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Audit Associate - SSC - Liverpool
Job ID #: 6450 Location: Liverpool
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Bachelor's Degree
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 firm is looking to recruit a Audit Associate to join the Audit Support Hub based in Liverpool. This team is one of several Hubs within BDO’s rapidly growing Shared Service Centre (SSC).  SSC team members work internally within the business providing support to the client facing members of the firm.


The Audit Support Hub provides audit set-up, planning and completion support to Audit stream clients as well as assisting in the delivery of BDO’s own data analytics tool.

This will be a challenging and rewarding role where you will:


  • Support regional client facing audit teams with multiple aspects of the annual audit process by:


    • Providing Quality Assurance of audit file set up, data analysis and report generation done by our Audit Hub Assistants

    • Mentoring and supervising more junior members of the Audit Hub

    • Becoming involved in training new Hub Assistants to perform audit file set up


  • Work extensively with BDO’s proprietary audit support systems and processes


  • Deal with internal queries with colleagues and teams across BDO UK


  • Provide support to other colleague teams dependent upon seasonality of core work


Role specific training will be provided.


  • AAT Qualified or equivalent part qualification in ACCA/ACA


  • Over 2 years of relevant audit or accounts work experience


  • IT skills - strong working knowledge of MS Office and similar desktop applications. Willingness to learn new systems is essential


  • Well presented with a professional level of communication – both verbal and written


  • Good time management, organisation skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks with limited supervision


  • Ability to work well in a team environment & mentoring/supervising experience is advantageous


  • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach

    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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