About BDO

When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO. We are a major global player in our industry and take pride in always keeping sight of our clients’ unique needs. Integrity is at the heart of everything we do. The investment we make in building long-term relationships with our clients is a big part of why our clients would recommend us more than any other firm.

Our Programme

A university education isn’t for everyone – some people simply want to get out there and start earning straight away. Our Apprenticeship Programme lets you do just that. You’ll be supported throughout your training as you earn while you learn.

With BDO you can pick up highly-regarded professional qualifications, while enjoying a permanent salaried career – all without the expense of funding higher education yourself. At the same time, you’ll be gaining invaluable experience in a commercial environment, working on real business projects alongside leading industry professionals.

We offer Apprenticeship programmes in four key areas:

Advisory

Advisory services at BDO help clients to tackle all the challenges they face on their journeys of growth. Our advisers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our range of expertise means that we can deliver insightful, innovative solutions to even the most complex challenge - from buying a new business and accessing finance for growth, to stabilising and restructuring at times of financial difficulty. On our Graduate Programme, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications, depending on the career path you choose.

Audit

Audit is about exploring whether our clients’ statements about their financial position are true, fair and accurate. We work closely with their finance team and other key stakeholders to really get to know their business and identify any weaknesses - from their financial statements, to their business systems or working culture. We then provide tailored advice on suitable solutions. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications. You may also have opportunities to gain other qualifications during your programme.

Business Services and Outsourcing

Sometimes our clients need a level of accounting and business expertise that just isn’t practical for them to keep in-house. We provide a full spectrum of accounting, advisory and compliance services to support companies all around the globe that are growing or tackling change. Relishing a new challenge every day, you’ll develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.

Tax

Guiding our clients through the complex, constantly-changing landscape of tax legislation, we help them to follow the law and achieve both their short-term goals and long-term vision. Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications

 

School leaver opportunities

BDO Summer School Programme

Our one week Summer School programme is a great work shadowing opportunity that provides you with an insight into what a role at BDO would entail.

Summer School offers an exceptional opportunity to look ahead at your career options as you shadow and observe our teams and get the chance to see first-hand the kind of work you could be doing as an apprentice.

TRY BEFORE YOU APPLY

Think a career at BDO might be what you are looking for? Then the Summer School is the perfect place to find out. It lets you experience life at the firm, discover what our work involves on a daily basis, meet our people and explore your options.

If you’re curious about our Apprenticeship Programme and wondering whether to apply for it next year, then this will help you make up your mind.

FIRST THINGS FIRST...

The first step is your application – this is where we choose the strongest candidates we believe will benefit most from this one-week programme. You’ll need to apply for the UK office you’d prefer to be based at, and the business stream you would like to shadow. Then, on your first day, you’ll come to our London office where you’ll meet your fellow colleagues, receive a general introduction to BDO, and take part in various group activities.

After this full-on introduction, you’ll spend the remaining four days at your chosen local office. Now the experience really steps up a gear, as you explore your selected business stream face-to-face. You will be shadowing your team as they work on projects, so you can learn what the job is really like.

Apprenticeships

BDO Apprenticeship Programme

A university education isn’t for everyone – some people simply want to get out there and start earning straight away. Our Apprenticeship Programme lets you do just that. You’ll be supported throughout your training as you earn while you learn.

With BDO you can pick up highly-regarded professional qualifications, while enjoying a permanent salaried career – all without the expense of funding higher education yourself. At the same time, you’ll be gaining invaluable experience in a commercial environment, working on real business projects alongside leading industry professionals.

TAKE THE BDO ROUTE TO QUALIFICATION

Our Apprenticeship Programme combines work experience with getting your professional qualifications; we want to ensure that we are equipping you for success, so we will provide you with training in relevant skills and behaviors, as well as the professional knowledge which is required to be successful in your role. For the first two years, you’ll study towards the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) qualification or the Association of Tax Technician qualification (ATT).

If successful in these, you’ll work towards gaining an appropriate professional qualification for your chosen specialism. This will usually be the ACA, but may be the CA (in Scotland) or the CTA if you intend to specialise in tax.

Please note if you work for BDO Drive Solutions your learning journey will start with the AAT and then progress to complete the ACCA qualification.

If you pass all of your exams and complete your apprenticeship learning plan, then within four years you’ll be a qualified accountant as well as achieving a Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation Professional Apprenticeship*.

*Please note that the Level 7 Accountancy/Taxation Professional Apprenticeship covers: ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CIoT qualification pathways.

ALWAYS THERE TO SUPPORT YOU

From day one you can count on an extensive network of support, including mentors, partners and your individual counselling manager.  The counselling manager will monitor your progress, act as an information source and make sure you’ve been set appropriate work and clear objectives. They’ll help you settle in, find the best ways to meet the challenges you face and realise your full potential. You’ll also be assigned a buddy (a more experienced colleague) to support you through your professional exams.

YOUR TRAINING

We pay for every aspect of your professional training. This is conducted by external tutor firms, except for the CTA training part, which we offer in-house. We’ll make sure you have all the study time you need, along with support and extra tuition if you want it. Our excellent results speak for themselves – often up to 10% above the national average.

 

Training includes not only the specialist knowledge and practical tools you’ll need for your business area, but also a range of personal, management, client service and client-winning skills. Together, they’ll help you to become a fully rounded BDO adviser.

WHICH QUALIFICATION?

Deciding on a particular business area and qualification may seem daunting at this stage. To make it easier, we’ll give you as much information as possible about the options available, so you can see how well they fit in with your strengths and interests. Most of our apprentices trust their instincts to which particular area ‘feels right’ for them.

Please take the time to read about each area to help you make the right choice. You can also watch videos of recent BDO trainees talking about their journey so far.

 

Salary & benefits

The Rewards

At BDO, we believe in collaboration. For you, this means real experience and bigger responsibilities, earlier than you might expect. It’s easy to be inspired at BDO.

As you’d expect we offer a competitive salary and first-class benefits package, but trainees often tell us that our friendly and welcoming culture is what really drew them to BDO. Here, your counseling manager or buddy will provide you with support and advice whenever you need it. You’ll also enjoy how easy we make it to balance work and social life, with a variety of networking groups and great opportunities for sport, socialising and volunteering.

Requirements

What we're looking for 

We’ll expect you to have or be predicted 3 A Levels in any subject (excluding General Studies and Extended Projects) at grades A* - C. You should also have GCSEs in Maths and English Language, also at grades A* - C. Equivalent international qualifications are welcome.

We know that your qualifications and work experience don’t tell us the full story. So we’re keen to find out what you care about and love to do in life. After all, BDO is a place where you should feel free to be yourself. We always look for people who are supportive, responsible, honest and happy working as part of a team.

 

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Advanced Apprenticeship
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11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
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BDO LLP Remote (Ipswich, UK)
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Advanced Apprenticeship
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BDO LLP Norwich, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprenticeship - September Overview Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification over the  and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • You will assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the Senior or Manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Audit Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to your Senior or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments, as may be required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Ipswich, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprentice - Public Sector Audit Overview Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. Upon joining Public Sector Audit you will become part of a dynamic and knowledgeable team, including experts in their field.  You will be working with a range of Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and parts of central government. Our Partners have a long track record of working with public sector clients and leading sector  associations (eg LGA, HFMA, NHS Providers) and regularly provide media comment on issues affecting the public sector (eg Local Government Chronicle, Health Service Journal). We have strong relationships with complementary public sector service providers and our engagements regularly take a holistic approach to ensuring our clients’ needs are fulfilled. An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. Will be expected to study for and complete your accounting qualification, and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the audit group. An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. Will be expected to study for and complete your accounting qualification, and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the audit group. Business Area Overview • Assist within the wider team by obtaining and documenting audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters arising to the attention of the Senior or Manager • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Senior or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Senior or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Ipswich, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
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Our people thrive on varied challenges and are always looking for new ways to improve our services and help their clients.   As a trainee business adviser you will be focussed on making doing busy easy for your clients by assisting them with the day to day of doing business in the UK.  This will range from assisting in the preparation of year-end financial statements to assisting with the bookkeeping and preparation of management accounts using cloud accounting technology.  You will be working with a range of clients including smaller start-up businesses through to larger organisations that are subject to audit.  As you progress through your studies you will get a greater understanding of the businesses you work with and the complexities of doing business in the UK so you can assist your clients whether it be for technical queries or being able to connect them to another team to help them achieve their wider goals. BDO offer the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification on the Level 4 apprenticeship programme. The AAT qualification offers practical, real-world experience to meet the demands of finance roles across all industries, at all levels and provides you with all the skills you need. The duration of this programme is around 24 months. Following the successful completion of the AAT, you will be given the opportunity to study towards the ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants) qualification, becoming a fully qualified chartered certified accountant within 4-5 years. Business Area Overview Depending on the focus of your local team responsibilities should include: • Maintain records for our clients using various accounting software packages including Xero, Quickbooks and Sage 50 • Use cloud accounting tools to process transactions, prepare and post journals, update ledgers, perform bank reconciliation and cash book analysis as required to complete monthly reporting processes • Prepare both management and statutory accounts for clients under the supervision of more senior members of the team • Undertake financial close procedures eg reconciliation of inter-company balances, preparation of journals and schedules •Produce statutory accounts under both UK GAAP and IFRS for review by managers including working on consolidations and cash flows • Applies understanding of the client to ensure the transactions are recorded appropriately, and make commercial sense, and highlight unusual transactions to senior members of the team for consideration. • Develop a basic knowledge of the rules and regulations of doing business in the UK included reporting requirements, tax requirements (employment, corporate and VAT), filing requirements from a company secretarial perspective and general commercial awareness • Work as part of a team to provide ad-hoc accounting assistance and ensure clients receive excellent service • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprenticeship - Financial Services Audit Overview Our dedicated financial services group provides services to clients varying from large international financial institutions to AIM listed companies, new entrants and innovative challenger brands across the full spectrum of the financial services industry including. • Banking and alternative finance • Capital Markets • Insurance • Investment Management and Funds Have the opportunity to witness the Financial Services boom right at the world’s financial hub London. You will have the front row seat in seeing how a variety of financial services businesses work across different locations, sizes, sectors and operational scales. You will have exposure to our international clientele and work with BDO offices across the world to learn about regulations and reporting standards across the world as well as working with a high number of AIM listed companies. From the start of your trainee journey you will be at the heart of what we do – even as trainees, you will be expected to interact with the clients face-to-face and actively help to build relationship with key stakeholders. Working in the Financial Services team involves travelling across different locations (whether for training or clients site) nationally and internationally. In addition to attending college and working towards your professional qualifications, you will attend a number of technical training sessions internally and externally to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills, keeping up to date with ever changing regulations. Buddying up with more experienced colleagues will provide you with an extensive network of peers who will support you throughout college and day-to-day work. In your second year, you will also have the opportunity to pass on your experience and knowledge to the new joiners and help to build and strengthen your personal and professional relationships. The Financial Services team actively engages with CSR activities, BDO sports teams, and a number of internal networks such the U-Crew (Unifying Culture team), Black, Asian and Minority ethnic groups Society, LGBT Network BLEND and many more. BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Be an important part of the audit team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from clients’ books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Audit Senior or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Audit Senior or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP London, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprenticeship - London Audit Group - September Overview An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. Audit contains many different sectors and, if successful, you could be working in one of the below areas amongst others: • Real Estate and Construction • Professional Services • Consumer Markets • Natural Resources, Energy and Shipping • Technology and Media BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Executive or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Executive or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP London, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprenticeship - Audit International - September Overview Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. The International sector sits within the London Audit Group, and focuses on providing integrated, cross-border, statutory audit services to large multinational corporations. Clients typically operate in multiple jurisdictions with shared service centre locations around the world.   The client base is diverse, encompassing various industries such as retail, technology, software & media, manufacturing and professional services.   An Audit Apprentice will form part of of audit teams both on site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. Will be expected to study for and complete your accounting qualification and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the audit group. An Audit Apprentice within the International Sector will be expected the travel overseas on client assignments for 8 - 12 years per annum. BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Travel overseas to undertake client assignments for 8 - 12 weeks per annum (to locations including the USA, Europe and Asia) • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Executive or Manager • Understanding and documenting client systems environments relevant to the audited financial statements •Identifying and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of client controls for managing risks around information security, change management, computer operations, and system design and development • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Executive or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Reading, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprenticeship - September  Overview Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification over the  and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • You will assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the Senior or Manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Audit Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to your Senior or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments, as may be required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP London, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Business Services & Outsourcing Apprenticeship - BDO Drive - London Overview An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. Audit contains many different sectors and, if successful, you could be working in one of the below areas amongst others: • Real Estate and Construction • Professional Services • Consumer Markets • Natural Resources, Energy and Shipping • Technology and Media BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Executive or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Executive or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.  
BDO LLP Leeds, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprenticeship - Pensions Overview Working in pensions audit means much more than just analysing numbers, we really get to know our clients by building close relationships with key individuals there in order to help them and their investors to better understand their financial performance, business systems, culture and the risks they face and then to provide crucial advice to them in these areas. Our Professional Development programme will help you to develop your career in whichever direction it takes by supporting you to study for your professional qualifications (AAT and/or ACCA) whilst working in pensions audit. You will work as a part of a team, all of whom will be highly supportive, and there are plenty of opportunities to socialise together as well. Our National Pension's team has over 200 pension scheme clients ranging from large DB schemes with assets of up to £1bn to small self-administered schemes.  Most of the audit work is undertaken in the office, but visits to clients are sometimes required, potentially to any part of the UK.   As a Trainee Pensions Auditor it is likely you will be on our structured programme around working and studying. We will expect you to be looking to study AAT and/or ACCA. For the first 2 years you will likely be studying your AAT qualification. After this, depending on your ambitions you may wish to go on and study the ACCA. Business Area Overview A Pensions Audit Assistant will be part of a team and will undertake or assist in undertaking audits of variety of pension schemes, both in the office and at clients, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed to a high standard, on time and within budget. The individual will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the pensions audit team. Responsibilities With appropriate training and support: • Plan the audit approach, including identifying the risks affecting the audit. • Undertake the work outlined in the audit programme. • Liaise with clients and administrators (email and telephone). • Identify potential errors or omissions and notify the audit manager on the audit assignment. • Provide a high level of client service by meeting deadlines and displaying professional conduct at all times. General Duties • Work independently on small schemes and provide support to Audit Seniors on large audits. • Build a working knowledge of the Pensions SORP (Statement of Recommended Practice).   • Attend relevant internal and external training. • Work towards AAT/ACCA qualification with full study support. • Carry out ad-hoc assignments as and when reasonably required. 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 About BDO 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.
BDO LLP London, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Advanced Apprenticeship
Business Services & Outsourcing Apprenticeship - BDO Drive - London Overview An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. Audit contains many different sectors and, if successful, you could be working in one of the below areas amongst others: • Real Estate and Construction • Professional Services • Consumer Markets • Natural Resources, Energy and Shipping • Technology and Media BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Executive or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Executive or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Reading, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship
Business Services & Outsourcing Apprenticeship - BDO Drive - Reading Overview BDODrive is part of the Business Services and Outsourcing stream. BDODrive delivers a range of services to ambitious and entrepreneurial businesses and their owners to help them make doing business easy and achieve their goals. It brings together compliance, outsourcing and advisory services such as accounts and financial reporting, business outsourcing, business advisory, payroll and company secretarial as well connecting our clients to the depth of expertise available at BDO. To allow companies to focus on their business we can provide anything from specialist technical support, to stopgap cover at particular times, to a fully outsourced finance function. Our people thrive on varied challenges and are always looking for new ways to improve our services and help their clients.   As a trainee business adviser you will be focussed on making doing busy easy for your clients by assisting them with the day to day of doing business in the UK.  This will range from assisting in the preparation of year-end financial statements to assisting with the bookkeeping and preparation of management accounts using cloud accounting technology.  You will be working with a range of clients including smaller start-up businesses through to larger organisations that are subject to audit.  As you progress through your studies you will get a greater understanding of the businesses you work with and the complexities of doing business in the UK so you can assist your clients whether it be for technical queries or being able to connect them to another team to help them achieve their wider goals. BDO offer the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification on the Level 4 apprenticeship programme. The AAT qualification offers practical, real-world experience to meet the demands of finance roles across all industries, at all levels and provides you with all the skills you need. The duration of this programme is around 24 months. Following the successful completion of the AAT, you will be given the opportunity to study towards the ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants) qualification, becoming a fully qualified chartered certified accountant within 4-5 years. Business Area Overview Depending on the focus of your local team responsibilities should include: • Maintain records for our clients using various accounting software packages including Xero, Quickbooks and Sage 50 • Use cloud accounting tools to process transactions, prepare and post journals, update ledgers, perform bank reconciliation and cash book analysis as required to complete monthly reporting processes • Prepare both management and statutory accounts for clients under the supervision of more senior members of the team • Undertake financial close procedures eg reconciliation of inter-company balances, preparation of journals and schedules •Produce statutory accounts under both UK GAAP and IFRS for review by managers including working on consolidations and cash flows • Applies understanding of the client to ensure the transactions are recorded appropriately, and make commercial sense, and highlight unusual transactions to senior members of the team for consideration. • Develop a basic knowledge of the rules and regulations of doing business in the UK included reporting requirements, tax requirements (employment, corporate and VAT), filing requirements from a company secretarial perspective and general commercial awareness • Work as part of a team to provide ad-hoc accounting assistance and ensure clients receive excellent service • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Ipswich, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship
Business Services & Outsourcing Apprenticeship - BDO Drive - London Overview An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. Audit contains many different sectors and, if successful, you could be working in one of the below areas amongst others: • Real Estate and Construction • Professional Services • Consumer Markets • Natural Resources, Energy and Shipping • Technology and Media BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Executive or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Executive or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Gatwick, UK
11 Feb, 2020
Degree Apprenticeship
Overview Working in Not-For-Profit (NFP) audit means much more than crunching numbers. Our dedicated team of NFP specialists, known to be one of the largest specialist teams in the accounting profession, are acknowledged as being the experts in delivering services to the education, social housing, charity and membership body sectors. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors, we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping stakeholders to have a full understanding of an organisation's financial performance and business risks. The NFP sector is recognised as an important and growing part of BDO’s business and is a key area of investment for the firm. Our fees continue to grow, and with over a 50% increase in the last 4 years they now exceed £26m. An Audit Trainee will form part of the audit team both on-site at clients, and in the office, ensuring that all aspects of the audit are completed on time and within budget. You will be expected to study for, and complete, your accounting qualification over the  and will be supported, developed and supervised by senior members of the Audit Group. BDO offer the globally recognised Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) qualification as a Level 7 apprenticeship programme, enabling individuals to become qualified chartered accountants and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The ACA qualification and apprenticeship provides a broad range of accounting, finance and business skills. It opens a wealth of opportunities. The duration of this programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview • Assist within the wider team by obtaining audit evidence necessary to support opinions given • Prepare analysis of accounting data from client’s books and records • Ensure audit files have all relevant documentation on the appropriate section; check appropriate and sufficient documentation obtained to support the opinion and documenting all conclusions • Active engagement with client staff in the gathering of appropriate audit evidence • Active adherence to budget and timetable, bringing matters to the attention of the senior or manager, particularly when actual time is in excess of budget • Involvement in the planning, execution and finalisation of the audit assignment supporting the Executive or Manager • Ensure compliance with internal (audit methodology and risk management) and external (regulatory) requirements • Identify and understand client needs, including sometimes providing initial solutions to client challenges, then communicating these needs and solutions to the Executive or Manager • Build strong relationships with new and established clients • Carry out ad hoc assignments as may be reasonably required by your group • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by your group • Coaching and assisting more junior trainees on the team, both at client premises and in the office • Participate in group, stream and firm wide activities • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP London, UK
27 Oct, 2019
Advanced Apprenticeship
Audit Apprentice - Technology Risk Assurance Overview Audit means much more than crunching numbers. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping shareholders to have a full understanding of a company’s financial performance and business risks. As the majority of the audit process involves us working in different teams, with people at varying stages of their career, we’re fortunate to get to know our BDO colleagues really well and often become life-long friends. In TRA, we are both technology assurance partners, and advisors for our clients. Our wide experience in managing technology risk, coupled with deep expertise in areas such as Information Security (including Cyber risks), Data Analytics, Systems and Processes, allows us to help our clients deploy technology in confidence, knowing that risk exposure is minimised and that their technology environments are optimally managed. Our team is trusted to give professional advice to senior client stakeholders, whilst using their own initiatives and expertise  to support BDO in identifying new opportunities for business development and growth. You will be part of one of the fastest growing areas within BDO, a diverse team with a desire to succeed. Part of the London Audit Group, the Technology Risk Assurance (TRA) team works with clients as well as internal teams, to provide innovative solutions to support the ever-developing pace of technology. You will be client-facing, and working within a wide range of industries, supporting the following areas in the team, and eventually specialising in one of these areas and taking on your own portfolio: Cyber Security: Typically focussing on performing cyber controls, gap maturity assessments, and compliance / control reviews, you will support the Cyber Security Management team as they develop propositions and grow the business through technically focused assessments. IT Controls: The role involves understanding our clients, and the various risks that are presented to the IT environments. Using the BDO methodology, you will look at areas concerning logical access controls, change management, data processing, and batch jobs, amongst various other control-based tests, whilst learning what some of the biggest risks are to information systems in the digital world today. Data Analytics: Utilising BDO's Data Analytics tools, you will be helping with the management of Data, and getting maximum value from it. Data Analysis & mining techniques can be used to organize, join, match, and refine data so that it may be analysed to identify issues and inconsistencies that undermine decision making whilst also providing assurance that the information you are using is complete and accurate. An ideal candidate would possess strengths that are aligned to the development of TRA, including, but not limited to: collaboration, innovation, communication, decision making, and analytical skills. You should express an interest in technological innovations relevant to audit, and a willingness to learn and adapt skills to become a part of one of BDO's fastest growing teams. The Technology Risk Assurance team specialise in three core areas – Assurance, Data Analytics and Advisory. The minimum that our candidates will be expected to obtain are: 1) the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), which is affiliated with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and 2) the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB), affiliated with the Institute of Chartered Accounts England and Wales (ICAEW). The CFAB is the first six modules of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA) As trainees move into an agreed upon area of specialism within Assurance, Data Analytics or Advisory, they will be expected to pursue further qualifications specific to that sector. This could include, but is not limited to, the following options: • The ACA – i.e. to complete the remaining nine modules over and above those relevant for the CFAB • System Security Certified Professional (SSCP) and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), affiliated with Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) qualification, • BCS (British Computer Society) International Diploma Each route offers a wealth of opportunities and is designed to help you succeed. The duration of each programme is 48 months. Business Area Overview General: • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship • Use your insights and knowledge to help BDO develop new solutions and initiatives that reflect the changing pace of technology and the technologies of the future • Become a subject matter expert in established and emerging risk areas such as Enterprise Solutions, Cyber Security, Data Protection, IT resilience, Project Assurance, and Information Security; being sought out and deployed on engagements on the basis of that subject matter expertise Cyber Security: • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of technology risk, the context of risk allowing you to work with clients to identify and mitigate these risks IT Controls: • Understand and document client systems environments relevant to the audited financial statements • Identify and evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of client controls for managing risks around information security, change management, computer operations, and system design and development • Provide advice to clients on how to improve their control environments, reduce risk and optimise operating efficiency Data Analytics: • Develop an understanding of tools and methodologies for analysing large volumes of data; working with clients to use data analytics for providing key insights to their business; supporting firm-wide initiatives for the use of data analytics in enhancing our own methodologies and frameworks 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.
BDO LLP Reading, UK
27 Oct, 2019
Degree Apprenticeship
Tax Apprentice  - Corporate Tax 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. Our team of senior tax specialists guarantee a personal service delivering accurate, authoritative advice and guidance on all tax-related matters to help our clients solve tax issues quickly and efficiently whatever the size of your company. As the UK Member Firm of BDO International, we have a great rapport to advise their businesses wherever they do business. BDO offer the ACA CTA Joint Programme enabling you to become Associate Chartered Accountants (ACA) and Chartered Tax Advisors (CTA) . You will gain two qualification from two institutes under a Level 7 apprenticeship. The ACA CTA Joint Programme gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of three areas – taxation of major corporates, owner-managed businesses or indirect tax. The programme offers a fast-track route to become a specialist in tax. The duration of this programme is 48 months. You will be part of the business 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 the clients’ business. At first, you will largely be dealing with compliance issues – providing figures for statutory accounts and preparing corporation tax returns.  As you progress, you will be tackling more complex projects, advising senior staff at our clients on tax issues and opportunities, dealing with HMRC and getting to grips with complex tax advisory projects. Our work involves working closely with our audit colleagues and also includes providing transaction support to our corporate finance team. There may also be opportunities to work with other tax teams including our private client services team, advising individuals on their tax affairs, our transfer pricing team, providing an opportunity to learn about transfer pricing principles and our global employer services team, working with clients on issues such as share plans and incentives. Business Area Overview • Assist the Trainees, Tax Associates and Managers as part of a wider team to service their client, prepare client tax computations and returns supervised by the Senior Tax Associates and Manager • Ensure clients’ files have all relevant documentation and are checked thoroughly on a regular basis • Carry out ad hoc assignments which is required by the line manager • Take responsibility for all client matters as directed by the Senior Tax Associate 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 professional standards is maintained • 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 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 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 •Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills. About BDO 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 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn. 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.