Audit Manager, Pensions - Guildford or Gatwick

BDO International
Ash Vale, UK
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified
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 Our National Pensions Team based in Guildford has over 200 pension scheme clients ranging from large DB schemes with assets of up to £1bn to small self-administered schemes. Due to a significant period of growth we are looking for a Manager to join our team in Guildford or Gatwick.As an Audit Manager in our Pensions team you will deal with all matters relating to the management of a portfolio of clients. You will also provide assistance to Partners in both client work and in the management of the group and on occasions the wider firm. On occasion may become involved in special assignments on an ad hoc basis. Responsibilities
• Act as a key point of contact within the firm for the client together with the Partner; to respond quickly and anticipate client requests/needs whilst keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided
• Responsible for the financial management of a portfolio of clients
• Build and maintain strong relationships with clients at senior levels and develop a strong commercial understanding of the clients' business
• Complete assignments within agreed budgets and timescales and identify opportunities for additional billings
• Ensure assignments are staffed with the appropriate mix of knowledge and skills required.
• Identify and recognise business and sales opportunities with potential new clients
• Support Partners and Directors in the development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity
• Recruit, retain, develop and motivate our employees, which includes participating in graduate recruitment, ensuring job appraisal documentation is completed within deadlines and ensuring appropriate objectives and development plans are in place for counselees
• Will work as part of management team with other Audit Managers within the business group (e.g. resource planning, merit rate meetings and efficiency gains)
• Act as an ambassador of the firm, participates in office marketing events, keeps abreast of the wide range of service the firm offers
• Act as a role model for trainees and executives Requirements
• Professional qualification ACCA/ACA or equivalent
• Experience supervising and coaching junior members of staff on site
• Working knowledge of UK Auditing Standards, UK GAAP and the Pensions SORP as well as financial products and firm services
• Experience of systems/controls testing as well as substantive auditing, including consolidations, group audits, statutory accounts and disclosures
• Project Management experienceOur Agency PolicyBDO 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.