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Senior Executive - SCA - Global Outsourcing - Bristol
Job ID #: 7044 Location: Bristol
Business area: Global Outsourcing Job category: Advisory
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.




Opening date: 07/02/2018
Closing date: 07/03/2018
Salary: Competitive

Overview
Are you looking to further your career in accountancy? We are looking for a senior experienced hire who can demonstrate an enthusiasm for working in the world of accounting and finance. We are looking for candidates whose strengths are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, and Decision Making.

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.

BDO’s Bristol Service Charge team is a centre of excellence for independent reviews of service charges. We are expecting large growth over the coming years to add to our breadth of existing clients.  We require a Senior Executive to help us deliver exceptional client service to our expanding client base.

Role

The Senior Executive will take day to day responsibility for management of their client and dedicated team, to ensure that KPI’s are achieved. They will be able to work autonomously, solving issues raised by the client and their team, and dealing with conflicting priorities. They will have primary responsibility for ensuring that inputs, outputs and project management are of the highest quality. The Senior Executive will be a role model to the junior team members, demonstrating BDO values and providing exceptional client service. They must also be a team player, working effectively with both the management team and the delivery team.




Responsibilities
o Reviewing client responses to reviews and following up on outstanding issues with the client
o Preparing accountants’ reports and client required schedules
o Reviewing the work of junior team members
o Clearing manager/director review points
o Performing day to day project management for a specific client (eg monitoring KPI’s and team workload, prioritising tasks, understanding the status of all open reviews)
o Acting as the main contact point for their client, dealing with issues, responding to client requests and building strong working relationships
o Raising issues with managers when required, and providing solutions
o Undertaking client visits, taking more junior members of the team to meet clients
o Providing training to clients
o Performing walkthrough testing
o Writing client reports and quarterly performance reports
o Involvement in new client transitions
o Managing and coaching junior team members
o Leading delivery team meetings and internal training sessions
o Delegating tasks where necessary and facilitating team working to ensure that files are completed within the KPIs
o Leading client conference calls
o Developing a strong technical knowledge base, and sharing this with the team
o Becoming a leader in implementing process improvements and efficiencies




Requirements
o ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification
o Experience working in an accountancy practice or other financial environment
o Ability to think on your feet
o Excellent communication skills
o Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
o Experience in coaching or mentoring junior staff highly desirable
o Experience providing assurance services desirable but not essential

What BDO offer in return
o Competitive salary
o Flexible working patterns available, including short days to accommodate school hours, term time contracts (excl Easter due to workload), and part time options
o Core benefits include 25 days holiday that rises with service, life assurance, income protection and pension
o Access to a range of additional purchasable benefits including travel insurance, life/health insurance, car and bike schemes, childcare and retail vouchers
o Clear career path
o TOIL for overtime worked


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