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Financial Services Advisory - Resourcing Manager

London, United Kingdom
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

Job Details

Ideas | People | Trust

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

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

Our clients 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 clients and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with senior managers, Directors, and BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our clients effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to our clients.

In the pivotal role of Resource Manager within our Financial Services Advisory team, you will be instrumental in aligning our resource allocation with the strategic objectives of the business. Your primary responsibility will include the successful deployment and ongoing management of the Dayshape system within the Financial Services Advisory sector. Collaborating closely with the operations manager, you will be integral to enhancing our recruitment processes and refining the transition framework for new joiners and leavers.

  • Develop and maintain core operational and resourcing processes tailored to the needs of Financial Services Advisory
  • Administer the staff booking system, ensuring proactive and strategic planning of resource allocation
  • Engage with key stakeholders to facilitate the completion of budgets in a timely and precise manner
  • Foster strong relationships with business managers to deeply understand and meet their resourcing requirements for various assignments
  • Actively manage resource distribution, ensuring the most effective utilization of staff in line with budgetary agreements
  • Resolve resource conflicts by liaising with managers and proposing viable solutions
  • Leverage a comprehensive understanding of team capabilities to make informed resourcing decisions
  • Consider individual development needs when assigning staff to projects, aligning on-the-job training opportunities
  • Maintain and report on a dynamic model of SBU Resourcing, managing the quarterly allocation plan

Recruitment and Secondments:
  • Collaborate with Key Stakeholders to ascertain resourcing needs and support the recruitment of professional staff
  • Facilitate the induction process for new joiners and Early in Careers staff
  • Coordinate with the Global Mobility Team on secondment arrangements
  • Assess resourcing needs and initiate secondment advertisements as required
  • Ensure seamless staff transitions in collaboration with SBU People & Resourcing leads, maintaining budget accountability

  • Administer the overtime process, including recording and reconciling overtime balances
  • Review and validate overtime claims, ensuring adherence to policy and obtaining necessary approvals
  • Coordinate with Payroll to process overtime pay-outs as needed

Training and Development:
  • Collaborate with Professional Qualifications to ensure staff enrolment in relevant courses and training
  • Scrutinize training schedules, pre-empting and addressing potential conflicts.
  • Provide administrative support for training initiatives within Financial Services Advisory, ensuring clear communication of schedules and requirements
  • Support People Managers and Early in Careers Managers with performance management and identify any concerns related to trainees
  • Assist in the development of shadowing plans and the identification of secondment opportunities for trainees

You'll be someone with:
  • A proven track record in a comparable Resourcing Manager role, with experience in designing and implementing resource planning and management processes
  • Proficiency in relevant tools and systems is expected
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills are essential, with the ability to navigate complex resourcing challenges.
  • Competency in IT (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint & Excel) and outstanding communication abilities are required.
  • The role demands the capacity to work under pressure,
  • Manage conflicting priorities, meet tight deadlines, and address the needs of demanding stakeholders

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.

We can provide the best support for our clients and people when we’re working side by side. 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 our clients 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 them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,500 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach 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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