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Audit Learning & Development - Development and Monitoring Lead

London, United Kingdom
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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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 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 is comfortable working pro-actively 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.

We're looking for an Experienced Senior Manager to join our leadership team within Audit Learning & Development. This individual will have responsibility for leading the Learning Development and Monitoring, Reporting & Compliance subteams.

  • Learning Development (LD) - This team comprises specialist learning designers, responsible for designing and curating or creating the Audit programme content which is available for the business. The aim of the team is to develop the most impactful, innovative solutions to meet learner needs and deliver clear business outcomes. The Learning Development team has both technical and non-technical specialists who support the authoring of content and these authors work alongside the Innovation and Technology Hub to leverage the latest technological innovations and leading market design thinking into our solutions, where these enhance learning effectiveness. The Innovation and Technology Hub also supports the wider function by ensuring that it makes use of the latest tools and technology to support its day-to-day operations.
  • Monitoring, Reporting & Compliance (MRC) - Team responsible for all internal and external reporting in respect to L&D. They oversee the coordination of programme and tutor evaluations, manage the assessments process for all individuals and provide appropriate measurement and reporting of performance. They work with the other L&D teams as appropriate to evaluate programmes and analysis L&D trends. They manage all L&D data requests into the function (internal and external).

You will:

  • Oversee the coordination of most impactful, innovative solutions which meet learner needs and deliver clear business outcomes
  • Oversee the coordination of programme and facilitator evaluations, manage the assessments process for all relevant individuals and provide appropriate measurement and reporting of performance
  • Develop and maintain suite of L&D KPIs, overseeing the reporting on these as appropriate to Audit L&D leadership and the wider firm / governance to help drive effective delivery against the L&D strategy
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of relevant business relationships that are integral to programmatic design such as content SMEs
  • Oversee day-to-day monitoring and reporting on all Audit L&D programmes
  • Provide regular updates on the status of compliance with regulatory requirements and the overall Audit L&D plan
  • Lead on response to all internal and external compliance requests supported by the wider MRC team (with appropriate review and sign off from the Leadership Team)
  • Support the delivery of programmes with onsite project management and/or facilitation support as appropriate (as agreed as part of the wider curriculum plan approved by the Partner Head of Audit Stream Learning & Development).
  • Be responsible for the design, curation or creating of all Audit content, supported by the wider Learning Development team
  • Oversee the effective management of target audiences for learning, utilising potential profiling tools, as well as overseeing the completion reporting for L&D matters
  • Oversee the validations process within the profiling tool, chasing of outstanding required learning and monitoring of status of completions to help manage risks around the target audience
  • Review Audit L&D dashboards to ensure these are maintained appropriately and support reporting on progress, as well as make recommendations for enhancements that can be made in the reporting element
  • Oversee the maintenance of the ISQM 1 documentation and coordinate all systems, processes and controls within the framework
  • Support the development of L&D KPIs to help demonstrate the value generated by Audit L&D and to evidence progress against plans
  • Provide coaching and support to the wider team in the fulfilment of their duties
  • Work as part of the Leadership Team, working closely with other members of the Leadership Team to achieve our Audit L&D objectives.
  • Collaborate effectively with the wider BP and LI teams to understand training needs for specific learning, and translate those needs into learning outcomes and content, as well as develop content that can be successfully and commercially implemented
  • Coordinate all L&D data requests into the function (internal and external)
  • Support the Director - Audit Learning & Development Strategic Operations with regulatory compliance matters alongside the Manager - Monitoring, Reporting & Compliance
  • Bring the latest thinking and innovation to the business to support the development of effective, high-quality learning solutions
  • Bring the latest thinking and innovation to the monitoring and reporting processes within L&D, allowing the team to share insights with the Audit Stream and wider L&D function
  • Advocate change where needed, leading by example and seeking support as appropriate

Required skills and experience

  • Experienced Senior Manager (or equivalent) with a background in programme development, both technical and non-technical in course content.
  • Experience of regulatory reporting requirements is preferred
  • Experience of authoring and reviewing programme content
  • Strong data-analytics and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of the latest design thinking, innovation, tools and technology to support programme development, data analytics / evidence-based analysis
  • Ability to take training needs and translate these into learning objectives and key learning outcomes and then coordinate an appropriate response to these
  • Ability to think outside the box and push the approach to reporting L&D within the Stream, creating sensible measures to illustrate our progress
  • Strong leadership skills and an ability to coach, develop and inspire people to reach their potential
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experienced of using/interpreting Power BI data or similar would be beneficial
  • Understanding of business strategy and goals and a focus on delivering effectively against these
  • Focus on operational excellence and quality

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.



When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial, and high-growth businesses need accountancy advice, they turn to BDO. The work our Audit team does is essential, not just to BDO, but to the whole economy. Working across a variety of sectors, we verify the accuracy of our entrepreneurial businesses’ financial statements for stakeholders, including shareholders, governments, tax authorities, banks, and customers, ensuring the stability and authenticity of the financial market.

We’re as dedicated to helping our people succeed as we are our entrepreneurial businesses. We encourage an independent and entrepreneurial approach to everything our people do. You'll be supported to apply your style of working and use your initiative to solve problems in a way that achieves optimum outcomes and complements the team's abilities.

Flexibility is fundamental to the future of our operation and it’s a future we’re looking forward to. As we evolve to new ways of working, finding the balance of work and life – prioritising client results while learning lessons and finding advantages from disruptions. Our teams are dynamic and diverse by design. We see the value in everybody's unique experience and expertise – finding strength where they overlap and innovation where they differ.

As you’d expect we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but our people tell us it's the autonomy, variety and collaboration that really draws them in to build a career with us. We're offering you the opportunity to build on your skills and make your mark by making key decisions and delivering a real impact for entrepreneurial businesses.

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55 Baker Street

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