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Senior Audit Manager –Housing, Charities, Education London/Gatwick
Job ID #: 6789 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.




We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our growing team and manage a portfolio of work recently won.  The primary responsibility of the Audit Manager or Senior Manager will be to manage a portfolio of clients predominantly in the Social Housing sectors.  This role can then be moulded to the preferences of the candidate for example combining charities or education or commercial real estate.

As Audit Manager you will deal with all matters relating to the management of your portfolio of clients and will also provide assistance to Partners in both client work and in the management of the Not-for-Profit Team.  You will also play a significant role in the delivery of BDO’s national Not-for-Profit strategy including its growth plans. 

This role could suit someone wanting flexible working arrangements as we are willing to offer this role on the basis of 4 days a week or term-time only if that would be desirable to the candidate.




  • Act as a key 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.

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with clients at senior levels, being a principal point of contact throughout the year. Developing a strong commercial understanding of the clients’ businesses.

  • Completing assignments within agreed budgets and timescales and identifying opportunities for additional billings.

  • Ensuring assignments are staffed with the appropriate mix of knowledge and skills required.

  • Ensuring that the firm’s risk management and quality control procedures are adhered to at all times.

  • Identifying and recognising business and sales opportunities with new clients, and discussing with the Partner as appropriate.

  • Supporting Partners and Directors in the development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity.

  • Supporting Partners and Directors with the implementation and communication of any new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.

  • Developing and motivating our employees, ensuring constructive feedback is given on a timely basis.

  • Working as part of management team with other Audit Managers within the business group (e.g. resource planning, merit rate meetings and efficiency gains)

  • Acting as an ambassador of the firm, participating in office and sector marketing events, keeping abreast of the wide range of services the firm offers.

  • Acting as a role model for more junior members of the team.




  • ACA/ICAS qualified or overseas equivalent.

  • Previous experience of managing people and proven ability to work as part of a team and provide leadership.

  • Good working knowledge of UKGAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.

  • Working knowledge and experience of Housing SORP and financial reporting requirements, sector issues, statutory accounts and disclosures.

  • Working knowledge of financial products, firm services, issues regarding advice and regulation and compliance, including anti-money laundering and ethics.

  • Experience of systems/controls testing as well as data analytics and substantive auditing

  • Experience of working with complex organisations including group audits,

  • Project Management experience.

  • Enthusiasm and passion for the Sector

  • Motivation, drive and desire to progress

     

    Desirable

  • Wider commercial property experience or charity/education experience

  • Working knowledge of charity or Education SORP

  • Experience of managing AQR in-scope audit clients

  • Experience and track record for winning new work

  • Ability to grow personal network of contacts internally and externally

     

    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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