Tax School Leaver – Private Client Services

Employer
BDO
Location
Guildford, Surrey
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Nov 2021

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Specialism
Business / Management
Sector
Accounting
Role Type
School or college leaver, Other work and training

Job Details

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

We’ll broaden your horizons

Working hard and working together, our Tax team thrives on keeping busy. They service our clients around the world with everything from day-to-day compliance with tax authorities to advice on international tax to transaction support on mergers and acquisitions. That diversity of work requires a diversity of talents. Tax attracts specialists for the most technically complex challenges, versatile thinkers for large clients with varied problems and brilliant innovators who create tomorrow’s bespoke solutions. The apprentice programme starts you off in compliance, immediately taking on important responsibilities including preparing corporate tax returns. You’ll take on more and more challenging work as you develop and will be able to specialise in a specific tax area or an audit group to really explore where your talents are most suited. 

We’ll help you succeed

The Apprenticeship Programme is your opportunity to combine work experience with achieving your professional qualifications. We’ll provide the training in skills, behaviours and professional knowledge you’ll need not just to pass your exams, but also to become an exceptional BDO advisor. Our pass results are often up to 10% above the national average. This is a unique opportunity to qualify in a working environment with a network of exceptional colleagues who will be invested in helping you achieve your full potential. 

Programme & Qualification

BDO offer the Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) Qualification on the Level 7 apprenticeship programme. This Apprenticeship is an employer-designed programme which offers a route to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). A career in tax will provide you with variety, if you enjoy working with people, the challenge of problem solving and an ever-changing, dynamic working environment then a career in tax is for you. The duration of this programme is 48 months.

Responsibilities

• Assist the Seniors and Managers as part of a wider team to service their clients
• Take responsibility for all client matters as directed by the senior and manager
• Carry out ad hoc requirements as may be reasonably required by the line manager
• Prepare client tax returns required by the Senior and Manager
• Active adherence to budget and time pressures, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager
• Preparation of engagement letters and client acceptance documentation
• Ensure client files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section
• Ensure professional standards are met
• Must demonstrate strong team playing skills in all client and internal management dealing
• Develop professional relationships with clients and colleagues within the firm
• Provide an efficient and proactive service to clients and their internal management to ensure that their needs are fully met
• Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by the Tax team
• Willing and open to take on tasks and challenges provided by their manager
• Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship

When you join us

We understand that everyone learns in different ways and the same environment isn’t always suited to every task. We’ll help you deliver the best quality output by giving you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work. When you need to work collaboratively, you’ll be able to work closely with colleagues, whether that’s in our offices, onsite with clients, or one of our brand-new hubs; when you need to focus, you’ll be able to work from home or in one of our quiet concentration spaces, using technology to stay connected with colleagues. We’ll provide the environment, digital tools and training to enable you to perform at your best, whatever the task in hand, for yourself, your team, and your clients.

We’ll make your growth our priority. If you’re right for us, you’ll thrive in an environment built to help you succeed. We’re looking for someone with: 


• Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects (obtained or predicted) 
• A 9–4 in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent (we will also consider qualifications from outside the UK)

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following core benefits:

•    25 days’ holiday; 
•    access to a Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions; 
•    Life Assurance cover;
•    Income Protection insurance; 

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different, so we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, they can: 

•    buy up to ten days’ extra holiday; 
•    add on Private Medical, Personal Accident, Dental or Travel Insurance; Home Technology
•    enrol in our Bikes to Work scheme;
•    enjoy discounts at cinemas, dining out, shopping and gyms through our Employee Discounts arrangement;
•    receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
•    access additional services like our financial wellbeing platform, online GP service or our Employee Assistance Programme

Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us both successful and different. We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share these same qualities.

Company

BDO

We know how to make sure our people give their best. Quite simply, we let them. We hire those who show potential and then we help them put it to work, turning business dreams into realities.

BDO is about exceptional client service. This means getting to know our clients well and understanding what they want to achieve. So we choose people who can rise to this challenge, who have colourful personalities as well as brilliant skills, and who can take the initiative and be creative.

If you want a firm where you can make real progress, then ours is the ideal size – combining nationwide presence with local expertise and a personal touch. We have 18 regional offices across the British Isles, and our international network is the world’s fifth largest, with 1,300 offices in 152 countries.

We offer a whole spectrum of different services, and we’ll encourage you to find your specialist area. Possible choices include audit, tax advice, corporate finance work, business restructuring, forensic accounting, management consulting, and specialist work for the financial services sector. We are sector experts in a huge variety of other sectors too, with clients ranging from family businesses to multi-national companies, to public sector organisations and charities.

We give you all the training you need to attain your professional qualifications, along with extensive practical experience that includes on-site client work. We also offer constant support to make sure you’re never out of your depth. It all adds up to a colourful world of choice.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
020 7893 2864
Location
55 Baker Street
London
London
W1U 7EU
GB

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