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Audit Technician - Gatwick
Job ID #: 6544 Location: Gatwick
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full-Time - Fixed Term Contract Qualification level: Part qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: 12 months

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.

An Audit Technician will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget

  • Complete work outlined in APT audit programme and record conclusions drawn from the audit work in order to enable a reviewer to assess potential risks or issues

  • Assist in documenting client statutory information by review of online resources

  • Liaise with 3rd parties to ensure external confirmations of client balances are received, checked and attached into the APT audit file on a timely basis

  • Identify matters arising on a section in an audit file for inclusion in notes for Partner

  • Complete small sections of an audit file with the support of a senior

  • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence

  • Help identify types of controls (ELCs, ALCs) that can be found in a client’s business and determine which elements should be confirmed for design & implementation

  • Raise and then post audit adjustments through a set of financial statements following discussion with the client

  • Help draft the wording of MLPs identifying recommendations for clients on the deficiencies or other findings arising during the course of the audit

  • Provide onsite and offsite assistance and project management support to Audit Seniors, Managers and Partners

  • Gain an understanding of client structures, finance team roles and sector/industry issues

  • Perform tasks in a cost effective manner and notify Seniors/Manager of additional time costs

  • Liaise with clients and BDO colleagues via email, phone and in person

  • Attend relevant internal and external client meetings

  • Prepare appropriately structured WPs and gain a working knowledge of the firm’s software tools (APT, Perfect Information)

  • Act as a representative of the firm whilst on client premises

  • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group.

  • Minimum of education at A level for the role in question (also Maths and English - GCSE)

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