PSA Audit Director

Competitive salary
28 Nov 2022
28 Dec 2022
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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.

Our audit entities are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

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 audit entities’ 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 audit entities, 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.

Our dedicated public sector assurance team in East Anglia operate across the whole region from bases in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridge and London, servicing public sector organisations in those areas as well as Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Sussex and Surrey.

Our public sector audit entities include an extensive range of NHS, local and central government organisations, including the police and fire services. These vary in size, from £50 million to £2.2 billion gross expenditure per annum, and in technical complexity.

We’ll help you succeed

Our audit entities trust us because of the quality of our services. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with audit entities and building long-lasting relationships.

The Audit Director will be one of the most senior members of the team and will contribute to strategic planning and direction setting, in support of the Partners. This will include both audit entity and people management, and there will be a requirement to continue developing technical knowledge and skills. A specialist area of expertise may also be developed as part of your wider team responsibilities. Key Audit Partner status must be obtained, if not already held.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with senior managers, other Directors, and BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our audit entities effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and the quality of the work we do.

You’ll be someone with:

  • ACA/ICAS/ACCA/CIPFA qualified
  • Clear and demonstrable commitment to Audit Quality
  • Previous Senior Manager in practice or currently a Director with ambition to develop the role strategically with a view to progression to Partner
  • Working knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP, the Local Government Code of Audit Practice and the NHS Group Accounting Manual and Financial Reporting requirements
  • Significant experience of delivering audit and other assurance services to public sector entities, in particular Major Local Audits
  • Managing and developing staff (not only audit teams), i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, counselling, appraising, recruiting etc.
  • Business Development experience – able to identify and convert opportunities to sell work and significantly increase profits
  • Proven experience in managing a wide portfolio of concurrent projects and project teams in a project management framework
  • Able to demonstrate the development of sector
  • Either a strong sector, or other technical or commercial, focus
  • Specific or specialist technical skills – e.g. use of resources assessment

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 everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in 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.

We can provide the best support for our entities and people when we’re working side by side. 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 our entities 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 them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our entities reach 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.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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