Insurance Manager - Technical Standards Group

London (Greater)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company
BDO LLP is one of the UK's largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. At BDO you can be yourself - they value you as an individual were you have a voice and where your opinion counts. They give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Being at BDO is personally as well as professionally fulfilling, with more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, they bring real leadership across the mid-market. Relationships matter, and they have a friendly and inclusive culture built around their core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.

Your new role
BDO's Technical Standards Group (TSG) provides technical support, training and quality control services on financial reporting and assurance matters. Predominantly internally focused, the department's principal client is the firm's audit stream but it also interacts with tax, corporate finance and forensic services teams. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing the annual reports of publicly traded and other higher risk clients, particularly from (but not limited to) the financial services sector (Insurance), to confirm compliance with financial reporting standards and company legislation
  • Provide clear and practical solutions to ad hoc technical accounting queries
  • Help develop financial reporting tools and guidance for application by the firm's partners and staff
  • Prepare and present financial reporting training, updates and seminars to the audit stream
  • Write articles and other materials on financial reporting matters for internal and external communications

What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for the role, you will be ACA qualified or hold a similar professional accountancy qualification, with three or more years PQE. You will have experience of working within the technical department of a major firm of accountants, although the role would also be suited to an auditor demonstrating a strong technical aptitude looking to move into a technical role. A good working knowledge of IFRSs and UK GAAP (FRS 102) with the ability to apply that knowledge to complex financial reporting issues and provide practical and supportable solutions is essential. Finally, practical experience of the review of the annual reports of private and publicly traded companies, particularly within the financial services (insurance) sector is essential to the role.

What you'll get in return
In addition to a generous salary and benefits, few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. BDO recognise and reward your high performance and you will have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in the firms success.

What you need to do now
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