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Accounting and Corporate Reporting Advisory Director

London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Jun 29, 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 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

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.

As the Director in the Financial Services Accounting and Corporate Reporting Advisory team you will play a critical role in supporting this team's Leader in ensuring that we continue to deliver on quality and the growth strategy. The accounting and corporate reporting advice and support that we provide spans accounting change (IFRS 9, 16 and 17 and transition between financial reporting frameworks), group reorganisations and structuring of transactions to achieve an desired accounting outcome, financial instruments accounting and reporting, ESG and corporate reporting and other aspects of accounting, including training.

This position is ideal for a technically strong individual at a Director, Associate Director or Senior Manager level, who is ambitious, business minded and has broad experience of accounting and corporate reporting issues that are prevalent in financial services from an entity-facing background and who wishes to maximise their potential and the breadth of their experience in a growing professional services firm.

You'll be someone with
  • A professional qualification of ACA or ACCA or equivalent essential
  • Demonstrable and extensive knowledge of relevant technical standards (IFRS Accounting Standards and UK GAAP) and relevant laws and regulations, such as the Companies Act is essential
  • Extensive delivery of accounting and corporate reporting advice with clients across the financial services sector, private equity backed businesses and treasury functions of corporates
  • A proven ability to scope, win and deliver complex accounting and corporate reporting advisory projects, including planning, controlling and completing a diverse range of projects that adhere to firm and departmental policy on quality and risk management and do so on an end-to-end basis
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to influence, lead, engage and manage a number of stakeholders
  • Sound effective and efficient time management and organisation skills
  • Previous people management experience
  • Positive outcomes from quality and risk reviews within an ISQM 1 environment
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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