Providing Audit assistance and expertise that makes an impact, we’ll give you the freedom to inspire and grow your portfolio, clients and colleagues in a way that works for you. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on varied, interesting, and challenging work with a huge network of diverse colleagues and great opportunities to collaborate and learn.
Whatever your definition of success, we’ll support you to identify and achieve it. Together, we’ll contribute to the growth of both our clients, our teams and the firm.
- Job ID:
- London, United Kingdom
- Date posted:
- 21 June 2022
Technology Risk Assurance - Semi Senior - Financial Services (FS)
Ideas | People | Trust
We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.
We’ll broaden your horizons
The work of our Audit teams is essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. Working within a number of sectors, they verify the accuracy of our clients’ financial statements for stakeholders, including shareholders, governments, tax authorities, banks and customers, ensuring the stability and authenticity of the financial market. That’s why we're so committed to helping our clients, and our people to succeed. As part of our Audit team, you'll receive the support you need to reach your potential. From completing professional qualifications to developing new skills and exploring different learning opportunities, you’ll join a friendly and diverse team whose work really matters. Use your skills to build a career in Audit at BDO.
We’ll help you succeed
Our services are both assurance and advisory in nature, with the majority of our work at present being assurance. An ideal candidate would possess strengths that are aligned to the development of TRA, including, but not limited to: collaboration, innovation, communication, decision making, and analytical skills. You should express an interest in technological innovations relevant to audit, and a willingness to learn and adapt skills to become a part of one of BDO's fastest growing teams.
When you join us, we’ll make your growth and personal development our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far:
Strong Technical Skills: A track record of developing IT General Controls reviews across both simple and complex clients
Excellent Communications Skills: Ability to keep IT Audit Seniors, Managers and Audit colleagues up to date with status, findings and the implications from the IT audit work. Escalating at the right time is essential to ensuring challenges are dealt with early
Client Service Delivery: Exceptional client service critical to our business and we expect this to be at the heart of how you operate. Managing project timelines, budgets and deliverables also important to the outcomes, along with performing and preparing high quality deliverables
Professional Qualification: Study support to obtain Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), which is affiliated with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
The role will primarily consist of the following activities:
Use your insights and knowledge to help BDO develop new solutions and initiatives that reflect the changing pace of technology and the technologies of the future
Understand and document client systems environments relevant to the audited financial statements
Identify and evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of client controls for managing risks around information security, change management, computer operations, and system design and development
Provide advice to clients on how to improve their control environments, reduce risk and optimise operating efficiency.
Candidates must have the following:
Experience of IT general controls reviews in support of external audit engagements which includes understanding the implications of control deficiencies and approaches to test risk materialization.
Experience of IT application control reviews in support of external audit engagements which includes knowledge of appropriate testing methodologies for key financial cycles, including but not limited to – Revenue, Purchases and Stock (Desirable)
Experience of supporting external audits companies in a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to - retail, manufacturing, gaming, financial services, technology, public or professional services (Desirable)
The duration of the Semi-Senior programme is 12-24 months, dependent on prior IT audit experience.
We’re in it together
At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:
• 25 days’ holiday;
• access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
• life assurance cover;
• and income protection insurance.
That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different so, we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. They can:
• buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
• add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance or travel insurance;
• enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
• enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms;
• receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
• take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.
We’re looking forward to the future
At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our 17 UK locations, more than 5,000 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals. Together, they’re fuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest in our people. That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.
Are you ready to join them? Please apply.
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.
What makes a successful Technology Risk Assurance - Semi Senior - Financial Services (FS)? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right skill level.
- Business thinking
- Decision making
- Developing self & others
- Innovation & Change
Our culture at BDO
We’re a thriving business that is respectful and client-focused while remaining firmly anchored in our core purpose – helping you succeed. Our Unifying Culture encourages us to be ourselves, to be inspired, challenged, collaborative and ultimately successful.
We give you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work, providing you with the environment, digital tools and training to enable you to deliver your best for yourself, your team, and your clients.
Here you'll enjoy the space to share ideas and do excellent work, surrounded by exceptional colleagues in a supportive culture that encourages you to be yourself.
Wellbeing at BDO includes physical, financial and mental health and our priorities and focus each year are informed by what our people tell us is most important to them.
Your career is what you make of it at BDO. Whether you want to move into a leadership position within Audit or grow your portfolio of skills and become an expert in your field, we’ll support you all the way.
We want to be known as a bold and progressive firm that competes on audit quality and consistently leads in its chosen markets in terms of the quality of our work, where audit quality drives sustainable profitable growth.
Head of Audit Quality
BDO is a great place to work because as a fast growing organisation there is ample scope for me to learn, develop and progress both technically and personally. I am continually challenged and exposed to new experiences and learning opportunities. I feel my voice is heard and the partners in my department help me to glean the experiences I need to progress my career forward.
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Rewards & Benefits
We offer a wide range of core and voluntary benefits, with a few examples below.