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London, United Kingdom
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03 August 2022
Shared Service Centre

Assistant - Business Support Hub

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.

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy - and the owners and management teams that lead them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Shared Service Centre team (SSC) provides essential support to a number of teams across our firm. As well as assisting on large-scale operations, beyond the capacity of a core specialist team, they provide the unparalleled expertise we need to keep moving forward. As part of this friendly department, you’ll have the chance to work on exciting projects and develop your skillset. There’s real opportunity, making it a great chance to use industry knowledge and experience to solve problems in your next career step, or it can be a place to learn if you’re just starting out. If you want to work on important projects and explore your potential, we’ll give you the friendly, supportive working environment to go far.

We’ll help you succeed

Our clients 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 clients and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with senior managers, Directors, and BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our clients effectively.  You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to our clients.

    The firm is looking to recruit an Assistant to join the Business Support Hub which is part of our Shared Service Centre (SSC).

    The Business Support Hub provides administration support to the wider business across all 16 locations nationwide. Services include document production, PA cover and business travel.

    This role does not necessarily require any previous office based experience, but will provide a solid foundation across many skills, for someone seeking a career as a Personal Assistant (PA).


    As an SSC Assistant, you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including:

    • Creating important client packs; accuracy and attention to detail required for printing, scanning, binding client information
    • Maintaining client records in the firm’s CMS system
    • Preparing documents to a high standard in accordance with the firm’s brand/CVI guidelines
    • Drafting client take on forms in Intapp
    • Handling basic travel requests, booking trains and hotels


    • Basic to intermediate understanding of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Good time management and organization skills
    • Good communication and collaboration skills
    • Willingness to learn with a growth mindset
    • Ability to use own initiative and take a flexible approach
    • Previous administration experience is advantageous but not essential

    Whilst there will be opportunities for agile working, due to the tasks in hand, this role will be predominantly office based.

    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 everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task in 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.

    We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side.  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 our clients 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 them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach 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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