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.
Our Risk and Advisory Services (RAS) team provides an expert service to many types of organisations in the both the private and public sector. You will work as part of a team implementing a variety of internal audit processes in this client facing role, working on a wide range of clients and varying assignments across commercial, housing, health and education sectors. You will gain experience working across a variety of sectors to give you a range of commercial and public sector experience.
Key services include risk management, outsourced and co-sourced internal audit, ad hoc value for money projects, and other Assurance and Advisory engagements.
The primary responsibility of the Audit Manager will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. Will also provide assistance to Partners in both client work and in the management of the group and on occasions the wider firm. On occasion 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/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 additional billings.
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 sales opportunities with new clients, and inform the Partner as appropriate.
Support Partners and Senior Managers 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 any new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.
Recruit, retain, 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.
Will work as part of management team with other Managers within the business group (e.g. resource planning, merit rate meetings and efficiency gains)
Act as an ambassador of the firm, participates in office marketing events, keeps abreast of the wide range of service the firm offers.
Act as a role model for trainees and executives.
ACA/ICAS/CIPFA/CIIA qualified or overseas equivalent.
Previous experience of managing people.
Good working knowledge of risk management and internal audit requirements.
Experience of process/systems/controls testing.
Project Management experience.
Experience of working with Commercial and/or Public Sector clients.
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.