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Management Accountant - SSC - Liverpool
Job ID #: 6854 Location: Liverpool
Business area: Business Support Job category: Business Support
Employment type: Full Time - Permanent Qualification level: Not Specified
Duration of contract: Not Indicated

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 18 offices across the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £428m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $8.1bn.

The firm is looking to recruit a Finance Analyst - Senior Associate to support the central operations of BDO’s Shared Service centre based in Liverpool.

This will be a challenging and rewarding role where you will be the primary SSC liaison with BDO finance department.

  • Perform monthly actual vs budget review and analysis

  • Validate payroll reporting for SSC – weekly / monthly

  • Deliver departmental re-forecast process

  • Deliver the departmental budget working closely with team leads and SSC head

  • Validate standard pricing per SSC catalogue item on a regular basis

  • Perform variance analysis on costs incurred vs cost recovery model – existing and new services

  • Chargeback and journal review/approval prior to posting

  • Primary contact point for pricing / billing queries from the business

  • Primary contact point within SSC for any finance related queries from team-members

  • Involvement in projects which will impact SSC finance model

  • Deal with internal queries with colleagues and teams across BDO UK

  • Provide support to other colleague teams in the SSC dependent upon seasonality of core work


  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified

  • Experience of performing management accounting and / or finance analysis in a mid to large sized organisation

  • Prior experience of accounting within a professional services environment advantageous

  • Prior experience or understanding of Shared Service Centre operations advantageous

  • IT skills - strong working knowledge of MS Excel, other MS Office products and similar desktop applications.

  • Professional level of communication – both verbal and written

  • Good time management, organisation skills and the ability to prioritise and complete tasks with limited supervision.

  • Viewed by others as a trusted advisor and advocate

  • Results orientated

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach.
  • Supervisory experience beneficial but not essential

BDO 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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