Finance Analyst

London, UK
Competitive salary
25 Apr 2024
29 Apr 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
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 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

As a firm our focus on delivering quality audit work for the benefit of the public interest is our key priority. Our Audit teams are essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. With specialist knowledge of sectors, markets, and geographies; our auditors have the business understanding necessary to deliver the high-quality and robust audits that companies and their stakeholders can trust.

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.

This position will report to the LAG Finance Assistant Manager supporting the London Audit Group, the audit stream’s biggest SBU in its financial matters.

You will work with and support the Finance Assistant Manager and Senior Finance Manager in managing the financial performance of the group on a day-to-day basis, as well as providing relevant support, advice, and guidance to the overall team within the business unit on financial matters. You’ll also:

  • Provide support with Working Capital management for the group – ensuring that bills, provisions, recoveries, and cash collections are managed effectively and efficiently within the group.
  • Provide financial analysis and reporting to the LAG finance team and sector leads to enable informed planning and decision-making. 
  • Including utilisation, recovery rates, budget, rolling forecast, key performance indicators, and analysis of variances.
  • Help to drive standardisation of MI available to the group, seeking out continuous improvement of reporting and suggestions for process improvements.
  • Provide monthly financial analysis and reporting to the smaller sectors with scope for responsibilities to increase as experience increases.
  • Approve Accounts Payable Invoices for LAG and monitoring key expenditure lines in the management accounts.
  • Support the quarterly forecasting and yearly budget processes for the group, assisting with the coordination with the sectors, liaising with relevant personnel and the central Finance team as appropriate, and supporting the input of the data into the Firm’s budget model.

You’ll be someone with:

  • A commercial mind
  • An analytical mind with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong Microsoft skills, particularly in Excel
  • Experience of using Microsoft Power BI desirable but not essential
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Partnership experience desirable
  • ACA, CIMA, or ACCA new starter or part-qualified

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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