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Opening date: 23/08/2017
Closing date: 20/09/2017
The Audit Assistant Manager will be based in one of the named BDO offices (see below) and work as part of an audit team, or take responsibility for running the audit. The Audit Assistant Managers are to be based in one of the following offices:
An Audit Assistant Manager’s primary responsibility is to manage the on-site audit delivery – liaising between the Audit engagement team, and the client to ensure the assignments are delivered to a high quality and within agreed timescales.
We are recruiting Audit Assistant Managers for the following sectors:
Real Estate, Professional Services, Consumer Markets, Technology Media, Energy Mining and Industry.
Take responsibility for planning, executing and finalising all areas of the audit assignment for Manager or Partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.
Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.
Some responsibility for own clients and portfolio, reporting directly to a Director or Partner.
Produce work for 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 or Partner.
Build and maintain strong relationships with new and established clients, identifying opportunities and be a point of contact for clients throughout the year.
Manage against budgets, agree and negotiate fees and agree cash collection..
Conduct rigorous project and financial management on all projects, completing projects within agreed timescales and raising issues in a timely manner.
Supervise, coach, develop and appraise trainees and executives within teams, on client premises and in the office.
Actively provide regular feedback to trainees and executives, assisting them with their development plans and preparing engagement appraisals.
Ensures job appraisals are completed for staff within set deadlines.
Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements.
Take a leading and active role in group, stream and firm wide activities.
Assist in the development and delivery of training of the audit team and wider audit group.
- Qualified ACA/ICAS Qualified or overseas equivalent.
- Educated up to degree level or CTS.
- Experience supervising and coaching junior members on client premises and in the office.
- Experience managing projects.
- Experience producing reports, completion memos and presentations for clients.
- Working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
- Experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures.
- Working knowledge of financial products, firm services, issues regarding advice, and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.
- Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends.
- Sector experience.
- Experience with listed clients.
- Experience auditing international groups.
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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.