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London, United Kingdom
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20 May 2024
Operations Management

Audit People and Culture Assistant Manager

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisationsneed 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 team, 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 iscomfortable 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.  

You’ll be responsible for: 

  • Working with key stakeholders in the Audit People & Culture (AP&C) team to develop and implement comprehensive induction programmes for our Early Careers (EiC) intake.​

  • Driving discussions and coordinate with various departments to facilitate the programme

  • Creating and maintaining materials for the one-day EiC Audit Welcome event, including slide decks and follow-up packs

  • Taking ownership of communications to our EiC intake, creating a timetable of communications and drafting relevant communications in advance for review by AP&C stakeholders

  • Coordinating all presenters for the EiC Audit Welcome event ensuring all are briefed accordingly, hold them to account for submitting their materials, and review content to ensure messaging is consistent and aligned to objectives for the day

  • Implementing risk management strategies to identify and mitigate potential issues or challenges that may arise before or during the Audit Welcome event

  • Working closely specifically with the Partner responsible for the AP&C team and the Audit Culture Director to embed a culture of High Performing Teams within our Audit stream, aligning to a culture of quality

  • Taking ownership of the preparation of the information forming the Audit Culture Dashboard to ensure all KPIs are gathered from the relevant stakeholders to be reported in a timely manner

  • Managing the perpetual calendar of activities in place which support the embedding of High Performing Teams including as appropriate initiating annual launch of events, driving communications and seeking feedback on activities

  • Regularly reviewing and maintaining the AP&C Insite pages with current and accurate information, ensuring all content is relevant and timely.

  • Collaborating with various stakeholders to gather and verify key information

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive reporting schedule, outlining deadlines and responsibilities for each report​

  • Taking responsibility for drafting elements of the reporting for review by the relevant AP&C team member

  • Ensuring the accuracy, integrity and consistency of all reported data by implementing quality control measures and validation processes

  • Supporting compliance with all relevant elements of ISQM1 by ensuring clear documentation of all relevant meetings and agreed actions across the AP&C team and associated projects

You’ll be someone with:

  • Ability to proactively plan and organise work well, and ability to prioritise​

  • A track record of strong planning, project management and organisation skills including the ability to work autonomously in owning and delivering projects ​

  • Experience of excellent communication and stakeholder management skills; both written and oral​

  • Strong time management skills with the ability to be adaptable, work to tight deadlines and respond quickly if needed

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Experience of process improvement and being able to challenge current processes and implement efficiencies ​​

  • Strong team working​

  • Strong problem-solving skills​

  • Enthusiastic / motivated / self-confident​

  • Desire to learn about a culture of quality and activities related to people and cultural change​

  • A can-do, delivery focused approach​

  • Experience working in a professional services environment is desirable

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to ourbusiness. 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’llalways 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-artcollaboration spaces in our offices. BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’llencourage youto 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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