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Audit Quality Review & Support Team - Senior Manager

Employer
BDO
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Ideas | People | Trust

We're BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today's changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams leading them.

We'll broaden your horizons

As experts on a wide number of issues, our Quality Review & Support team (QRST) provides support to our client-facing specialists in audit/assurance. From performing independent quality reviews on a selection of our listed and PIE audits, to being on-hand to help with complex enquiries, the Elite Squad is tasked with helping our team meet their reporting requirements and consistently deliver high quality audits. As part of this supportive and knowledgeable team, you'll have a chance to use and develop your technical skills and experience, find solutions to complex audit technical matters and contribute daily to the firm's commitment to deliver high quality output. Learn on the job. Lead and manage projects. Build a network of experienced specialists.

We'll help you succeed

The work we do is underpinned by quality. We deliver audits which are trusted and transparent which can be relied upon by companies and their stakeholders.

You'll be someone who is comfortable working pro-actively and, managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with Senior Managers, Directors, and BDO's Partners. You'll help deliver accurate and transparent reporting to all relevant stakeholders as you provide long term value.

We're looking for a Senior Manager with audit experience to work within its Quality Review & Support team .

The individual will help our teams deliver high quality audits by performing targeted reviews on our public interest entities (PIEs), challenging audits throughout the audit cycle, providing coaching and support to promote consistent high quality audits. You'll also:
  • Perform in-flight reviews of audits at every stage from planning through to completion and reporting, identifying ways to improve audit quality
  • Determine areas of focus for reviews, liaising with the QRST Director to agree approach
  • Proactively discuss audit quality matters with teams and help develop strategies to deliver high audit quality audits
  • Challenge the execution of audit procedures and documentation of audit work performed
  • Support and coach teams to implement identified improvements in audit quality
  • Identify issues and matters where firm-wide action may be required, in conjunction with the Director of the QRST
  • Contribute to the development of training and guidance on performing high quality audits
  • Provide clear and practical solutions to ad hoc audit quality queries
  • Get the opportunity to contribute to the wider audit quality agenda by getting involved in a variety of audit quality initiatives lead by the wider Audit Quality Improvement team
You'll be someone with:
  • A Keen interest in Audit Quality - split roles will be considered
  • Excellent practical and technical auditing experience particularly on more complex audits
  • Good working knowledge of IFRS
  • Ability and willingness to assertively challenge and influence more senior individuals and peers
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively to identify ways to improve audit quality
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Effective project management
  • Desirable: Experience of performing audit quality reviews (pre or post audit opinion)
  • Desirable: IFRS9 or IFRS17 expertise
You'll be able to be yourself; we'll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to our business. We're committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we'll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We're in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO's core values and we're proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture. From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we'll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another. At BDO, you'll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value and satisfying experiences at work, so we've invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices. BDO's people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we'll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences. With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you'll never stop learning at BDO.

We're looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy.

Our success is powered by our people, which is why we're always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions.

We've got a clear purpose, and we're confident in our future, because we're adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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