Audit Senior Manager/Manager
BDO
Liverpool
2d 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.

Overview

The Audit Senior Manager / Manager will be a senior member of the audit group. Will be responsible for servicing clients, directing all assurance services delivered, managing our people and supporting the Partners with business development and practice management.

This role in particular is an opportunity to take ownership of the Liverpool based audit team and to drive the development of the BDO brand in the Liverpool city region.

The candidate in question should possess strong motivation for involvement in new business development activity, contributing to and expanding on the current route-to-market strategy.

Responsibilities

  • Act as audit lead on fully listed, AIM listed clients, or larger private entities. The expectation is that on large assignments this role will be supported by one (or more) Managers.
  • Overall responsibility for each assignment will be retained by the Partner.

  • Responsible for leading and directing all aspects of audit services delivered.
  • People management responsibilities covering resource planning and allocation, performance management, training and recommendations for promotion.
  • Act as a mentor to team members and provide coaching with a view to assisting them to achieve their personal career goals.

    Act as a role model for Manager level.

  • Responsible for maximising profitability from a portfolio of clients.
  • Liaison with central departments on risk management, technical and other matters.
  • Take part in wider practice management at local level.
  • Support Partners and Directors in group sales and marketing activity, including playing a leading role in client pitch teams, attendance at group networking, and other marketing events as appropriate.
  • Contribute to development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity.
  • This will include winning work by targeting new clients.

  • Support Partners and Directors with the implementation and communication of any new business strategy for existing clients, target clients and the internal business.
  • Participate in Key Account Management.
  • Develop specialist knowledge of a sector and / or technical area, and / or commercial area.
  • Engage with clients more directly on technical and audit judgement decisions.
  • Requirements

  • ACA / ICAS qualified or overseas equivalent.
  • Educated up to degree level or CTS.
  • Previous Audit Manager in practice.
  • Significant experience of delivering audit and other assurance services to major clients, including listed (full list and AIM) clients and clients with international interests.
  • Excellent working knowledge of UK and International GAAS, IFRS, UK GAAP and Financial Reporting requirements.
  • Managing and developing staff (not only audit teams), i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, counselling, appraising, recruiting etc.
  • Business development experience- able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work.
  • Proven experience in managing a wide portfolio of concurrent projects and project teams in a project management framework.
  • Able to demonstrate the development of an industry network.
  • 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.

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