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Third Party Assurance Quality & Risk Director

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Ideas | People | Trust

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

Our clients are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

We'll broaden your horizons

Manage risk for our clients to make them stronger for the future.

Our growing Digital and Risk Advisory Services (DRAS) team deliver internal audit, advisory and Third-Party Assurance (TPA) engagements to a wide range of clients. Our growing TPA team help build trust between our clients and their stakeholders through providing independent assurance over diverse subject matter from. Trust" is a key pillar of our brand which underpins our organisational culture and how our clients perceive us in the market.

Being at BDO is personally, as well as professionally, fulfilling. Relationships matter, and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.

Our national TPA community help build trust between our clients and their stakeholders through providing independent assurance over diverse subject matter. Trust" is a key pillar of our brand which underpins our organisational culture and how our clients perceive us in the market.

About the role

Our TPA practice is a dynamic national group of individuals who work across a broad range of sectors and who deal with traditional assurance requests through to challenging new areas where we continue to push boundaries.

As part of our growing national TPA practice, we are seeking a dedicated Quality & Risk (Q&R) Director to support us as we evolve and embed the consistent practices required that are fundamental to our market aspirations.

Overall, the role will require the creation, evolution and maintenance of the tools, templates and practices required from a risk and quality perspective. This will be applicable to core standards including, ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000, ISAE 3410, SOC1 & 2 and ISRS 4400 and evolving standards such as ISSA 5000.

To be successful in this role you will need will have the following skills and experience:
  • Undertaking final review of working paper files, key deliverables and ensuring file quality meets assurance, ISQM1 and internal requirements for quality. For less complex reviews, being the responsible individual for the issued opinion, performing final sign off of the file and key deliverables, and being accountable for adherence to quality requirements.
  • Understanding of risk management and internal control - importantly how this is applied in an assurance capacity for sustainability-based reporting, and ensuring this is communicated to and understood by the engagement team
  • Strong track record of understanding the market, proactively understanding client needs and the potential impact of changes, and the ability to communicate this to existing clients and targets to deepen relationships and successfully convert business opportunities
  • Strong project management skills and a track record of successful delivery, including the development of team members and supporting internal progression
  • Expertise in leading and developing teams successfully, creating an environment for collaboration, knowledge sharing and creative thinking to drive continuous improvements.
You'll be able to be yourself; we'll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the 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 in 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.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we're working side by side. 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 for our clients 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 them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach 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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