Financial Services Senior Business Adviser - Business Services & Outsourcing

Baker Street - London
Competitive salary
03 Dec 2021
21 Dec 2021
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 businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

The Business Services and Outsourcing team are essential to meeting our clients' evolving requirements. As well as delivering long-term, sustainable value to businesses by providing a range of solutions such as accounting, payroll and compliance services, they also play a key role in tying together many of our services across BDO both domestically and internationally. By building deep and meaningful relationships with a range of clients from ambitious entrepreneurial SMEs to large multi-national groups, our BS&O team don’t just advise on their specific business challenges, they open doors for other teams to provide our firm’s wider service offering. To succeed in this agile environment, you’ll need to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and initiative. In return, you’ll have the opportunity for progression, and the chance to develop in one of the industry’s most exciting and varied roles.

We’ll broaden your horizons

At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realize your career aspirations. We will give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognize and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel and share in our success. In this role you’ll:

  • Be responsible for the delivery of management accounts for a small portfolio of clients.
  • Prepare management accounts for more complex clients which are technically accurate.
  • Prepare VAT returns and liaison with clients/ VAT team over any issues.
  • Be involved with client set up and training alongside Managers.
  • Prepare and communicate monthly work flow timetable and deadlines with the team and the client.
  • Prepare mid-month clients packs.
  • Review financial statements under UK GAAP and IFRS.
  • Prepare complex bank reconciliations and dealing with issues directly with the client.
  • Maintain fixed asset register- processing invoices, calculating and posting depreciation journals.
  • Provide clients with advice on day to day accounting transactions and appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Prepare standard KPI dashboards from the client’s accounting system, using templates.
  • Prepare simple budgets for clients’ management purposes only by extrapolating last year’s data and making minor adjustments.
  • Manage information efficiently and manage where performance is not in line with budgets or business plan
  • Maintain awareness of risk and deliver high quality documents

We’re looking forward to the future

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth focussed. Across our 17 UK locations, we employ 5,000 people who work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services. Our EiC Resourcing function plays a critical role in making that happen. By ensuring our firm attracts and selects the highest quality and most diverse candidates to become our future leaders, they ensure we continue to generate revenue of $9bn worldwide.

We’ll help you succeed

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) or equivalent experience
  • Solid accounting knowledge with previous experience within outsourced accounting
  • Good knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Good knowledge of corporation tax, income tax, VAT, PAYE, company secretarial procedures and applications
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office and use of all standard in house packages
  • Proficient in the use of accounting software packages

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:

  • 25 days’ holiday;
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • 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 cinemas, dining, and gyms;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • access childcare vouchers;
  • 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 5,000 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.

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