Assistant Manager – Internal Audit - FS Advisory
3d ago

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world.

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing 5,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services.

BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide.

It has revenues of $9bn.


As a Regulatory Assistant Manager in the Financial Services Advisory team you will play a key role in ensuring we continue to deliver quality to our clients.

There will be opportunities to work on a variety of engagements covering all financial service industries e.g. Banking, Capital Markets, Wealth Management etc.


  • Scoping, managing and delivering regulatory reviews and making value-add recommendations to senior management. Providing clients with advice on designing and implementing :
  • o Compliance and regulatory frameworks;
  • o Enterprise wide risk management frameworks;
  • o Operational risk management frameworks; and / or

    o Credit risk management frameworks.

  • Drafting of key policies, including compliance manuals and associated documents
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on internal audit reviews
  • Coaching a team of junior staff
  • Supporting Senior Management (Partners and Directors) to develop and deliver regulatory engagements
  • Managing relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Representing BDO at client meetings and attending senior management committee meetings
  • Involvement in key activities, which may include recruitment, budgeting, resource allocation, quality assurance etc.
  • Be aware of possible business opportunities for the team
  • Assist with realising the opportunities through marketing, recruitment and training, and development of methodologies
  • Deliver regulatory assignments in the required timeframe as agreed with the client
  • Maximise utilisation by working effectively and efficiently and ensuring the team is working efficiently too
  • Ensure projects are well managed and commercially viable by budgeting effectively and billing clients promptly
  • Be alive to possible business opportunities for the team and bring to the attention of the Senior Manager and relevant Partner
  • Attend networking events and conferences to ensure knowledge and skills remain up-to-date and to promote BDO’s services where appropriate
  • Requirements

    To be a successful in this role you will need will have the following skills and experience :

  • Relevant regulatory experience
  • Recognised accountancy or professional qualification and / or memberships i.e. ICAEW, CIMA, CIIA, ACCA etc. Preferred but not essential.
  • Strong written / communication skills, ability to influence, lead, engage, and manage stakeholders.
  • Ability to lead complex reviews, be a team player
  • Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in the delivery of financial service regulatory reviews
  • Functional knowledge of the UK regulatory environment
  • Broad UK Regulatory knowledge with knowledge in at least two or more of our core subject matter areas (e.g. conduct risk, risk management, corporate governance, MIFID II, MCOBS, BCOBS, PSD2, CASS, SMCR etc.)
  • Likely to have held similar positions in the financial services industry; with the PRA or FCA; and / or a leading professional services organisation
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Our Agency Policy

    BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies.

    We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team.

    We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal.

    For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

  • Sound technical knowledge of financial products and / or customer-facing regulated activities
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