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FS Audit Senior
Job ID #: 7048 Location: London
Business area: Financial Services 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.




Opening date: 05/09/2017
Closing date: 02/10/2017
Salary: Competitive

BDO’s dedicated financial services team provides services to clients varying from large international financial institutions to AIM listed companies, new entrants and innovative challenger brands. We provide full audit, tax and specialist risk and regulation advisory services across the Asset Management, Banking and Retail Finance, Capital Markets, Insurance and Technology Risk industry sectors.

 

The financial services sector is evolving and adapting as a result of intense competition, unprecedented economic turbulence and increasing customer expectations. It is a fiercely competitive and increasingly regulated environment where it is vital to demonstrate integrity, transparency and innovation to win customers and to stay ahead of the competition.

 

At BDO we truly understand the issues our clients face and have a complete commitment to delivering exceptional client service. We are recruiting dynamic and ambitious newly qualified Audit Seniors from a range of backgrounds to join our growing team. The Audit Senior works as part of an audit team and takes responsibility for running the audit, working directly with the client under manager supervision. The Audit Senior manages the audit team and supervises the audit process to ensure our audits are of high quality.




  • Assists in the planning, execution and finalisation of all areas of the audit assignment, including statutory and CASS audits, for manager or partner review, seeking input for areas of concern and judgement.

  • Predominant amount of time will be spent off-site at clients’ premises.

  • Identifies risk matters and raises with a manager and/or partner, while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.

  • Produce work for the Manager and/or Partner review clearly highlighting issues and providing potential solutions to issues identified.

  • Identify and understand client needs, suggest potential solutions on technical matters and communicate and agree client needs and potential solutions with managers.

  • Active engagement with senior client staff in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit

  • Take primary responsibility for monitoring progress against budget, and when the actual differs from the budget then gain a full understanding for the Manager.

  • Supervise, coach and develop junior members of staff within teams, on client premises and in the office.

  • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements

  • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities




  • At least 3 years of recent audit experience

  • Experience in the financial services sector desirable, particularly in the areas of alternative/retail finance, asset management/funds and insurance

  • Newly Qualified ACA/ICAS Qualified or overseas equivalent

  • Educated up to degree level or CTS

  • Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site

  • Working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements

  • Working knowledge of the firm’s services and ethical and regulatory compliance, including anti-money laundering

  • Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends


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