Compliance Officer - National Risk & Ethics

BDO Australia
Brisbane CBD, QLD; Sydney, NSW
Industry-competitive salary package
08 May 2024
29 May 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

What can we offer you?

  • Progress your career in a global company with leading professionals
  • Offering a flexible work environment tell us how BDO can support you
  • Grow your skills with BDO's extensive training and resources
  • Gain support to grow within you preferred career path

About BDO

BDO is a member of BDO International Pty Ltd, a worldwide network of public accounting firms. Our global organisation extends across 164 countries and territories, with 95,414 people working out of 1,713 offices all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service.

People helping people achieve their dreams - it is our mission. It is why we exist as a firm, and it is why we are growing our Consulting team – helping our clients achieve their goals.

When it comes to our people, we believe in helping them achieve their dreams, build their passions, and grow their competitive edge. From our expansive client base to our growing talent pool, our people are the core of BDO.

About the team

The Compliance Officer supports the firm to ensure that risks to BDO are managed on a proactive basis and policies and procedures in respect of independence and risk management are consistently applied across all offices.

The Quality Management team ensures that arrangements, relationships and services entered into by BDO, and all firm personnel are appropriately considered from an ethics, independence and conflicts perspective in accordance with professional standards and BDO policies.

Current opportunity

Due to continued growth, we are looking to expand our team and in need of a Compliance Officer to support the business as an integral member of the Quality Management team. This role can be based in Brisbane or Sydney, and the core work hours will be from 10:30 AM to 7 PM AEST.

This role will administer and process Conflict and Independence Checks (CICs) to ensure risks are mitigated prior to engagement teams within the business commencing or continuing work for BDO’s clients.

Role responsibilities:

  • Administer the daily local and global Conflict and Independence Checks (CICs). 
  • Check the quality of data, follow up missing and/or incorrect information, review and approve CICs
  • Facilitate the resolution of conflicts and queries relating to CICs
  • Liaise with other BDO network firms to facilitate the resolution of potential conflicts of interest or threats to independence
  • As part of this role you will receive learning in relation to the auditor independence rules as set out in the APES Code and other standards for you to apply when resolving CICs
  • Provide assistance with client re-acceptance processes, conduct register searches, liaise with the engagement teams and facilitate the resolution of queries
  • Facilitate the consideration of all register entries and exceptions raised through the independence declaration process in accordance with the BDO Australia Independence Policies and Procedures
  • Be the first point of contact for partners and staff in relation to Independence policies and procedures

What you’ll need to succeed

Our ideal candidate is inquisitive by nature and thrives in a team environment. They hold a high level of honesty and integrity, and this is reflected in everything they do. This role would suit someone that naturally gravitates to quality and detail.

Other skills and attributes we are looking for:

  • Experience in a similar role within a professional services firm would be highly regarded
  • Highly proficient and familiarity with MS Office products
  • High level communication skills with a strong ability to problem solve through collaboration with senior managers and staff
  • Knowledge of and application of the APESB Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including independence Standards) is an advantage

What we will offer you

BDO offers professional development, collaborative culture, workplace flexibility, global career growth opportunities and an industry-competitive salary package.

Some of the benefits our employees enjoy include:

  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives - We offer a range of health-focused services and benefits to support you to reach your peak potential in all aspects of life.
  • Financial - We are committed to providing financial support to enhance your financial security and contribute to your overall wellbeing.
  • Career Opportunities - Domestic & International Secondment
  • Leave benefits - We understand the importance of achieving a healthy work-life balance, which is why our leave benefits go beyond the ordinary.
  • Lifestyle & Community – team bonding & social events, free daily breakfast, ‘dress for your day’
  • Learning & Development - we prioritise your personal and professional development, providing access to a diverse range of learning experiences to support your growth journey.

We are committed to building your technical, advisory, leadership, and management skills, and balance work with promoting health, wellbeing, workplace giving and social activities. At BDO, we want you to enjoy what you do and the community of colleagues and clients you work with.

As a firm, we embrace an inclusive culture and value the difference and unique perspective of every individual. We are proud to be named an Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia (DCA).

For immediate consideration please click Apply or for further information please contact Maria Aniceto on Learn more about what we offer at BDO.

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