Audit Learning & Development - Faculty Manager

Posted 18 June by BDO UK LLP

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We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions entrepreneurial organisationsneed 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’llbe someone who iscomfortable 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. You’ll help deliver accurate and transparent reporting to all relevant stakeholders as you provide long term value.

Business Thinking:

  • Development and maintenance of the Faculty strategy focusing on ensuring this meets the needs of the business and manages risks associated with delivery of programmes due to faculty shortfalls
  • Ongoing coordination of the Faculty to ensure it delivers against its required business outcomes
  • On-going evaluation of effectiveness of the Faculty highlighting business challenges, success stories and planned solutions to challenges to the Leadership Team, for presentation to LSC where appropriate


  • Supporting the delivery of programmes with onsite project management and/or facilitation support as appropriate (as agreed as part of the wider curriculum plan)
  • Ongoing stakeholder management to support the effective delivery of programmes

Decision making:

  • Day-to-day monitoring and reporting on utilisation of faculty and individual performance, providing regular updates to identify risks and proposing insightful and commercial responses to these risks
  • Manage the Faculty project plan, supported by the Learning & Faculty Coordinators

Develop self and others:

  • Support the effective learning and coaching of Faculty members to equip them with necessary skills to successfully deliver Audit L&D programmes
  • Take on the role of specialist L&D facilitator on key L&D programmes where deemed appropriate


  • Work with wider L&D to understand the need for facilitators across the programmes and develops the project plan to ensure sufficient support is available to delivery these programmes
  • Support the development of an appropriate faculty policy and work with wider L&D and the stream to maintain this document and ensure it can be operationalised

Innovate and change:

  • Bring the latest thinking and innovation to delivery of our programmes within L&D, supporting the optimum learner experience for the Audit Stream
  • Advocate change where needed, leading by example and seeking support as appropriate

Required skills and experience

  • Manager (or equivalent) with an interest / passion for Learning & Development
  • Prior experience of delivery is beneficial but not essential
  • Interest in developing self and others through the delivery of high-quality learning interventions
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong relationship skills with an ability to work with varied stakeholders, influence agendas, problem solve and drive forward activities
  • Ability to working independently or collaboratively
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of business strategy and goals and a focus on delivering effectively against these
  • Focus on operational excellence and quality

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 </stro

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