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Audit Quality Directorate - Audit Advisory Tools Junior Executive

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy – and directly advise the owners and management teams leading them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Audit quality is central to our strategy as an Audit Stream, the key ingredient to our success. Consistent high audit quality enables us to attract, develop and retain talented people and be proud of our work. Audit quality allows us to compete in the market and demonstrate that we can play a key role in market reform.

Consistently high audit quality does not happen by chance. It requires a mindset and culture of challenge and professional scepticism, appropriate resources both people and intellectual, investment in central support for engagement teams and technology solutions. Within the last year we have increased our headcount significantly, invested in new partners, and commenced a significant investment programme in our central quality support team.

We’ll help you succeed

The work we do is underpinned by quality. We deliver audits which are trusted and transparent which can be relied upon by companies and their stakeholders.

You’ll be someone who is comfortable working pro-actively and, managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with Senior Managers, Directors, and BDO’s Partners. You’ll help deliver accurate and transparent reporting to all relevant stakeholders as you provide long term value. 

This is an opportunity for talented individual to join the Tools Team in the Audit Quality Directorate (AQD) in an exciting period and help to shape the role and the expanding team. You will report into the Tools Team Assistant Manager and work closely with other managers and senior managers in the team.

The Audit Advisory Tools Junior Executive will work within Audit Advisory on all aspects of the audit tools including development, testing and support of audit tools. There is currently a wide range of tools being used and others in development within the firm giving the Audit Advisory Tools Junior Executive the opportunity to be involved in both established tools as well as new and innovative ones. The position includes the opportunity for collaboration with a wide range of individuals, predominantly from audit and IT, within the UK firm and within our Global network. The role may involve travel to BDO offices outside London.

The role will provide the opportunity to develop personal skills such as time management, attention to detail and written skills as well as the opportunity to liaise with people at all levels. Principal responsibilities for the role are

  • Providing support on tools related queries by telephone, email and in person.
  • Testing of new versions of the audit tools including the bespoke audit tool (APT).
  • Developing and maintaining content to be included in the bespoke audit tool (APT) using a library maintenance mechanism.
  • Involvement in other tools team project such as the development of new bespoke audit tools.
  • Involvement in writing and updating guidance on tools related matters.
  • Liaison with IT on matters relating to the audit tools.
  • Building strong relationships with members of the audit stream.
  • Undertaking any training or development as required by the firm or AQD.
  • Participation in group, stream and firm wide activities.

You'll be someone with:

  • University degree 
  • Strong IT skills - including Microsoft Excel 
  • Good team player – ability to work in a team and share ideas. Be confident to speak up in team meetings
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • High attention to detail 
  • Communicating - Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with strong interpersonal skills.

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to our business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.

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