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Audit Manager - Guernsey
Job ID #: 6458 Location: Guernsey
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 primary responsibility of the Audit Manager will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. The Audit Manager will also provide assistance to Partners in both client work and in the management of the team and on occasions the wider firm. On occasion you may become involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.

  • Act as a major point of contact within the firm for the client together with the Partner.  This includes responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests and needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided and maintaining regular contact with clients.

  • Responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of clients.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients at senior levels, being a principal point of contact throughout the year. Develop a strong commercial understanding of the clients’ businesses.

  • Complete assignments within agreed budgets and timescales and identify opportunities for strong commercial management.

  • Ensure assignments are staffed with the appropriate mix of knowledge and skills required.

  • Ensure that the firm’s risk management and quality control procedures are adhered to at all times.

  • Identify and recognise business and growth opportunities with new clients, and inform the Partner as appropriate.

  • Support Partners and Responsible Individuals in the development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity.

  • Support Partners with the implementation and communication of new business strategies for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.

  • Recruit, supervise, coach, develop and motivate our employees, which includes participating in graduate recruitment, ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for counselees.

  • Work as part of management team with other Audit Managers within the business group (e.g. resource planning, performance appraisals and efficiency gains)

  • Act as an ambassador of the firm, participate in office marketing events, keep abreast of the wide range of service the firm offers.

  • Act as a role model for trainees and executives.


  • ACCA/ACA/ICAS qualified or overseas equivalent.
  • Previous experience of managing people.
  • Good working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
  • Working knowledge of financial products, the firm’s services, issues regarding advice, regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering.
  • Experience of systems and controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures.
  • Project Management experience.


  • Sector experience appropriate to BDO clients
  • Experience with listed clients
  • Experience of Guernsey and UK reporting requirements
  • Experience auditing international groups and working with other world wide BDO offices.

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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