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Business Administrator

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Apr 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

Playing an important support role at BDO, our Secretarial and Administration team contributes to our success by taking responsibility for planning and organisation. Their proactive approach to what we do ensures our projects operate seamlessly and co-operation remains strong across our firm. Whatever the challenge, they provide the foundations on which we can excel. Joining this team, you'll enjoy a friendly and supportive environment - and plenty of variety to keep you on your toes. Want to play your part in our international operation?

We'll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You'll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO's partners to help businesses effectively. You'll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

We are in search of a proficient and driven Business Administrator to become a valuable member of our dynamic operations team. The selected candidate will hold a pivotal position, actively contributing to the day-to-day functioning of our Risk Advisory Services (RAS) team, ensuring seamless and efficient business processes. This role involves close collaboration with the Operations Manager and Resourcing Manager.

We are looking for an individual who excels in proactive work and self-task management, while also possessing the confidence to collaborate with colleagues. Regular communication with Senior Managers, Directors, and Partners is a key aspect of this role, aimed at enhancing business effectiveness.

  • Provide administrative support to the operations team, partners, and other team members
  • Handle correspondence, emails, and phone calls, directing inquiries to relevant members of the Ops team
  • Draft communications and respond to general inquiries
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for people and operations enquiries and communication
  • Schedule appointments and meetings, maintaining an organised calendar for the team
  • Coordinate internal events, meetings, and training seminars
  • Manage logistics, including venue booking, catering, and materials preparation
  • Support the preparation of agendas and papers for all people-related meetings, including issuing documents
  • Enter and maintain client information accurately in the database
  • Perform core data entry tasks for the Resource Management System
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover for other Business Administrators
  • Prepare and distribute internal communications covering relevant announcements, policies, and HR-related updates
  • Provide support and administration for our Learning & Development (L&D) programme
  • Handle new joiner and leaver administration, including reports and induction processes
  • Act as a point of contact for employee inquiries related to policies, procedures, and general people matters
  • Assist in the recruitment process by coordinating with the central recruitment team to post job listings, schedule interviews, and collate feedback
  • Undertake various general office duties when required, such as delivering messages, photocopying, mail shots, and archiving
  • Be responsive and contribute to creating a positive impression at all touchpoints
  • Proven experience as a Business Administrator or similar role
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • A qualification in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field is preferred
  • Previous experience in an accountancy firm or professional services environment is advantageous
You'll be able to be yourself; we'll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to our business. We're committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their 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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