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Pensions Audit Senior - Guildford
Job ID #: 7108 Location: Guildford
Business area: Business Assurance/Audit Job category: Audit
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: A Levels or equivalent
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.

The Pensions Audit Senior takes responsibility for running the audit, working directly with the client. The
Audit Senior manages the audit team and supervises the audit process to ensure that our audits are of high
quality and conducted efficiently.

 Carries out and takes responsibility for the planning, execution and completion of all areas of the audit
assignment for manager or partner review.
 Produces fully completed work clearly highlighting issues and solutions.
 Active engagement and communication with senior client staff, scheme administrators and trustees.
 Takes primary responsibility for the efficient execution of the audit and for monitoring progress against
budget, communicating with the Manager on progress against budget and timetable.
 Manage, coach and develop junior members of staff within the team
 Compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory)
 Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities

 Taking responsibility for several audit assignments running concurrently, monitoring their progress and
pursuing outstanding information as required to ensure timely completion of each assignment.
 Committed to achieving completion of assignments within the agreed timescale.
 Undertaking and completing the detailed planning, execution and all aspects of the completion phases
of pension audits with the expectation of minimal interventions from the manager (ie few review
 Supervise and train junior staff and review their work on assignments.
 Assisting and working with the manager on the pre-planning and finalisation aspects of the audit
assignments and general client communications and relationship management.
 Involvement in formal staff training in relation to pension schemes and their audit.
 Actively suggest and implement technical and efficiency updates to team’s operations.
 In time, managing a small portfolio of small pension audits.

 Qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent.
 Educated up to A-level (University entry equivalent).
 Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff.
 Experience in undertaking and supervising UK external audits.
 Working knowledge of UK Auditing Standards, UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP
 Working knowledge of firm services, issues regarding ethics, and regulation.
 Demonstrable knowledge of current economic and market trends relating to occupational pension

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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