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Tax Graduate - Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions - 2019

Job Title: Tax Graduate - Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions - 2019
Contract Type: Graduate
Location: London
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Reference: 7606
Contact Name: BDO Early In Career
Contact Email: earlyincareer@bdo.co.uk
Job Published: September 11, 2018 17:45

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.

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.

This role will provide Tax services for a variety of clients.
You will be part of the Tax team, working with more senior staff to ensure that all client needs are met.  
You will be self-motivated, able to work to tight deadlines, have excellent interpersonal skills together with an ability and interest in understanding their clients’ business.
Initially you will be dealing with tax compliance issues, and as you progress there will be increased exposure to more technical work.

As a Tax Trainee your Programme is a 3 year structured programme around working and studying.  You will study towards an appropriate qualification, usually either the CTA (from the Chartered Institute of Taxation) or the joint ACA/CTA qualification (from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Taxation).

Business Area Overview

Project involvement

  • 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 manage
  • Prepare client tax returns and computations required by the Senior and Manager
  • Active adherence to budget and time pressures, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager
  • Ensure client documents are appropriately filed.
  • Preparation of engagement letters and client acceptance documentation
  • Carry out ad hoc requirements as may be reasonably required by more senior staff

Management

  • Ensure professional standards are met


Communication and representation

  • Must demonstrate strong team playing skills in all client and internal management dealings
  • Develop professional relationships with clients and 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

Requirements

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.