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Offshore Finance and Operations Assistant Manager

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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 leading them.

We'll broaden your horizons

Our biggest asset is our people, so our Audit Resourcing Directorate are focused on ensuring we have the right people working together to deliver the best results, whilst providing space for us all to deliver quality work and reach our potential.

They use their specialist expertise to ensure we enable our employees to succeed and inspire a unified culture of development across our firm. By playing a role in the recruitment and management of our people, they help change lives and influence the future of BDO. Join a driven and passionate team where you can be yourself, while also helping your colleagues to achieve their ambitions.

We'll help you succeed

The work we do is underpinned by quality. We deliver audits which are trusted and transparent which can be relied upon by companies and their stakeholders.

You'll be someone who is comfortable working pro-actively and, managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with Senior Managers, Directors, and BDO's Partners. You'll help deliver accurate and transparent reporting to all relevant stakeholders as you provide long term value.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to further their career in professional services resource management as part of an expanding team, and we are looking for an experienced manager to join our Audit Resourcing Directorate (ARD) to provide day to day oversight of our offshore operations, whilst also supporting our strategy for future requirements.

It is an exciting time to be part of the ARD, and we are looking for someone who is able to get involved and work with the team to achieve the next level of resource planning.

In this busy and rewarding role you'll also:
  • Support the Director of Resourcing Transformation and Senior Manager who reports to the Audit Executive, managing a range of varied projects from inception to completion.
  • Support on project management.
  • Finance responsibility for the management of end-to-end billing and finance to ensure seamless day to day operations.
  • Work in a fast paced and changing environment, assisting in optimising distribution of workload and deployment of staff, maximising profitability, and chargeable hours, while balancing the impact on employee engagement fulfilling the People Proposition
  • Interpret, analyse, and interrogate management Information (MI) to provide trends, make connections and spot opportunities to improve profitability and people experience on engagements.
  • Support and help implement our new alternative resourcing model including governance.
  • Managing our resource management and operations of offshore teams.
  • Work with our UK resourcing teams to provide a seamless approach to resourcing requirements.
  • Ensure systems are working appropriately, proactively suggest enhancements and improvements to current ways of working.
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements are delivered, and regulatory responses are met.
You'll be someone with:
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills
  • Excellent influencing, relationship building and communication skills.
  • Confidence in engaging independently and working with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of cross stream teams and be able to use your initiative.
  • Highly proficient at Microsoft Office applications especially Advanced Excel.
  • Previous offshore resource and finance management experience desirable but not required.
  • Previous experience of working within professional services or Audit desirable
  • Previous experience working with Power BI data to create interactive dashboards desirable.
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 and satisfying experiences at work, 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.




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