BDO UK

Assistant Manager - Pensions Covenant Advisory

Recruiter
BDO UK
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
27 Nov 2023
Closes
27 Dec 2023
Ref
R12108
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

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 

Our Advisory team provide a wide variety of services that deliver value-led advice and outcomes. They have an in-depth knowledge of business, industry sectors and markets and understand the constantly changing risks and opportunities at the heart of our clients’ affairs. The team work across strategy, operations and improvement as well as at a transactional and defined project level. From technology to risk advisory, they’re experts in following through on top-level instructions and resolving the finer details – all in one straight-forward package. When you join them, you’ll work on some of the world's most exciting financial operations and business deals, building your experience and expertise alongside the brightest minds in the industry.

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.

Our team works across a range of sectors and type of corporate activity, including M&A, shareholder distributions, refinancing and restructuring. You will therefore gain wide-ranging financial advisory experience across the corporate lifecycle, working with both successful and distressed companies. 

Our analysis helps our clients understand the financial support available to their defined benefit pension schemes now and in the future. It also helps stakeholders assess the credit-risk associated with a defined benefit pension scheme. We also make practical and pragmatic recommendations on how to protect pension scheme members’ benefits.

What you’ll do  

Key activities of the role are listed below:

Professional advice: 

  • Undertake financial analysis.
  • Draft professional advice (i.e. business report writing).
  • Participate in and help prepare for calls with company management.
  • Support senior colleagues.
  • Help senior colleagues present key messages to clients and other stakeholders. 

Quality and risk management

  • Take responsibility for parts of an established engagement and risk management process, including client due diligence, engagement documentation (e.g. engagement letter) and billing

Sales and Marketing: 

  • Help prepare pitches
  • Attend marketing events and meeting

Other: 

  • Being seconded onto projects within the wider Advisory stream (e.g. Business Restructuring or Transaction Services)
  • Ad hoc tasks to support the management of the team (e.g. assisting with maintaining schedules in respect of resourcing and/or assisting with team projects)

You’ll be someone with: 

  • ACA/ ACCA qualified
  • Good commercial skills and judgement
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team working skills
  • Confidence in Excel
  • An interest in developing a career in the Advisory stream

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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