Internal Audit Manager, BDO, Manchester

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Location
Manchester
Posted
04 Dec 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

BDO LLP is one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market. We are a member of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest global accountancy network, which has more than 1,260 offices worldwide, spread across 147 countries. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.

At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realize your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognize and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success. We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return.

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.

Overview

Opening date: 7th January 2016

Closing date: 4th February 2016

Salary: Competitive

Our Public Sector Assurance & Advisory team provides an expert service to many types of organisations in the public sector. You will work as part of a team implementing a variety of audit processes in this client facing role, working on a wide range of clients and varying assignments across both the health sector and local authorities. You will also gain experience working across our other departments to give you a range of commercial and public sector experience.


Key services include Statutory Audit, grant certification work, ad hoc value for money projects, and other Assurance engagements.


The primary responsibility of the Audit Manager will be to deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. Will also provide assistance to Partners in both client work and in the management of the group and on occasions the wider firm. On occasion may become involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis.


Responsibilities

Act as a major point of contact within the firm for the client together with the Partner. This includes responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided and maintaining regular contact with clients.
Responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of clients.
Build and maintain strong relationships with clients at senior levels, being a principal point of contact throughout the year. Develop a strong commercial understanding of the clients’ businesses.
Complete assignments within agreed budgets and timescales and identify opportunities for additional billings.
Ensure assignments are staffed with the appropriate mix of knowledge and skills required.
Ensure that the firm’s risk management and quality control procedures are adhered to at all times.
Identify and recognise business and sales opportunities with new clients, and inform the Partner as appropriate.
Support Partners and Senior Managers in the development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity.
Support Partners with the implementation and communication of any new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.
Recruit, retain, develop and motivate our employees, which includes participating in graduate recruitment, ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for counselees.
Will work as part of management team with other Audit Managers within the business group (e.g. resource planning, merit rate meetings and efficiency gains)
Act as an ambassador of the firm, participates in office marketing events, keeps abreast of the wide range of service the firm offers.
Act as a role model for trainees and executives.


Requirements

ACA/ICAS/CIPFA qualified or overseas equivalent.
Previous experience of managing people.
Good working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
Experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures.
Project Management experience.
Experience of working with Public Sector clients.