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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.

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iconJob ID:
R08228
iconLocation:
London, United Kingdom
iconDate posted:
10 May 2022
iconCategory:
Audit

Technology Risk Assurance - Senior Manager - Financial Services

Technology Risk Assurance - Senior Manager

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. The number of advisory engagements is also growing quickly and there will be opportunities for individuals to work on a broad range of projects including advanced data analytics, IT governance, cyber security, technology resilience, IT internal audit, data privacy and social engineering reviews.

Our Technology Risk Assurance (TRA) team is growing rapidly and this provides a fantastic opportunity for an individual to become a Senior Manager in our TRA team.

We are looking for somebody who can help lead the delivery of our IT Audit requirements for our North region portfolio of External Audits, overseeing the delivery of high quality work and develop the team members working alongside them. This includes:

  • Scoping and planning our tech-enabled audit approaches to address audit risk in the most effective way
  • Reviewing the work performed by the team so that high quality audit standards are maintained
  • Providing insightful reporting to our internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinating and supporting our regional TRA team to support both the current and future pipeline of work. Embedding strong project and financial management across the team is essential.
  • Leadership: Lead a team supporting a portfolio of IT audit engagements.  This includes working alongside the audit team to strategically plan the resources, audit scope and project plan needed to deliver the External Audit requirements.  Working with the Partner and Directors to achieve the high quality thresholds will be central to the outcome.
  • Inspirational People Management: Inspire, coach and develop the team will be essential.  In addition, developing and overseeing training programmes will be important to ensure skills remain current and relevant.
  • Exceptional Client Service Delivery: We pride ourselves on our client service standards.  We seek a Senior Manager that meets this standard, brings ideas to enhance our delivery and act as a point of escalation throughout an engagement with respect to project delivery matters.  Identify and raise matters with a Director or Partner while exercising judgement within agreed parameters.
  • Innovation: Contribute to the development of methodologies and guidance for internal use.
  • Growing our Business: This is a key strategic pillar of our strategy.  As part of the leadership team, will seek an individual who can support our business development activity.  Key will be leading bids and tender activities such as meeting prospects, proposal writing and bid document preparation, and developing deep internal networks and relationships.
  • Networking and Marketing: Act as an ambassador of the firm, participate in marketing events, keep abreast of the wide range of services the firm offers and suggest innovative products and services.  Contribute and shape team meetings and represent the TRA team at office and firm meetings as required.
  • Personal Development: Continue to bring the latest Technology insights to the Partner and Director community, our clients and share knowledge with the teams.

The following skills are core to your role:

  • IT General Controls & Business Process Control Activities
  • Integrating Controls testing and Data Analytics into an external audit approach
  • Interpreting the financial audit impact of IT risks and control weaknesses
  • Cyber risk management and business resilience
  • IT system implementation risks and controls
  • IT Governance and IT Compliance Reviews
  • Service Auditor Reporting

This is an opportunity to further develop your career and to be part of the national TRA leadership team as we grow our business and support our National Audit stream. This includes extending your role to innovate our delivery in areas such as Advanced Data Analytics, IT Governance, Cyber Security, Technology Resilience, and Data Privacy.

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:

  • 28 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, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, 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 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 6,000 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.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Technology Risk Assurance - Senior Manager - Financial Services? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right skill level.

  • Business thinking
  • Communicating
  • Decision making
  • Developing self & others
  • Collaborating
  • 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.

Career Path

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.

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Move Up

We’ll give you access to team recognition, financial benefits and career progression opportunities that align with your interests and ambitions.

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Explore new areas

You can test some possibilities before committing to a permanent change. Knowing your alternatives gives you more control over your career.

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Grow in place

Master new skills and build productive relationships, deepening your knowledge, experience and specialism.

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Realign

Redesign work to fit your changing personal needs including reducing your responsibilities or workload in order to better balance your lifestyle.

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Move across

Identify other positions or areas of the business that better fit your skills, values or interests.

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Relocate

Investigate suitable roles available in other BDO offices, both in the UK and internationally.

Meet an Audit Partner

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Rewards & Benefits

We offer a wide range of core and voluntary benefits, with a few examples below.

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Health and Wellness Programmes

We promote a positive working environment where our people can thrive.

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Pension Plan

A Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions.

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Private Medical

Access to private medical treatment for you and your family.

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Income Protection Plan

Provides a proportion of your basic salary if you suffer a loss of earnings because of illness or injury.

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Holidays

Our holiday benefit enables you to purchase up to 10 days of additional leave.

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Bike to work scheme

A convenient, environmentally friendly and tax-effective way to acquire a bike for travelling to and from work.