BDO LLP

School Leaver Programme - Tax

We are the leading accountancy and business advisory firm, aimed at mid-market businesses. In the UK, we operate from 18 offices across the country, employing 3,500 people offering Tax, Audit and Assurance, and a wide range of Consulting and Advisory services. We have exciting opportunities for School Leavers to help us deliver exceptional client service in each of these streams.

We give School Leavers all the training they need to attain a professional qualification, with extensive practical experience that includes on-site client work. We provide constant support to make sure trainees are never out of their depth. We empower our people to make sure they achieve their full potential.

We guide our clients through the complex, ever-changing landscape of tax legislation. We offer many different tax services which include day-to-day compliance with the tax authorities, advice on employment taxation and international tax, transaction support for deals such as M&A, VAT services, expatriate tax advice and more.

We need specialists who can handle technically challenging and sector-specific issues. We need versatile and people-focused individuals who can field a range of questions from large owner-managed businesses, and we need innovators who can work on tailored solutions to address a client’s specific circumstances.

As a tax trainee, you could be working in one of the below areas:

  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions Tax
  • Corporate International Tax
  • Real Estate & Construction Tax
  • Indirect Tax
  • Private Client Services Tax
  • Human Capital Tax
  • Private Client Services Tax

You will study towards an appropriate qualification starting with your CFAB or ATT qualification and moving on to 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).  This will be dependent on your Business Stream and may be subject to change. We provide mentoring and on-the-job coaching as well as plenty of time for you to study and prepare for your exams, and we aim to get you through your exams and qualified within five years. 

At BDO we offer our trainees a highly competitive starting salary and we’ll pay your tuition and all your professional exam fees, as well as bonuses for passing your exams during your training period. You will also be eligible to choose from a range of fixed and flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, from buying extra holiday to season ticket loans and discounted gym membership.

About BDO:

BDO are the leading accountancy and business advisory firm, aimed at mid-market businesses. We work with retail brands, manufacturing companies, growing technology and media companies, hotel and restaurant chains and many more, both in the UK and internationally. BDO are known for exceptional service delivered by empowered people.

Click the “apply online” button now to go to our school leaver careers site for more detail about the different programmes, the application process and video profiles of our current trainees talking about life at BDO.


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