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Audit Quality - Financial Reporting Advisory Senior Manager

Recruiter
BDO
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
24 Mar 2024
Reference
R12885

Job Details

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 that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

As experts on a wide number of issues, our Audit Quality Directorate (AQD) provides support to our specialists in audit/assurance and other business streams. From being on-hand to help with complex enquiries, to implementing and advising on policy and processes, AQD are the people tasked with finding solutions to some of our teams’ most complex technical issues. 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 technical queries 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. Whatever level you are, this could be the role for you.

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.

This is an opportunity for talented, high performing and ambitious Senior Manager to join the Financial Reporting Advisory Team in the Audit Quality Directorate (AQD) in an exciting period, to help to shape the role and the expanding team. You will report into the FRA Partners and work closely with Directors.

In this busy and rewarding role you’ll also:
  • Work with Managers, Directors and Partners within both TSG, the audit stream and across the wider firm
  • Maintain and encourage an open and constructive environment in which to provide technical support and advice
  • Bring pre-existing technical knowledge and experience to the FRA team and contribute to all output areas
  • Provide support and supervision to the more junior team members


The individual will support the FRA Directors and other members of TSG, ultimately reporting to the Firm’s technical partner and will be responsible for the following:
  • Technical review of a personal portfolio of annual reports of publicly traded and other higher risk companies, working with the audit team to confirm compliance with financial reporting standards, company legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Providing clear and practical solutions to technical financial reporting queries, and act as a consultant for the more junior members of the team
  • Preparing and presenting financial reporting training, updates and seminars both internally and externally
  • Helping to develop financial reporting tools and guidance for application by the firm’s partners and staff
  • Writing articles and other publications on financial reporting matters for internal and external communications
  • Assisting with the preparation of draft responses to external consultations in relation to legal, regulatory and financial reporting matters
  • Monitoring external developments in financial reporting areas, reporting back to the team and developing an appropriate action plan where required
  • Supporting and coaching the more junior members of the FRA team


The role would be particularly suited to an individual with experience of working within the technical department of another major firm of accountants, or an experienced auditor who is looking to move into a technical role and is able to demonstrate a strong technical aptitude.

You’ll be someone with:
  • ACA/ICAS qualified or overseas equivalent
  • Manager or Senior Manager experience in a technical team or have other relevant experience in technical financial reporting
  • Specific skills in/experience of insurance or asset management would be an advantage
  • Have practical experience of performing technical reviews of annual reports of listed companies
  • Exhibit a strong working knowledge of:
    • IFRSs, UK GAAP, and the Companies Act
    • the content requirements for the annual report of a company listed on either the Main Market or the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange
    • the wider financial reporting environment, including future developments in law, regulation and emerging areas


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 every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your 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 for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, 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.

Company

When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial, and high-growth businesses need accountancy advice, they turn to BDO. The work our Audit team does is essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. Working across a variety of sectors, we verify the accuracy of our entrepreneurial businesses’ financial statements for stakeholders, including shareholders, governments, tax authorities, banks, and customers, ensuring the stability and authenticity of the financial market.

We’re as dedicated to helping our people succeed as we are our entrepreneurial businesses. We encourage an independent and entrepreneurial approach to everything our people do. You'll be supported to apply your style of working and use your initiative to solve problems in a way that achieves optimum outcomes and complements the team's abilities.

Flexibility is fundamental to the future of our operation and it’s a future we’re looking forward to. As we evolve to new ways of working, finding the balance of work and life – prioritising client results while learning lessons and finding advantages from disruptions. Our teams are dynamic and diverse by design. We see the value in everybody's unique experience and expertise – finding strength where they overlap and innovation where they differ.

As you’d expect we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but our people tell us it's the autonomy, variety and collaboration that really draws them in to build a career with us. We're offering you the opportunity to build on your skills and make your mark by making key decisions and delivering a real impact for entrepreneurial businesses.

Company info
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55 Baker Street
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