Global Business Services Senior - Global Outsourcing - Reading
5d ago

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world.

Our clients are Britain’s economic engine ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing 5,000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services.

BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide.


As a qualified Accounting Senior, you will be required to use your previous

statutory & management accounts preparation experience and work

closely with, and support, senior members within the team and assist in the

timely delivery of outsourced accounting services.

Key skills

  • Enjoys detailed accounting
  • Self-motivated & proactive
  • Able to effectively delegate & train more junior members of the team
  • Good client service skills
  • Responsibilities

    Controlling all aspects of the accounts fieldwork which includes

    supervision of part-qualified and other junior members of the accounts

    team in their work.

  • Taking personal responsibility for the completion of client work and
  • passing it to Managers in a timely manner for their final review and sign-off

  • Assisting Managers in planning assignments to ensure their completion
  • to the required standard and within budget, with any budget overruns anticipated in advance and reported to a Manager.

  • Completing smaller assignments with a minimum of Manager supervision.
  • Producing a complete accountancy working paper file with draft accounts
  • for a job that involves incomplete record work.

  • Posting sales, purchases, bank and journal entries on the firm’s approved
  • accounts package and produce required reports for management account


  • Processing treasury transactions in strict accordance with the Firm’s
  • procedures

  • Preparing quarterly VAT returns and highlight any unusual items ready
  • for Manager or VAT specialist review.

  • Building rapport with client to understand their requirements before
  • starting work and then answering queries promptly and anticipating future


  • Providing clients with value-adding recommendations for improvements
  • in processes and controls.

  • Supervising, training, motivating and developing junior members of staff
  • both on client premises and in the office, and review and appraise work at

    the end of the assignment.

  • Supporting sales and marketing activities and the on-boarding of new
  • Requirements

    ACA or ACCA Qualified or equivalent

    Extensive experience preparing management accounts

    Experience of statutory accounts preparation under IFRS and UK Financial

    Reporting Standards

    Experience of using multiple accounting software ideally including

    Microsoft NAV O

    Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

    BDO has a commitment to building relationships directly with candidates (and agencies) in our local markets and as such, we do not accept speculative CVs from agencies.

    We work closely with our preferred suppliers to support us in sourcing quality candidates but we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and an agency has been instructed by a member of the BDO Resourcing team.

    We do not pay agency fees where speculative and unsolicited CVs are submitted to BDO by any means other than through our recruitment portal.

    For any CVs which are submitted without instruction from the BDO Resourcing team, BDO reserves the right to contact and work directly with these candidates without payment of any agency fee.

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