BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.
We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.
BDO LLP operates in 18 offices across the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £428m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $8.1bn.
Our Risk & Advisory team provides an expert service to many types of organisations including corporates and not for profit entities (essentially any organisation not in public sector or financial services). We have an opportunity for a manager to join our team, leading on the delivery of a significant programme to a client in the natural resources sector. This is a great opportunity for an individual to demonstrate their project management skills, working with Risk Advisory teams across our global network.
You will work as part of our London team implementing a variety of audit processes in this client facing role.
Key services the team provides include internal audit, commercial compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, SOX work, assurance mapping, ISAE 3402 review, risk consulting and quality reviews of internal audit departments being some examples.
The primary responsibility of the Audit Manager will be to deal with all matters relating to the programme referred to above. However there may also be opportunities to get involved with other client work, business development and in the management of the group and on occasions the wider firm. On occasion the individual may become involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.
Manage client project activities and client relationships on a day to day basis.
Act as a major point of contact within the firm for the client together with the Senior Manager and Partner. This includes responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping the client informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided and maintaining regular contact with the client. In summary ensuring excellent client service is delivered at all times.
Build and maintain strong relationships with the client’s key stakeholders, being a principal point of contact throughout the year.
Manage the project team, ensuring key milestones are met, anticipating problems and escalating issues which require senior manager attention.
Liaise with colleagues in our global network to ensure smooth delivery of the service. Manage any issues relating to BDO’s delivery globally.
Manage individuals to ensure that work is completed on time and to the highest quality. Review audit files and audit reports, including assessment of the appropriateness of the recommendation.
Ensure project outputs are of a high standard, ensuring any reports having been appropriately quality assured.
Ensure efficient use of resources on the project. Coach and manage the project team to get the best outcomes from both a quality and commercial perspective.
Responsible for financial management in respect of the client.
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. This 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.
CMIIA / CCAB qualified or overseas equivalent.
Relevant managerial experience which relates to internal audit or in project management.
Experience of managing global assignments.
Oil and gas experience is preferable.
Awareness of compliance, legislative and market issues relevant to client businesses.
Experience of managing a portfolio of clients, inputting into the overall audit strategy and plan, scoping audits, briefing staff and supervising audit delivery.
Experience of reviewing audit files and audit reports.
Previous experience of managing people.
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