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International Audit Senior - London
Job ID #: 6390 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.




The Audit Senior works as part of an audit team or takes responsibility for running the audit, working directly with the client under manager supervision.  The Audit Senior manages the audit team and supervises the audit process to ensure our audits are of high quality. The Audit Senior will form part of the International Team and will work both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. There will be a need for international travel of up to 10 – 12 weeks overseas.




  • Assists in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment for manager or partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.

  • Predominant amount of time will be spent off-site at clients’ premises.

  • Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.

  • Produce work for the Manager and/or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.

  • Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers.

  • Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit

  • Take primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager.

  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office.

  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements

  • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities




  • Newly Qualified ACA/ICAS Qualified or overseas equivalent.
  • Educated up to degree level or CTS.
  • Travel to overseas jurisdictions to undertake the audit fieldwork, overseas travel requirements will be up to 10 – 12 weeks
  • Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site.
  • Working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
  • Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.

 

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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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