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Providing Audit assistance and expertise that makes an impact, we’ll give you the autonomy to inspire and grow your portfolio and colleagues in a way that works for you. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on varied, interesting, and challenging work with a huge network of diverse colleagues and great opportunities to collaborate and learn.

Whatever your definition of success, we’ll support you to identify and achieve it.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 March 2024

Audit Learning & Development – Non-technical Lead Author (Fixed Term Contract)

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

As a firm our focus on delivering quality audit work for the benefit of the public interest is our key priority. Our Audit teams are essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. With specialist knowledge of sectors, markets and geographies; our auditors have the business understanding necessary to deliver the high quality and robust audits that companies and their stakeholders can trust.

As part of our Audit stream, you'll receive the support you need to reach your potential. From completing professional qualifications to developing new skills and exploring different learning opportunities, you’ll join a friendly and diverse team whose work really matters. Use your skills to build a career in Audit at BDO.

We’ll help you succeed

The work we do is underpinned by quality. We deliver audits which are trusted and transparent which can be relied upon by companies and their stakeholders.

You’ll be someone who is 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. You’ll help deliver accurate and transparent reporting to all relevant stakeholders as you provide long term value. 

Some key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Creation of impactful, innovative solutions which meet learner needs and deliver clear business outcomes 

  • Review content written by design secondees and instructional designers to maintain quality control of content, ensure learning objectives have been met, challenge learning efficacy and innovation and drive consistency, whilst always meeting business needs 

  • Developing and maintaining relevant business relationships that are integral to programmatic design such as content SMEs 

  • Supporting the delivery of programmes with onsite project management and/or facilitation support as appropriate  

  • Responsible for the design, curation or creating of relevant content under the direction of the Development and Monitoring Lead with a particular focus on how technical and non-technical elements are blended through our programmes 

  • Support the Monitoring, Reporting & Compliance team in ensuring appropriate evaluation metrics are put in place and analyse evaluation reporting at a programme level to consider the impact of this on future design iteration 

  • Coach and supervise more junior development team members 

  • Support the Faculty team with the briefing and training of facilitators and hosts to equip them to be able to deliver learning content 

  • Support facilitation of programmes as needed alongside the Stream 

  • Collaborate effectively with the Business Partner (BP) and Learning Implementation (LI) Lead, as well as wider BP and LI teams to understand training needs for specific training, and translate those needs into learning objectives and content, as well as develop content that can be successfully and commercially implemented 

  • Collaborate with the Innovation and Technology Hub team to enable effective learning design that appropriately leverages innovation and technology as well as the latest design thinking 

  • Bring the latest thinking and innovation to the business to support the development of effective, high-quality learning solutions 

  • Advocate change where needed, leading by example and seeking support as appropriate  

You’ll be someone with:

  • Senior Manager (or equivalent) with a background in programme development, both non-technical and audit-technical course content, and preferably with experience of regulatory reporting requirements  

  • Experience of authoring and reviewing programme content 

  • Understanding of the latest design thinking, innovation, tools and technology to support programme development, data analytics / evidence-based analysis 

  • Strong relationship skills with an ability to work with varied stakeholders, influence agendas and drive forward activities  

  • Strong teamworking and collaboration skills alongside an ability to coach, develop and inspire people to reach their potential 

  • Ability to take training needs and translate these into learning objectives and key learning outcomes and then coordinate an appropriate response to these 

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal 

  • Strong data-analytics and problem-solving skills 

  • Understanding of business strategy and goals and a focus on delivering effectively against these 

  • Focus on excellence, quality and outputs 

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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Success Profile

What makes a successful Audit Learning & Development – Non-technical Lead Author (Fixed Term Contract)? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right skill level.

  • Business thinking
  • Communicating
  • Decision making
  • Developing self & others
  • Collaborating
  • Innovation & Change

Our culture at BDO

We’re a thriving business that is respectful and client-focused while remaining firmly anchored in our core purpose – helping you succeed. Our Unifying Culture encourages us to be ourselves, to be inspired, challenged, collaborative and ultimately successful.

Career Path

Your career is what you make of it at BDO. Whether you want to move into a leadership position within Audit or grow your portfolio of skills and become an expert in your field, we’ll support you all the way.


Move Up

We’ll give you access to team recognition, financial benefits and career progression opportunities that align with your interests and ambitions.


Explore new areas

You can test some possibilities before committing to a permanent change. Knowing your alternatives gives you more control over your career.


Grow in place

Master new skills and build productive relationships, deepening your knowledge, experience and specialism.



Redesign work to fit your changing personal needs including reducing your responsibilities or workload in order to better balance your lifestyle.


Move across

Identify other positions or areas of the business that better fit your skills, values or interests.



Investigate suitable roles available in other BDO offices, both in the UK and internationally.


Dee’s story is an inspiring one – here he talks about his experience at BDO after spending the first part of his career at another firm, and why the move to BDO has been a great one.

Rewards & Benefits

We offer a wide range of core and voluntary benefits, with a few examples below.


Health and Wellness Programmes

We promote a positive working environment where our people can thrive.


Pension Plan

A Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions.


Private Medical

Access to private medical treatment for you and your family.


Income Protection Plan

Provides a proportion of your basic salary if you suffer a loss of earnings because of illness or injury.



Our holiday benefit enables you to purchase up to 10 days of additional leave.


Bike to work scheme

A convenient, environmentally friendly and tax-effective way to acquire a bike for travelling to and from work.