Business Development Executive
  • Job title:Business Development Executive
  • Location:Orpington
  • Job Level:Senior
  • Business Area:Head Office Functions
  • Contract Type:Permanent
  • Ref number:AZ01519

Business Development Executive

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Kent / London - Flexible Location

Are you looking to take the next step on your journey? Do you want to be part of an international family whose vision is "To make their services smarter, more effective, and more personal every day"? If yes, then you could be our next investment! At Azets, you're in control of your career and with our support this will make us even stronger, together.

Our motto when it comes to career development is "Your Journey, Your Voice, Your Success".

Azets is an award-winning leading firm of Accountants and Business Advisers operating across the UK and the Nordics. We are a family of over 6,500 employees and work across over 80 offices in the UK alone. We have seen dramatic growth in recent years which has made us the 9th largest accountancy firm in the UK, and we are over the moon to have been awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year in the FD Excellence Survey 2020. As a result of this growth, we are now looking to invest in our skills set even further!

To get the job that you'll love

For us, the personal attributes of each of our employees is what makes us authentic in the marketplace. We look for people who can not only collaborate with peers but can also bring their own voice to the table. We want people who are dynamic in their approach and respectful of other people’s opinions. We're looking for someone who wants to join a family of like-minded individuals and be more than just a team member.

The successful candidate will have a strong work ethic, be a self starter, and open to learning opportunities. We are looking for someone pro-active, ambitious and able to work well with senior members of the firm and communicate well both verbally and in written communications.  You will be joining a small and close knit team who work hard and are focused on delivery. The successful candidate will be comfortable managing and analysing data with a willingness to learn and take responsibility.

Some good commercial knowledge of core accounting services would be beneficial as you will be involved in helping to identify how we can help engage with our clients and offer them a premier service.

Being really organised is also required; you will be supported and working in a small team, but we will look to you to take ownership of your tasks, deliver on time and be accountable for areas you are responsible for.

The successful candidate will also be working directly with our partners and directors, so being quietly confident, focused on delivery, measured and reliable are also key attributes. Being personable and having the ability to quickly build relationships would also be an advantage.

A good working knowledge of Powerpoint will also be important as you will help out on building proposals for businesses and people we would like to work with, so helping write and build relevant and dynamic proposals will be a core part of the role.

Working within the team you will also use databases to help build target lists and by developing your skills in data analysis you will help refine and structure these target lists to make them meaningful and manageable for our teams.

A willingness to learn a variety of business development skills on the job will be key, and ideally you will have some commercial knowledge to help you identify opportunities for our clients.  Similarly experience using data analysis skills to connect this together, will be useful but not mandatory.  With the right motivation, there will be plenty of opportunity to develop your career.

A note from the Hiring Manager

"A genuinely exciting opportunity to work with a small, fast paced team charged with growing our business. Opportunity to learn a wealth of skills and looking for a self starter who is keen to be involved in all aspects of business development "

What's in it for you?

  • 33 days annual leave (31 for Students with study package and 38 for Partners) inc. bank holidays
  • Birthday Day off
  • Lead Incentive Scheme (applicable to up to and including Associate Director level)
    -We offer generous financial rewards for helping Azets to grow our new client portfolio.
  • Reimbursement of one professional subscription each year
  • Private Medical Cover (applicable to Director/Partner level)
  • Enhanced Parental + Family leave - We want Azets to be a place where you can combine both a career and a family so those going on Maternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 3 months and 50% pay for the next 3 months, those going on Paternity Leave can expect 100% pay for 2 weeks  (both subject to eligibility) and our Adoption Leave policy follows the same arrangements.
  • Flexible Working - Azets understand that as with any family, we all work in different ways and need flexibility within our working day and therefore we operate a flexible working policy.
  • Life Assurance - 4 times salary
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Employee Benefits Portal
  • Access to our YuLife wellbeing app – Includes EAP, 24/7 GP access, retail vouchers and discounts, free digital will writing, discounted gym memberships etc.
  • Pension
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career Coaching
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee assistance program - For you and your family.
  • Dress for your day
  • Extensive Learning & Development Opportunities and Study Support

Our values are our motivation

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We're looking for people who also believe in these drivers as we work together to achieve success for both our colleagues and our clients alike. As a business, we believe we are stronger together. We share knowledge, ask for help and empower each other to achieve more collectively. We are open-minded and value everyone’s contribution, embracing our differences and fostering a culture of trust and inclusion. We look for people who adapt quickly to change, finding smart ways to deliver the best results and remain one step ahead. Does this sound like you?

Why join the Azets family?

The relationship that we have with our colleagues is of the upmost importance to us as a business. Your voice is important to us. Attracting and retaining the right people who will deliver the level of service that our clients expect is key to both our and your success.

We offer training and development opportunities to all employees and nurture talent from all backgrounds. This helps us to grow our own and bring out the very best in people.