SSC Glasgow - Team Leader (Associate) - Audit Support Hub

Competitive salary
24 Jan 2022
24 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Accountant, Audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

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.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Shared Service Centre team (SSC) provides essential support to a number of teams across our firm. As well as assisting on large-scale operations, beyond the capacity of a core specialist team, they provide the unparalleled expertise we need to keep moving forward. As part of this friendly department, you’ll have the chance to work on exciting projects and develop your skillset. There’s real opportunity, making it a great chance to use industry knowledge and experience to solve problems in your next career step, or it can be a place to learn if you’re just starting out. If you want to work on important projects and explore your potential, we’ll give you the friendly, supportive working environment to go far.

We’ll help you succeed

We are looking to recruit an Associate Team Leader to join the Audit Support Hub as a Team Leader in its new satellite location in Glasgow, Scotland. This team is one of several Hubs within BDO’s Shared Service Centre (SSC). SSC team members work internally within the business providing support to the client facing members of the firm.

The Audit Support Hub provides a portfolio of audit support processes and services to Audit stream colleagues across the UK.

The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to the next phase of BDO’s Shared Service strategy taking a lead on the management of team members’ quality and technical performance, in addition to wider contributions. Therefore, the focus of the role will be to provide team leadership and subject matter expertise across the audit support hub, primarily by overseeing the management of up to several colleagues within Glasgow and collaborating closely with the wider Liverpool team. You’ll also: Manage and supervise a team ensuring effective and efficient performance standards are adhered to and improved upon through a coaching mentality, being responsible for overseeing and reporting on their performance through tailored feedback & coaching

  • Manage and supervise a team ensuring effective and efficient performance standards are adhered to and improved upon through a coaching mentality, being responsible for overseeing and reporting on their performance through tailored feedback & coaching
  • Support regional client facing audit teams with multiple aspects of the annual audit process (including audit set up, report generation, derivative valuation, casting etc) by managing and supervising a team of Assistants and Senior Assistants, ensuring effective and efficient performance standards are adhered to and improved upon through a coaching mentality
  • Work extensively with BDO’s proprietary audit support systems and processes and all external systems as required
  • Deal with internal queries with colleagues and teams across BDO UK
  • Provide support to other colleague teams dependent upon seasonality of core work
  • Deputise for senior ASH colleagues as and when necessary

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:


  • Previous line management experience managing people and performance
  • Demonstrable experience of previous mentoring/supervising and coaching through 1-2-1s
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude towards change and pro-actively imparting knowledge onto others
  • IT skills - strong working knowledge of MS Office and similar desktop applications. Willingness to learn new systems is essential
  • Well presented with a professional level of communication – both verbal and written
  • Good time management, organisation skills and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach.


  • 3 years previous line management experience, preferably within an office operations environment
  • A management/leadership qualification
  • Demonstrable work experience of audit or accounts, or experience within a financial/professional services background
  • ACCA/ACA part qualified / QBE

No training contract is provided with this role, although it is an excellent first step into the accountancy profession and provides relevant experience.

Role specific training is provided however.

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;
  • 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, 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.

Are you ready to join them? Apply!

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

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