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Techincal Standards Group - Manager Audit Advisory/Training - London
Job ID #: 6247 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.

We are seeking to recruit a manager to join the Audit Advisory team within our Technical Standards Group supporting the audit practice. 

The successful candidate will have strong technical skills regarding auditing standards and the practical application of audit methodology together with some experience designing, developing and delivering content as a trainer. The role will be primarily based in London although some visits to other offices or training locations may be required.

Responsibilities will be divided into two main areas as follows:

Audit Methodology

As part of the Audit Advisory team, providing advice and guidance on audit methodology, ensuring compliance with ISAs and the firm’s audit approach including:

  • answering audit methodology queries from audit staff at all levels (email, telephone or in person)

  • writing and updating guidance material

  • ad hoc methodology related assignments



As part of the Technical Training team, who are responsible for ensuring the audit department’s technical training needs are met. This part of the role will include the following for the post qualified members of the audit department:

  • involvement in the design of blended learning solutions, be that online, face to face or through another medium

  • ownership of the development and delivery of the above content/curriculum

  • provision of support for the development and delivery of ‘group learning sessions’ which are led by partners and managers in the audit stream

performance of ‘training file reviews’ and provision of coaching

The successful candidate will have proven audit and training experience as well as an ability to communicate with partners and staff at all levels.


  • Wide-ranging practical experience regarding application of ISAs and audit methodology and use of audit software is essential; experience in IT auditing techniques would be an added advantage

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team and able to use own initiative

  • Experience of training design, development and delivery across multiple media

  • High attention to detail

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work

Qualifications and technical knowledge

  • ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification

  • Considers themselves an expert with regards to the UK auditing standards

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