Financial Reporting Manager

​Leeds; Tithebarn - Liverpool; Manchester
Competitive salary
17 May 2023
17 Jun 2023
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Contract type
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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

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 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.

The role offers a great opportunity to develop your existing financial reporting and technical knowledge within a supportive and close-knit team. High quality training and development will be provided to the successful candidate.

We work with a large variety of clients across different sectors, ranging from SME’s to listed companies. We produce financial statements and undertake advisory engagements working under a range of accounting frameworks including UK GAAP and IFRS.

As a Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of more complex clients and will be required to work closely with and support more senior members of the team in the timely delivery of all services. Services you can expect to fall within your portfolio are the preparation of year-end statutory accounts for large groups or complex clients and leading on the delivery of ad-hoc financial reporting advisory services.

You will lead client relationships, have accountability for the commercial performance of projects, determine resource requirements to service your portfolio, review work of junior members of staff and resolve issues prior to Partner review.

In addition to client facing work, you will also be part of the Northern financial reporting management team and will play an active role in supporting delivery of the teams strategic growth plan as well as having responsibility for departmental issues including coaching and feedback of more junior members of staff, business development, commercial performance, ensuring compliance with the stream’s policies and procedures and the firm’s risk management procedures.

You'll be someone with:

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a management role.
  • Strong working knowledge of UK and international reporting standards (including UK GAAP and UK-adopted IFRS) and related financial reporting requirements.
  • Previous experience preparing and reviewing statutory accounts, consolidations and cash flows.
  • Business development experience - able to contribute to the identification and conversion of opportunities to services.
  • Evidence of ability to research technical accounting matters.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively, adopting a logical and methodical approach in order to meet tight deadlines and balance client needs.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of financial statements preparation software such as Caseware (desirable).
  • Experience in specialist GAAPs such as charities, academies and registered social landlords (desirable).

We’ll help you succeed

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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