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Private Equity Coverage Senior Manager/ Assistant Director

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
May 25, 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 that lead them.

We'll broaden your horizons

Our Advisory team provide a wide variety of services that deliver value-led advice and outcomes. They have an in-depth knowledge of business, industry sectors and markets and understand the constantly changing risks and opportunities at the heart of our clients' affairs. The team work across strategy, operations and improvement as well as at a transactional and defined project level. From technology to risk advisory, they're experts in following through on top-level instructions and resolving the finer details - all in one straight-forward package. When you join them, you'll work on some of the world's most exciting financial operations and business deals, building your experience and expertise alongside the brightest minds in the industry.

Private Equity (PE) is a large and growing sector covering a broad range of investors which provides opportunities for BDO to deliver services to both funds and their portfolio companies. PE is integral to the BDO strategy and will contribute to growth of our business across Advisory, Tax and Audit.

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.

The Financial Sponsor Coverage team is responsible for developing, institutionalising, leading and managing long-term commercial relationships with financial sponsors including PE to create competitive advantage and drive sustainable, responsible, and profitable revenue growth. We open doors and create fee opportunities for other partners in the firm as well as building BDO brand and reputational value by delivering all of the firm's resources to our clients. This is an exciting opportunity in a growing team within BDO to manage relationships with sponsors that are existing clients and to also grow our coverage of new sponsors.

You'll be someone with:

• A good understanding of how PE managers operate and think.

• ACA/ACCA qualified (or equivalent), or relevant work experience either in a coverage role or in a transactional role.

• An existing network and relationships with decision makers at PE houses in the mid and upper-mid market as well as in the broader financial and professional services industry.

• A solution-oriented mindset and client centric approach who thrives on building long term trusted client relationships and has a proven track record of internal and external networking experience and abilities.

• Ability to identify client issues and articulate solutions

• Strong communication, listening, influencing and interpersonal skills across organisational levels.

• Ability to build rapport and relationships in line with BDO values that is collaborative in nature and a team player.

• Strong business/commercial acumen that is goal and results orientated with the ability to measure and report on success.

• Ability to work independently, manage competing priorities through effective prioritisation and delegation

• Strong quantitative, numerical and analytical skills

• Proficiency in working with data and research tools. Ability to gather intelligence from public and internal sources, piece together information, draw clear and concise conclusions that result in a strategy for pursuing new business opportunities.

• Independent, self-starter mind-set; willing to think creatively and pursue projects without constant oversight and a positive, 'can do' attitude.

• Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills and experience in using tools such PowerBI to create dashboards and reports.

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 for the companies we work with and satisfying experiences for our colleagues, 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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