Strategic Operations Director - London
BDO
London - Baker Street, CH
3h ago

The work of our Audit teams is essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. Working within a number of sectors, they verify the accuracy of our clients’ financial statements for stakeholders, including shareholders, governments, tax authorities, banks and customers, ensuring the stability and authenticity of the financial market.

That’s why we're so committed to helping our clients, and our people to succeed. 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

This is an exciting opportunity to help lead and influence the direction of the largest Stream in the business. The Audit stream has ambitious growth and business transformation targets which are fundamental to the continuation of BDO’s success.

The Strategic Operations Director is the critical in executing the strategic ambitions of the stream.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and project management skills and will provide challenge to the stream leadership to ensure that strategic initiatives are implemented and that operational matters are dealt with as efficiently and effectively as possible.

A challenging, vibrant role which will provide the opportunity for strategic thinking, leadership and decision making.

Change Management

  • Project support to ASE to help deliver on strategic ambitions including those relating to the Operational Separation of the audit stream
  • Work with Project Switch teams to ensure a seamless transition to the new Workday system
  • Act as coach for change management
  • Manage transformational change programmes to ensure that the Audit stream remains agile in a fast paced digitally changing world.
  • Remaining in touch with competitor / and wider professional services development to provide robust challenge to existing ways of working.
  • Audit Stream representation on the Firm wide Adviser of the Future programme
  • Public Policy

  • Coordinate the content / messaging for public policy related matters and collating feedback and insights to continuously inform our policy.
  • Assemble Firm responses for consultations relevant to the audit stream (e.g. CMA and Brydon)
  • Internal Communications

  • Continue to embed the BUILD strategy throughout the stream
  • Design and deliver a broad range of national communication activities
  • Manage communication at all levels ensuring robust and consistent messages
  • Build and maintain internal networks with wider support functions
  • Resourcing

  • Oversee a new project to transform the way that we allocate resources to audited entities. We are in the process of recruiting a senior manager to lead this on a day to day basis and that individual will report into this role.
  • Other areas

  • Responsibility for Audit Quality Database which profiles the stream’s clients and is used to populate various regulatory reports
  • Responsibility for Audit Quality Indicators
  • Lead relationship for PACE (Audit Committee Reporting)
  • Responsibility for the Audit Summit (biennial 2 day event net held in October 2021 to inspire and communicate the strategic direction of the stream)
  • 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 :

  • Recent professional services experience desirable
  • Accountancy qualification desirable
  • Excellent influencing, relationship building and communication skills.
  • Excellent project management and leadership skills.
  • Strong and proven coaching skills.
  • Strong ability to recognise and develop talented individuals.
  • Proven experience of finance management.
  • Previous senior operations management experience desirable
  • 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 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;
  • private medical
  • life assurance 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, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, they 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;
  • access childcare vouchers;
  • 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 17 UK locations, more than 5,000 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.

    Are you ready to join them?

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