information which support the work performed and conclusions drawn, so other reviewers can follow the auditor's logic in line with the BDO internal audit methodology and quality assurance requirements.

  • Effectively evaluate audit results, weighing the relevancy, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against the accumulated audit evidence. Be effective in communicating audit results, both verbally and in writing (will be reviewed by senior members) so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context, and understood by the recipient.

  • Communicate in a proactive and professional manner with clients.

  • Be proactive in making business decisions, for example, providing solutions for any client challenges.

  • Demonstrate effective time management skills by completing assignments within time budgets and calendar schedules while handling multiple tasks.

  • Exhibit creativity and innovation in recommending improvements to audit practices and processes.

  • Engage in professional development activities, including completion of a professional certification programme.

  • Supervise, coach, support and develop junior members of the internal audit team and always share expertise within the team.

  • Contribute to, and participate in the growth and development of our team i.e. marketing, networking and business development activities.

  • Be a team player – collaborating with colleagues to assist with continuous improvement in everything we do.

  • Relevant experience, of which 1 year or more is in internal audit.

  • CMIIA (CIA + 3 QIAL case studies) or CCAB qualified.

  • Proficient in MS Office and flow charting software.

  • Experience with data analytics software preferable but training will be provided

  • Full driving licence and own car is preferable (flexibility to travel on a regular basis locally with potential for wider travel including international assignments).

    Our Agency Policy

BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team. We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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