Senior Internal Audit & Controls Executive Risk Advisory

Glasgow, Edinburgh, UK
Competitive salary
07 Jun 2024
07 Jul 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisations need to navigate today’s changing world.

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and directly advise the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Manage risk for our clients to make them stronger for the future.

Our Digital & Risk Advisory Services (DRAS) are designed to enable organisations to leverage our innovative methodologies, technology, and highly experienced professionals to manage their business risks most effectively. Working at BDO offers curious-minded people excellent exposure to all aspects of business strategy, operations and more.

We’re a dynamic team of internal auditors, accountants, technology, and business transformation experts with disciplines in finance, risk, projects and change, cyber and digital, amongst others.

Our extensive network and depth of experience mean we work in a highly client-centric way, focused on providing a collaborative, tailor-made advisory service. Our team helps clients manage their business-critical threats, such as cyber events, and build resilient businesses capable of responding to internal and external events which may interrupt their operations. Being known for exceptional client service in our chosen markets, we put innovation and agility at the heart of everything we do.

This is your chance to join a fast-paced, growing team and help shape the future of DRAS at BDO.

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Risk Advisory Services (RAS) team as a Senior Executive providing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. Our people are specialists in their respective fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping businesses overcome the challenges they face. We aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as the companies we work with, 95 per cent of whom say they would recommend us.

Operating out of 8 locations across the UK, we cover all of the major business centres while offering local expertise to local firms. Our growing business now comprises approximately 200 people who are encouraged to be themselves, bringing personality and authenticity to our professional environment.

By managing risk through effective internal control and governance, businesses can do a lot more than survive. It can drive more effective strategies and operations. When done well, risk management not only future-proofs organisations, but it also helps them navigate stormy waters and unexpected headwinds.

As one of our RAS specialists, you will be part of a team that offers global assurance and advisory services over the quality of internal control, risk and governance frameworks and delivers not just assurance to the Board through the Audit Committee, but adds value to the entire organisation.

You will help design and implement practical and cost-effective enterprise risk management solutions and helping clients to tailor and design a framework that meets their governance requirements while remaining practical and efficient as well as enhancing their Board reporting. Our teams also provide controls assurance, helping clients to make sure their risks are being mitigated effectively for their own governance purposes.

We are looking for high performing professionals, from industry or professional services, with a strong background in understanding all the major areas of risk management and delivering internal audit services, enterprise risk management advice and solutions, corporate governance services, SOX compliance and controls assurance.

You’ll be someone with:

  • Professional qualification ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CMIIA (CIA + 3 QIAL case studies) or equivalent is desirable
  • Dedication to client service and commitment to quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Have a focus on delivering results and problem solving
  • Effective time management skills, completing assignments within time budgets and to schedule while handling multiple tasks
  • Demonstrate clear ownership and accountability
  • Have experience in coaching and supervising team members
  • Be able to collaborate with other BDO teams and subject matter experts
  • Big picture thinking from a knowledge of current economic and market trends
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience in using flow charting software
  • Flexibility to travel on a regular basis locally with potential for wider travel including occasional international assignment

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 every colleague the opportunity to work in ways that suit you, your teams, and the task at 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.

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 the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, 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 you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve 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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