Inward Investment Outsourcing Director – EMEA - London Bake Street

Recruiter
BDO UK
Location
London - Baker Street
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
18 Jan 2022
Closes
18 Feb 2022
Ref
R06278
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Director

Ideas | People | Trust

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.

We’ll broaden your horizons

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.

Overview

Based in our Baker Street London office, you will be responsible for providing leadership to the team, building a network and pipeline of UK inward investment opportunities in relation to EMEA region, managing a portfolio of overseas headquartered clients and supporting Partners. This includes planning, monitoring, reviewing work of junior members and taking responsibility for inward investment business development and marketing initiatives.

We’ll help you succeed

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Has developed a clear area of specialism in working with overseas headquartered businesses coming to/operating in the UK and supporting them with a broad range of accounting and advisory services.
  • Expert knowledge of requirements and regulation in relation to Doing Business in the UK to be the go to person for other members of the team
  • Use knowledge and understanding of the client, business drivers, and technology to help design custom or complex management reports and complex KPI dashboards
  • Act as project director on larger clients, with signing off rights and overall responsibility for the job, with Partner retaining relationship responsibilities only
  • Apply accounting standards to argue accounting treatment for complex or contentious areas, and know when to bring in experts
  • Serve as a resource for the team, having developed an in-depth knowledge and understanding of finance accounting functions
  • Maintains and shares international business knowledge with others to ensure the wider team are up to date with developments.
  • Uses their broad financial, accounting, business and industry knowledge to educate clients on how their finance and accounting needs will evolve as their business grows; helps clients identify what is next and persuades the client to value those unperceived needs; identifies what needs are critical verse what are not and looks at the business of the client holistically.

Commercial responsibilities:

  • Develop, execute and manage the marketing and business development strategy for own portfolio, working with the partners to realise these
  • Develops plans and forecasts for the area of the practice they are responsible for; manages the full lifecycle of practice management from budgeting through to collections.
  • Contribute to the economic management of the department in matters such as budgeting and monitoring and managing to key metrics
  • Ensures that cloud accounting software and add-ons are being used to the maximum effect across their outsourcing portfolio.
  • Open to new solutions and ideas to improve the profitability of engagement and actively seeks to implement these
  • Educate clients with new ideas minimalising the perception of buyers risk, differentiating our services, demonstrating our experience, building trust and confidence
  • Seek to be a step ahead of the client and anticipate their future needs in a way that will make a significant commercial difference

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
  • Excellent UK GAAP and or IFRS knowledge
  • European language skills including French and German
  • Relevant experience of managing a team is essential
  • Proven experience in managing a wide portfolio of concurrent projects and project teams in a project management framework

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 as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:

  • 28 days’ holiday;
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • and 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 means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. You, 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;
  • take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.

Agile working at BDO (Workable)

  • WORKABLE is our approach to making working at BDO work for everyone. It’s a framework – including policies, guidance, tools, resources, and support – that offers flexibility and choice around how, when and where we do our work. WORKABLE gives BDO people the freedom they need to be able to work at their best. Because sometimes, the hub is the best environment to get things done, and sometimes we’re more productive working from home: WORKABLE gives us that choice.
  • We aim to offer you more choice and flexibility to plan around work and life, which can lead to improved wellbeing, access to more diverse projects and learning opportunities and increased job satisfaction.

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 UK locations, more than 6,000 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.

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

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