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Manager - Travel and Admin (12 month FTC)

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Working with every department at BDO, our Finance team helps us meet relevant legal requirements that ensure our firm operates effectively in a tightly-regulated field. They implement strategies that help us innovate – like combining new technology with traditional financial processes to make us even more digital. As part of this friendly team, you’ll enjoy flexible hours and have opportunities to take responsibility for the delivery of quality work. With your colleagues behind you, you’ll embrace change, new ideas and have an impact on the future of our firm.

We’ll help you succeed

In this role, you will manage the firms Business travel and the relationship with our Travel Management Company and other key suppliers.

You’ll also:

  • Manage the business travel for the firm, taking ownership of the policy and ensuring that the Firms employees and partners adhere to the policy. Supporting the Travel team with resolving issues raised and being the main point of contact and taking ownership for major issues and resolving them. Ensuring all policy and extranet documents are kept updated and inline with policy changes.  
  • Manage the relationship with the Firms key business travel suppliers, ensuring they are delivering, complying to contractual SLA’s and raising any issues/concerns/queries and requests. Work with the suppliers to resolve issues and brainstorm ideas to enhance a better service and process is provided to the Firm. Ensure regular meetings are held with each supplier, creating an agenda and capturing actions and making sure the actions are delivered.
  • Own travel related projects that will enhance and improve processes, systems and services for the firm and the Travel team. Delivery of the project, ownership of milestones, making key decisions and ensuring that they have been agreed and signed off by the Project Sponsor. Dealing with any concerns and conflicts from the Project Lead and ensuring that the Stakeholders are included throughout the process.
  • Manage 1 direct report but oversee the management of the whole travel team (2 indirect reports).
  • Hold fortnightly one2one’s with direct report and hosting monthly team meetings. Ensuring that the team are delivering their tasks in a timely manner.
  • Support the Finance PMO manager with large projects when required.
  • Liaise with Project Owners to set up project meetings, capturing actions and ensuring milestones are met.
  • The role may be required to support the PMO team with management of specific projects, if required.

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience arranging travel for a large organisation
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • A high level of personal commitment to task completion, with the ability to prioritise
  • Strong communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels within the organisation with tact and with a high level of cultural sensitivity
  • The ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Strong attentional detail and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • A team player with the ability to also work autonomously, and use initiative and common sense when necessary
  • Intermediate/Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Project management and administration experience would be advantageous.
  • Strong command of spelling, punctuation and grammar

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:

  • 28 days’ holiday;
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • private medical cover;
  • and income protection insurance.

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different, so we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. You can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on private medical, personal accident, dental insurance or travel insurance;
  • enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our UK locations, more than 6,000 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals. Together, they’re fuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest in our people. That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.

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