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Senior Associate - Data Analytics - SSC - Liverpool
Job ID #: 6890 Location: Liverpool
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Bachelor's Degree
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.

Role Description:


The firm is looking to recruit a Data Analytics Delivery Senior Associate to join the Audit Hub based in central Liverpool. This team is one of several Hubs within BDO’s rapidly growing Shared Service Centre (SSC).  SSC team members work internally within the business providing support to the client facing members of the firm.


BDO Advantage is the data analytics tool used to analyse a client’s entire dataset.  It runs using Qlikview and provides powerful visualisations which help auditors to understand client transactions and identify outliers. Audit of journals is the first area for which the tool is being widely used.

Role summary:

This will be a challenging and rewarding role where you will:

• Work extensively with BDO Advantage software to support regional client facing audit teams to analyse client data and produce digital dashboards for the audit teams to use

• Liaise with and support audit teams and clients during the data extraction process

• Supervise a team of Data Analytics Assistants. Allocate and review work within the team.

• Provide technical oversight and query resolution for team members and internal clients
• Contribute feedback and recommendations on process and tools used
• Deliver team outputs to agreed timescale, quality and volume
• Provide support to other colleague teams dependent upon seasonality of core work

Technical requirements and professional skills:

• Highly developed IT skills – Expert knowledge of MS products (Excel, Access) and some exposure to data analytics tools is highly desirable. Willingness to learn new systems is essential

• Intermediate knowledge of coding/scripting advantageous

• Staff supervisory experience or a strong desire to develop these skills
• Experience in either audit or finance would be useful
• Well presented with a professional level of communication – both verbal and written
• Good time management, organisation skills and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks with limited supervision

• Ability to work well in a team environment
• Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach

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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