Audit Advisory Manager, Technical Standards Group – London, BDO

London (Greater)
16 Nov 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

BDO. Because relationships matter.

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.


We are seeking to recruit an experienced manager to join the Audit Advisory team within our Technical Standards Group supporting the audit practice.

The successful candidate will have exemplary technical skills regarding auditing standards and their practical application including experience in audit reporting matters. The role will be primarily based in London although some visits to other offices may also be required.


Responsibilities will be divided into two areas as follows:

Audit Reporting

Part of the small team within Audit Advisory dealing with audit reporting matters including:

handling queries on form of audit report

reviewing Key Audit Matters in audit reports

approval of modified audit reports and non-standard audit reports including component auditor reporting

review and approval of non-standard engagement letters, including overseas jurisdictions, other assurance and agreed upon procedures.

Audit Methodology

As part of the Audit Advisory team, providing advice and ensuring compliance with ISAs and the firm’s audit methodology including:

answering audit methodology queries from audit staff at all levels (email, telephone or in person)

ad hoc methodology related assignments

writing and updating guidance material

development and delivery of audit methodology training content

provision of support for the development and delivery of ‘group learning sessions’ which are led by partners and managers in the audit stream.


The successful candidate will have proven audit experience as well as an ability to communicate with partners and staff at all levels.

Qualifications and technical knowledge

ACA or similar professional accountancy qualification

Considers themselves an expert with regards to the UK auditing standards

An awareness of the regulatory requirements in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man or Ireland is useful but not essential.


Wide-ranging practical experience regarding application of ISAs and audit methodology is essential; experience in IT auditing techniques would be an added advantage

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team and able to use own initiative

High attention to detail

Experience of training design, development and delivery

Strong problem solving skills

Takes personal responsibility and accountability for own work