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.
Opening date: 21/09/2017
Closing date: 19/10/2017
BDO’s dedicated financial services team provides services to clients varying from large international financial institutions to AIM listed companies, new entrants and innovative challenger brands. We provide full audit, tax and specialist risk and regulation advisory services across the Asset Management, Banking and Retail Finance, Capital Markets, Insurance and Technology Risk industry sectors.
The financial services sector is evolving and adapting as a result of intense competition, unprecedented economic turbulence and increasing customer expectations. It is a fiercely competitive and increasingly regulated environment where it is vital to demonstrate integrity, transparency and innovation to win customers and to stay ahead of the competition.
At BDO we truly understand the issues our clients face and have a complete commitment to delivering exceptional client service. We are recruiting an audit manager to join our growing team. As an audit manager, you will be a key member of the audit group and will be responsible for servicing clients, directing all assurance services delivered and managing our people and practice.
Act as audit manager on a range of financial services clients. Overall responsibility for each assignment will be retained by the Partner
Responsible for leading and directing all aspects of audit services delivered
People management responsibilities covering resource planning and allocation, performance management, training and recommendations for promotion. Act as a mentor to team members and provide coaching with a view to assisting them to achieve their personal career goals. Act as a role model for Assistant Manager level
Responsible for maximising profitability from a portfolio of clients and taking responsibility for budgeting, WiP control and billing
Liaison with central departments on risk management, technical and other matters
Take part in wider practice management at local level
Support Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in group sales and marketing activity, including playing a leading role in client pitch teams, attendance at group networking, and other marketing events as appropriate
Participate in Key Account Management
Engage with clients directly on technical and audit judgement decisions.
ACA/ICAS qualified or overseas equivalent
Educated up to degree level or CTS
Previous Audit Manager or Assistant Manager in practice
Listed client and financial services client experience desirable
Knowledge of the CASS rules and experience of client money and assets audits, reporting to the FCA desirable
Excellent working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements
Managing and developing staff (not only audit teams), i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, counselling, appraising, recruiting etc.
Proven experience in managing a wide portfolio of concurrent projects and project teams in a project management framework