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London, United Kingdom; Leeds, United Kingdom; Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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08 July 2024
Digital and Risk Advisory Services

Risk Advisory Controls Senior Manager

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 that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Advisory team provide a wide variety of services that deliver value-led advice and outcomes. They have an in-depth knowledge of business, industry sectors and markets and understand the constantly changing risks and opportunities at the heart of our clients’ affairs. The team work across strategy, operations and improvement as well as at a transactional and defined project level. From technology to risk advisory, they’re experts in following through on top-level instructions and resolving the finer details – all in one straight-forward package. When you join them, you’ll work on some of the world's most exciting financial operations and business deals, building your experience and expertise alongside the brightest minds in the industry.

We’ll help you succeed

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing business with the potential for career progression.

Our offices have a fantastic culture and this particular service line can offer a flexible schedule and work-life balance. We have adopted a hybrid working policy with the ability to work from the office, at the clients or office based on the needs of the project.

The role offers a great opportunity to develop your existing internal controls and risk management knowledge within a national, supportive and close-knit team. High quality training and development will be provided to the successful candidate.

We work on a large variety of clients largely within the large and listed space. We work with clients to design and build their internal controls and also provide assurance of their existing control framework.

As a Senior Manager you will be responsible for delivering multiple assignments of high complexity and variety.

You will work closely with and support more senior members of the team in the strategic development of the stream including assisting with strategy, drive marketing and business development.Services you can expect to fall within your portfolio are delivery of US SoX testing, design and implementation of controls as well as ad- hoc advisory services.

You will work independently and be accountable for the delivery of the project to the  Partner or Director for review including determination of resource requirements to service your assignments, monitor progress against budget and time-frames, review work of more junior members of staff and resolve issues prior to Partner review.

In addition to client facing work, you will also work to provide support to and drive departmental issues including coaching and feedback to more junior members of staff, ensuring compliance with the stream’s policies and procedures and the firm’s risk management procedures.

Key skills: Confident communicator, strong organisation, team player and able to research and resolve technical challenges.

You’ll be someone with:

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, MIIA or CCAB or equivalent
  • SOX experience or UK internal controls frameworks
  • Awareness of compliance, legislative and market issues relevant to client businesses.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively, adopting a logical and methodical approach in order to meet tight deadlines and balance client needs.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


  • Previous experience in a manager role within practice.
  • Experience of risk management, internal audit and systems/controls testing
  • Strong working knowledge of UK reporting standards (including UK GAAP and

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your 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 for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, 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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