A BDO client will generally have some short - term goals and a long- term vision; but standing in their way will often be a number of tax-related issues. Our Job is to act as guides through the complex, ever- changing landscape of tax legislation, to help our clients get where they want to be by the most effective route.
To do this, we must offer many different tax services. These include day-to-day compliance with the tax authorities, advice on employment taxation and international tax, transaction support for deals such as mergers and acquisitions, VAT services, expatriate tax advice and more. Such a diverse offering means we need similar variety in our team. We need specialists who can handle the most technically challenging and sector-specific issues, we need versatile and people-focused individuals who can field a wide range of questions from large owner-managed businesses, and we need brilliant innovators who can work on tailored solutions to address a client's specific circumstances.
Our Tax summer internship programme provides high-calibre undergraduates in their penultimate year with an opportunity to experience life and work at BDO. It will give you a useful insight into our business and culture and help you decide whether to apply for the graduate programme. You'll be given a real taste of life at the heart of the firm, working on interesting projects alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals.
As the internships can be a spring board into a full time career with us, it is important that all candidates can demonstrate an understanding of the role and the attributing professional qualifications.
Our Internship programme lasts six weeks - running from mid-July to late August each year.
Business Area Overview
Exposure to a range of different clients in different sectors:
•BDO partners and managers
•Other interns - through social and internal events
•Graduate trainees - who will provide insights on career prospects
•A specific project - the project you undertake will really make a business difference
Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):
•A minimum (predicted) 2.2 degree in any discipline;
•3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects
•A*- C at GCSE in Maths & English Language
•You should be in your penultimate year at University
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate strengths which are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and Others & Decision Making.
BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain's economic engine - ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.
We share our clients' ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.
BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of GBP590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn.
BDO gives trainees all the training they need to attain their professional qualifications, along with extensive practical experience that includes on-site client work. The firm provides constant support to help you achieve your potential.
'Achieving My Potential' is BDO's organisational framework. It is made up of 4 key elements - core competencies, technical competencies, values and attitude. In essence, what you do and how you do it.