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Financial Reporting Advisory Manager (Banking) - TSG - London
Job ID #: 7017 Location: London
Business area: TSG Job category: TSG
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

BDO is an award-winning, UK Member Firm of BDO International , the world's fifth largest accountancy network with more than 1,000 offices in over 100 countries, including affiliates. We specialise in helping businesses to achieve their goals and adhere to strong values and a One Firm approach. Our strength in the market place is mirrored in our achievements - Accountancy Age Audit, Tax and Corporate finance team of the year, FT Best Workplaces, highest new entry in Times Top 100 Graduate Employees;  to name a few of our recent accolades. Our people work within an extremely supportive and creative environment, and are equipped and empowered to deliver exceptional service. Developing strong, personal relationships with our clients is at the forefront of our service approach and you'll find that BDO is a truly innovative and forward thinking place to work.

BDO is looking for a Financial Reporting Advisory manager, with banking entity experience, to work within its Technical Standards Group.  The individual will be required to answer financial reporting queries and deliver financial reporting training on insurance-related topics and also to conduct technical reviews of the annual reports of BDO’s banking clients.  The individual will also be expected to deal with queries arising on other non-banking topic areas and perform accounts reviews of non-banking clients.

BDO’s Technical Standards Group (TSG) provides technical support, training and quality control services on financial reporting and assurance matters. Predominantly internally focussed, the department’s principal client is the firm’s audit stream but it also interacts with tax, corporate finance and forensic services teams. TSG comprises approximately 40 staff and is led by two partners.
Financial Reporting Advisory (FRA) is the team within TSG that focusses on financial reporting.  Its main activities are answering technical queries, accounts reviews and developing and delivering technical training and similar materials.
Most of the FRA team are based in London, and this is the ideal location for this role, but a small number work out of regional offices (Manchester and Birmingham) and visit London from time to time.  All members of FRA are occasionally required to visit other offices to provide training and local liaison.

• Review the annual reports of publicly traded and other higher risk clients, particularly from (but not limited to) the financial services sector (Banking), to confirm compliance with financial reporting standards, company legislation and regulatory requirements
• Provide clear and practical solutions to ad hoc technical accounting queries
• Help develop financial reporting tools and guidance for application by the firm’s partners and staff
• Prepare and present financial reporting training, updates and seminars both internally and externally
• Write articles and other materials on financial reporting matters for internal and external communications

Essential skills:
• A good working knowledge of IFRSs, UK GAAP (FRSs 101 and 102) and the Companies Act with the ability to apply that knowledge to complex financial reporting issues and provide practical and supportable solutions
• Knowledge and experience of accounting for financial instruments under IFRSs and FRS 102
• Practical experience of the review of the annual reports of private and publicly traded companies, particularly within the financial services (banking) sector
• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong presentation skills
• Experience of working within the technical department of a major firm of accountants, although the role would also be suited to an auditor demonstrating a strong technical aptitude looking to move into a technical role

Personal qualities:
• An ability and desire to work with a client base beyond that of purely banking sector entities
• Good interpersonal skills, with ability to create productive relationships across the firm and network and to influence other senior professionals
• Willingness to work as part of a close-knit team and as a self-directed individual
• Highly motivated with a desire to seek new ways of improving our service to internal customers

• ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification, with three or more years PQE

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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