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FS Consultant - London
Job ID #: 6798 Location: London
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: Not Indicated



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.




Due to our continued growth within Financial Services Advisory, we are looking for senior consultants with experience in regulatory consulting across the sector.

Our clients range across the sectors of Banking (typically UK banks, challenger banks and foreign banks), insurance, wealth management and asset management. Typical projects within Financial Services Advisory consist of:

  • Advice on emerging regulatory requirements.
  • Provision of regulatory support and guidance.
  • Reviews of risk management and compliance arrangements and effectiveness of control functions.
  • Development of risk and compliance arrangements and controls assurance frameworks.
  • Section 166 Skilled Person Review work on a variety of areas such as corporate governance, credit risk, operational risk and prudential matters.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals, who are articulate, possess great attention to detail and report writing skills.

We are interested in individuals with experience of either banking, investment firms, capital markets, insurance or intermediaries or a combination of these. Specifically we are looking for individuals with minimum three years’ experience, have previous FS regulation experience, a professional qualification or near-qualified (ACA, ACCA, IIA or MCSI) and are keen on becoming an integral part of this growing team.

The role will involve “hands on” project delivery on a variety of advisory projects plus involvement in internal projects such as training, methodology development and technical research.

 

The role also provides potential for longer term career progression for the right candidate in this rapidly developing area of the Firm.

 




The key responsibilities of the successful individual will be:

  • Assisting the engagement manager in engagement planning, taking a lead on the completion of fieldwork and report drafting
  • Assist firms in understanding the impact of regulatory developments and provide guidance on the application of regulatory requirements
  • Ensuring timely project completion by adherence to pre-determined timeframes and effectively prioritising tasks
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and the wider BDO financial services network
  • Assist in the analysis of new regulation and legislation, identifying impact on target market and potential client offerings
  • Assisting in business development including bid production, targeting and networking.




The ideal individual will meet the following criteria:

  • Excellent and demonstrable report writing skills
  • Previous experience of regulation, risk management or compliance gained in consultancy or with a regulator
  • Good knowledge of one or more sectors or regulatory focus areas
  • Good working knowledge of areas of the FCA / PRA Handbook
  • Ability to plan, undertake and deliver projects including reviews and monitoring / assurance work
  • Proven project management and client handling skills
  • Experience dealing with client stakeholders and senior management.

 

Qualification and skills

The ideal individual will meet the following criteria:

  • Professionally qualified/near qualified with a recognised accounting/industry body, ACA, ACCA, IIA or MCSI. Individuals on track to be exam and time qualified this year will also be considered
  • Regulatory experience including practical experience ideally in a Big 4 Accountancy firm or mid-tier professional services firm
  • Exposure to financial services regulation is essential.


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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