Advisory Graduate - Valuations - 2019

Job Title: Advisory Graduate - Valuations - 2019
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 7644
Contact Name: BDO Early In Career
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Job Published: November 13, 2018 11:16

Job Description

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 offices across the UK, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £428m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 74,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $8.1bn. 

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.


As businesses grow, so do the challenges they face. BDO’s advisory services help our clients to meet these challenges at every stage of their life cycle. Such key events might include buying a new business, or exiting one in order to extract maximum value. A business might run into financial difficulties – we can help there too, stepping in to stabilise and restructure the organisation. We have other advisers who specialise in resolving legal disputes with a financial dimension (this is called forensic accounting) or in fighting fraud. A company may wish to expand internationally, float on a stock exchange, manage its risk or achieve specific long-term objectives – our advisory streams provide expert support in all these areas and more.

There is no such thing as a typical assignment in Valuations. We are one of the largest valuation practices in the UK with experts in Commercial, Fair Value, Companies Act, Expert Witness, Accounting Standards and Tax valuations. Our clients include UK and international companies, quoted and private entities, private equity houses and private individuals.

Assignments include:

•Commercial – Helping companies and individuals make informed and logical business decisions
•Litigation – Supporting lawyers and acting as an expert witness in disputes
•Accounting – Providing valuations for IFRS and UK GAAP purposes (options, derivatives, intangible asset valuations, etc)
•Tax – valuing equities or intangibles for UK or international taxation purposes

In Valuations you will need to be a good problem solver and have excellent analytical skills. Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount in the work we do, as is the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The majority of our work is team based; so good team working skills are essential. As a new graduate, you will be expected to work with senior team members across our full range of services and with clients across a variety of commercial sectors. Good written and research skills are as important to our work as mathematical skills.

Should you gain a place on our Valuations Graduate Programme you will spend 3 years studying and working towards your ACA qualification.

Business Area 

•Developing an understanding of technical valuation principles
•Analysing client data and preparing written reports for internal audit valuation purposes
•Assisting in the preparation of written reports for external clients
•Analysing financial data and summarising results
•Undertake company and industry research, analyse and draw any conclusions on trends within certain sectors
•Building financial models under supervision of senior team members
•Building strong working relationships with new and established clients and within the team
•Assisting with the client take on process and client engagement, and maintaining client files
•As you progress, assist in overseeing and developing more junior team members
•Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities and attend networking events
•Become proficient at using Valuation sources of research, eg Bloomberg, Capital IQ and Merger Market
•To grasp instructions quickly, use your initiative, and work without direct supervision
•To become a vital part of a growing valuation team


Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):

•A minimum 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

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.