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FS Advisory Assistant Manager
Job ID #: 7113 Location: London
Business area: Financial Services Advisory Job category: Advisory
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.


Start date: 03/03/2018
End date: 31/03/2018
Salary: competitive

Due to our continued growth within Financial Services, we are looking for senior consultants with experience in regulatory consulting across the sector. We are interested in individuals with experience of either banking, investment firms, capital markets, insurance or intermediaries or a combination of these. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with several years’ experience in the sector with good exposure to consulting and advisory work on financial services regulatory matters. The role will involve “hands on” project delivery on a variety of advisory projects plus involvement in internal projects such as training, methodology development and technical research.

The senior consultant’s role will also involve some business development and sales activity.
The role could also provide potential for longer term career progression for the right candidate in this rapidly developing area of the Firm.

Typical projects within Financial Services Advisory consist of:

o Advice on emerging regulatory requirements.
o Provision of regulatory support and guidance.
o Reviews of risk management and compliance arrangements and effectiveness of control functions.
o Development of risk and compliance arrangements and controls assurance frameworks.
o S166 Skilled Person work on a variety of areas such as client assets, governance, suitability of advice and prudential matters.

•Delivery of client consulting projects and providing a high quality advisory service to our Clients.
•Building and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and the wider BDO Financial Services network.
•Creation and contribution to high quality thought leadership around various areas of Financial Services for written publications, training events, client seminars and conferences.
•Analysis of new regulation and legislation, identifying impact on target market and potential client offerings.
•Business development including bid production, targeting and networking.
•Ensuring timely project completion by adherence to predetermined timeframes and effectively prioritising tasks.
•Taking accountability for recording all working time and recovery of client chargeable time.

•Previous experience of regulation, risk management or compliance gained in consultancy or with a regulator.
•Good knowledge of one or more sectors or regulatory focus areas.
•Good working knowledge of areas of the FCA / PRA Handbook.
•Ability to plan, undertake and deliver projects including reviews and monitoring / assurance work.
•Excellent report writing and presentational skills.
•Proven project management and client handling skills.
•Experience dealing with client stakeholders and senior management.

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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