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Senior Manager - Birmingham and Nottingham
Job ID #: 6419 Location: Birmingham
Business area: Business Services and Accounting Job category: Business Services and Accountancy
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Qualified (professional)
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

BDO. Because relationships matter.

BDO LLP is one of the UK’s largest accountancy and business advisory firms providing services to ambitious businesses within the UK and worldwide. With more than 3,500 talented people, generating close to £400m in UK revenues, we bring real leadership across the mid-market. We are a member of BDO International, which has more than 1,260 offices worldwide, spread across 147 countries. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.

At BDO you can be yourself - we value you as an individual and want you to realize your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognize and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success. We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return.

Being at BDO is personally as well as professionally fulfilling. Relationships matter, and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.

As a Senior Manager you will be responsible for providing leadership to the team, managing a portfolio of clients and supporting Partners. This includes planning, monitoring, reviewing work of junior members and taking a proactive responsibility for business development and marketing initiatives. You will also take a lead on ensuring the successful implementation of national strategy and initiatives.

The candidate will be mainly based in Birmingham with no more than one day a week in Nottingham.


o Act as a lead on larger and more complex client assignments. The expectation is that on large assignments this role will be supported by one (or more) managers. Overall responsibility for each assignment will be retained by the partner.

o Key Account Management and responsibility for own portfolio of clients including client take on procedures, agreeing scope, fee negotiations, control of billings and cash collections within the firm’s criteria.

o Financial measurement and management, including portfolio profitability

o Responsible for leading and directing all aspects of the BS&A services delivered.

o Liaison with central departments on risk management, technical and other matters

o Keeps up to date with all technical developments in order to ensure continued excellent delivery of services to the client.

o People management responsibilities covering resource planning and allocation, performance management, training and recommendations for promotion. 




o Contributes to development of new business relationships and business proposals through high level sales and marketing activity.

o Play a key role in supporting Partners in all group sales and marketing activity, including leading client pitch teams, attendance at group networking, and other marketing events as appropriate

o Win work by proactively managing existing clients and targeting new BS&A and non-BS&A clients.

o Demonstrates overall client ownership and ensures the highest standards in others

o Proactively takes potentially valuable ideas to the client

o Acts as a collaborative client manager and applies a managed clients approach

o Develops innovative solutions to the commercial challenges of the client

o Communicates effectively to ensure client expectations are managed appropriately

o Builds a pipeline of potential new work in their own right

o Lead in department business development strategy and actively involves others in their business development activities

o Has a written personal development plan and is making it happen

o Is able to undertake meaningful business discussions with clients at all levels

o Is beginning to develop an area of specialism and knowledge

o Openly shares their expertise both internally and externally




o Act as a mentor to junior managers and provide coaching with a view to assisting them to achieve their personal career goals.

o Gives time to other people to help them solve their issues

o Robust under pressure and manages multiple project/activities

o Involves and consults with more senior people when needed

o Can lead difficult conversations and deliver constructive feedback

o Ensures high quality work without micro managing others

           o Open to change and adopting new approaches

o    ACA or ACCA qualified or equivalent overseas qualification.

o    Experience of Partnership accounts

§  Proven ability in managing and developing staff i.e. coordinating staff projects, mentoring, counselling, appraising, and recruiting.

Our Agency Policy
BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies. We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team. We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal. For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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