Assistant Manager

BDO Australia
Brisbane CBD, QLD
Industry-competitive salary package
25 Apr 2024
25 May 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

What do you want from your next employer?

  • Enjoyment in what you do and the community of colleagues and clients you work with.
  • Health, wellbeing, and workplace giving programs, as well as the range of social activities including an active Social Club.
  • Professional opportunities, personal fulfilment, and long-term growth that only a growing global firm like BDO can provide, including Partner led-mentoring
  • Competitive salary and flexibility options
  • Commitment to your ongoing development to build your technical, advisory, leadership, and management skills, including technical and non-technical training.

Current opportunity

We are currently seeking an experienced Assistant Manager to join our vibrant and growing Business Services team. The Business Services group ensures our clients’ success by adding value in every aspect of their business through the provision of world-class advisory and compliance services. BDO's business advisers understand growth and success in the Australian and international markets and focus on helping our clients understand their business and provide practical strategies to help them succeed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in management of the operational responsibilities of the Business Services team
  • Assist in management of the team to deliver high quality services to clients, and providing mentorship to junior staff
  • Review and manage the delivery of complex financial statements and consolidated financial statements and Income Tax Returns prepared by team members
  • Preparation and analysis of complex management accounting reports
  • Assisting with the design, development and analysis of financial reporting models
  • Assist in strategic business discussions with clients
  • Conducting tax compliance reviews of tax returns, FBT returns, GST and Payroll tax
  • Advising on tax planning issues, implementing tax planning and savings ideas for clients
  • Assist in setting budgets for specific jobs and explaining parameters and scope to team
  • Starting to develop external networks and market presents
  • Undertake ad-hoc duties as required from time to time

Skills/Attributes Required:

  • Achieves successful outcomes through clear and effective communications and the ability to relate to others
  • Developing commercial skills with genuine levels of enquiries about wider business issues and application to client situations
  • Good problem solver
  • Strong communication skills, able to adapt style to suit different audiences, and ability to explain complex issues
  • Self-driven and assumes responsibility and accountability
  • Developing leadership and management skills
  • Collaborative and solution focused
  • Ability to monitor progress and remain 'across' jobs; owning them and striving to adhere to short and long term deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Is willing and driven, takes a proactive approach
  • Strong digital skills including a good working knowledge of MS Office applications, cloud accounting platforms and add-ons Willingness and ability to bring new ideas to the table

Qualifications and Experience required:

  • Prior accounting experience in an accounting firm environment
  • CA/CPA qualified
  • General consulting exposure to a range of clients.

About the team

We are a dynamic team, focused on ensuring client convenience, proactive communication and forward thinking. Our team members work together to help each other to achieve goals while actively seeking assistance from senior team members to help build their skill set to continue to enhance client outcomes.

What you’ll need to succeed

Being a team player is crucial to our success and we expect a successful candidate will go above and beyond for their team, as we will for you. Our team based approach allows us all to get to know our clients and deliver on their goals and needs. Your background in business services, tax or accounting along with a common sense approach will provide a strong foundation for you to succeed in this role.

What we will offer you

  • Flexibility - At BDO we have embraced the new working life with hybrid Working from Home (WFH), safety checklist for all WFH enviro, as well as other Flexible working options including part-time, compressed hours and home-based work and are available to ALL staff based on individual and firm needs.
  • Leave options - At BDO we offer annual, personal, carers, compassionate, parental (primary and secondary carers) and long service with the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Professional development - BDO offers genuine professional development with our market leading RISE program, local technical training, professional study support, on the job coaching and mentoring.
  • Wellbeing - Above all else BDO cares about you! We offer discounted gym membership & health insurance, wellbeing workshops, group fitness classes, active social club, workplace giving, daily breakfast and fresh fruit and an inclusive culture where you can bring your true self to work.
  • Diversity - At BDO this isn’t just a buzz word! We embrace the diverse world that we live in with our workforce reflecting the clients we service throughout the world. We encourage our staff members to bring their true self to work each and every day. This was capped by being named an Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia (DCA).

To submit your application please click Apply or for further information please contact Michelle Lorschy on for a confidential conversation. Learn more what we offer at BDO.

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