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Senior PA - London
Job ID #: 6471 Location: London
Business area: Business Support Job category: Business Support
Employment type: Full-Time - Fixed Term Contract Qualification level: Bachelor's Degree
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, the world’s fifth largest global accountancy network, 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.




  • To provide secretarial / administration support to 1 Senior General Partner on all client related matters, internal management and personal life.

  • Managing external relationships in relation to PR and client matters.

  • Acting as a representative of the Partner

  • Working closely with the other PA support to the Partner with both professional and personal matters.

  • The role involves being an integral member of the support team in London Forensics.

  • Communication across all streams is key.




  • Complex diary management – including arranging and co-ordinating meetings, liaison with delegates (both internal and external) and their secretaries, the booking of meeting rooms and refreshments as necessary.

  • Acting as the first point of contact for clients and contacts (being friendly and efficient), dealing with routine enquiries and cold calls, screening calls, taking accurate messages and ensuring that they are passed on promptly.

  • Proactive e-mail management – responding on behalf of the Partner where necessary and completing tasks where possible, and accepting invitations.

  • Documentation – the management of the creation and update of all general correspondence etc (audio and copy typing), and the composition of routine correspondence, as necessary – to the Firm’s documentation standards, whilst complying with high standards of accuracy.

  • Preparation of reports (including collation of documentation) and preparation of meeting packs.

  • Management of the Partner’s personal life as required

  • Organise travel arrangements, extensive itineraries and documentation as necessary.

  • To participate in projects and to carry out any other duties that may be outside the standard remit or as may be reasonably required by the Company.

  • Provision of secretarial assistance when other support members are off sick / on leave, as required.

  • Flexibility to work across time zones.

  • Any other duties commensurate with this level of post.




  • Excellent organisation and administration skills.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • External market facing experience.

  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure.

  • Ability to work across different time zones.

  • Knowledge of computerised systems including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

  • Professional appearance.

  • Experience of working as part of a team.

Professional Qualities:

  • Friendly and outgoing

  • Proactive approach to work and ability to work on own initiative with common sense

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • Team player

  • Willingness to learn

  • Clear thinking and action

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Good organiser

  • Calm, mature attitude


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