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Opportunity

Tax Apprenticeship - 2019

  • Location

    Reading

  • Sector:

    Business, Financial Services

  • Salary:

    Competitive

  • Contact:

    BDO Early In Career

  • Contact email:

    earlyincareer@bdo.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    7739

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    13-12-2018

  • Client:

    BDO UK

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.

Overview

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.

Team

Our team of corporate tax specialists guarantee a personal service delivering advice and guidance on all tax-related matters. We help our clients deal with their corporation tax affairs and to solve tax issues quickly and efficiently whatever the size of their company. As the UK Member Firm of BDO International, we are well connected to advise companies wherever they do business.

Qualification

As a Tax Trainee you will spend 1.5 years working in the business while studying for your CFAB qualification.

After this you will go on to study towards the joint ACA (Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and CTA qualification.

Business Area Overview

  • Assist the corporate tax team in servicing their clients

  • Prepare client tax returns and deal with corporation tax compliance as required 

  • Draft letters and reports for review

  • Carry out research and ad hoc advisory work as requested

  • Take responsibility for all client matters as directed by the senior and manager

  • Prepare engagement letters and client acceptance documentation

Requirements

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

  • 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.