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R13315
iconLocation:
Southampton, United Kingdom; Guildford, United Kingdom; Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
iconDate posted:
27 November 2023
iconCategory:
School Leaver

Transaction Services Senior Manager, Associate Director or Director - Corporate Finance

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 our clients’ 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 a Senior Manager, Associate Director or Director working independently, and with the support of other Directors and Partners, develop and grow the Transaction Services business within Corporate Finance, as well as develop team members. You’ll have a deep understanding of, and experience in, the field of financial due diligence for corporate or strategic buyers, private equity or financial buyers and vendors and / or reporting accountant’s work. You’ll also have developed sector knowledge. You’ll also:  

  • Support and contribute to the management of the Corporate Finance team with other Directors and Partners.
  • Project manage larger Corporate Finance engagements, including the identification and resolution of project issues prior to Partner review. Assume responsibilities for project execution and delivery to timelines, including management of other service lines.
  • Lead the development of existing and new service stream practices
  • Build strong and sustainable relationships with clients, both internal and external to BDO, establishing both a rapport and trust. Assume real ownership of client relationships and projects.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of clients’ businesses and industries.

You’ll be someone with:

  • ACA/ACCA qualified (or overseas equivalent), or relevant work experience.
  • Significant experience of working within a corporate finance department.
  • Proven track record of successful business development / winning in the market
  • Previous management experience.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
  • For those involved in Capital Markets transactions a thorough knowledge of the relevant legislation.

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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Success Profile

What makes you successful on the 2024 Tax School Leaver Apprenticeship Programme? 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.

How we’ll support you.

We offer a range of support services to help you thrive in your new role. From study leave to taking care of your mental wellbeing, we'll be with you every step of the way.

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Buddy support

Your buddy will have first-hand experience of what it’s like to work and study towards a professional qualification and will support and guide you as you settle into your new career.

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People Manager support

Your PM will play a pivotal role in your career journey, providing guidance and support throughout your day-to-day work and your studies.

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Dedicated study support & study leave

Our Professional Qualifications team will assist you with everything from exam bookings to study leave allocations.

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Peer networks

Sharing your experience of working and studying with other trainees will see you building networks and future friends to support you throughout your career.

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Workable

We’ll give you flexibility around how, when and where you work to achieve the best quality outcomes for you, your team, and the firm.

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BDO Networks

We have a number of groups where you can celebrate being yourself, including BLEND (LGBTQ+ network), BDO Inspire (Gender balance network), CEDAR (Celebrating Ethnic Diversity and Races network).

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Rewards & Benefits

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

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Holidays

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

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Health and Wellness Programmes

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

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Bike to work scheme

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

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Pension Plan

A Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions.

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Private Medical

Access to private medical treatment for you and your family.

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Income Protection Plan

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