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ESG Transaction Services Assistant Director/ Director

Recruiter
BDO
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive + benefits
Closing date
18 Jun 2024
Reference
R14516

Job Details

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 someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

This role, that sits in our transaction services team, is to lead our ESG due diligence offering, helping our clients to understand the ESG-related risks and opportunities as they navigate transactions such as acquisitions and IPOs. It represents an opportunity for someone with expert ESG knowledge and due diligence skills to support our clients in making sound investment decisions, incorporating our understanding of the value and risks associated with operating sustainably.

Building on your subject-matter expertise, you will lead the growth of our ESG due diligence offering through delivering quality advice on transactions, contributing to the growth of knowledge and capability in our Transaction Services team and helping to build our external profile through business development activities.

You will be leading ESG projects, working alongside our financial due diligence team across a range of sectors and with our private equity and corporate clients. We will support your ongoing development as you extend your knowledge in this fast-moving and important field, with a number of existing sustainability experts across the firm.

You’ll be someone with:

• Thorough working knowledge of Transaction Services and due diligence assignments.

• A passion for sustainability and ESG and the ability to help embed an ESG mindset across our national team.

• An awareness and understanding of major non-financial reporting frameworks (e.g. ISSB/TCFD, GRI, CDP) and legislation (e.g. CSRD).

• Ideally be familiar with the SASB framework for identifying material ESG risks for a company’s business based on its industry/business model.

• Ability to articulate the benefits of incorporating ESG across a company’s strategy to different stakeholders.

• Previous project and people management experience.

• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).

• Demonstrates a pro-active approach to continuing professional development.

• Comfortable adapting to change in a dynamic environment and motivated to innovate and drive continuous improvement.

• Excellent knowledge of MS Office, in particular Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

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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Company

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.

Company info
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BDO
Location
55 Baker Street
London
W1U 7EU
GB

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