BDO Early Careers

Business Restructuring Graduate

Location
Manchester
Salary
Highly competitive starting salary
Posted
21 Sep 2021
Closes
21 Oct 2021
Ref
R04835
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

We’re BDO. An accountancy and business advisory firm, providing the advice and solutions businesses need to navigate today’s changing world.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Advisory team provide a wide variety of services that deliver value-led advice and outcomes. Whether it’s buying a new business, expanding internationally, or struggling with financial difficulties, our team provide support and solutions that help businesses overcome challenges. The teamwork across strategy, operations, and improvement as well as at a transactional and defined project level. From technology to risk advisory, you’ll be exposed to some of the world's most exciting financial operations and business deals, building your experience and expertise alongside the brightest minds in the industry.

We’ll help you succeed

The three-year Advisory Graduate Programme is your opportunity to learn our sector inside out, get real experience on real projects and achieve a recognised professional qualification. We’ll cover your exam fees and give you the study leave and extra training you’ll need to pass them while you balance your own workload. That training isn’t just about passing the exams, you’ll learn a range of personal, management, and client-related skills that will help you become a full rounded BDO advisor and achieve your full potential.

The salary for this role is £21,500 and your job title will be Business Restructuring Trainee.

Programme & Qualification

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 36 months.

Responsibilities

  • Assume day to day responsibility for cases or specific aspects of cases
  • Support the managers of the team to deliver on assignment
  • Prepare statutory and technical compliance documents
  • Deal with correspondence effectively and efficiently
  • Liaise with relevant agents/solicitors to obtain appropriate advice
  • Undertake basic investigations into debtor's / directors' / company's affairs
  • Basic office admin, including filing, copying, casting, and reviewing documents
  • Assisting at meetings with debtor/company directors
  • Review and compile documents received by directors of a company
  • Research and analyse company information using a variety of tools, such as company searches and Land Registry searches
  • Behave in a professional manner when attending client sites
  • This is a client-facing role and so confidence and communication are key
  • Highlight potential problems to senior staff quickly (with supporting information)
  • Be involved in the marketing of the firm's services to potential clients and work providers
  • Prepare statutory reports which comply with regulations and ensure relevant data is captured
  • Ensure compliance and reporting deadlines are adhered to
  • Assist in the preparation of simple reports, including VAT & Tax returns (liaising as necessary with the tax department), and clean returns to DTI in respect of directors' conduct
  • Familiarise and gain a working knowledge of all regulatory and statutory requirements, including SIP and best practice, Risk Management and Money Laundering
  • Assist managers by preparing conflict searches and certain sections of the client acceptance documentation, such as anti-money laundering, as appropriate
  • Accurately prepare schedules and receipts and payments accounts, for review by senior staff
  • Assist in the sale of the businesses/ assets
  • Perform other relevant duties and responsibilities as delegated
  • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship

When you join us

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you’re right for us, you’ll thrive in an environment built to help you succeed. We’re looking for someone with:

  • A 2:2 degree in any discipline (obtained or predicted)
  • Three A-levels or equivalent at A* to C excluding General Studies and Extended Projects (obtained or predicted)
  • A 9–4 in Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent (we will also consider qualifications from outside the UK)

We’re in it together

At BDO, we believe that when our people feel valued and rewarded, their potential is unlimited. We offer highly competitive starting salaries and review remuneration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well as offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following core benefits:

  • 25 days’ holiday;
  • access to a Group Personal Pension Plan, with matched employer contributions;
  • Life Assurance cover;
  • Income Protection insurance;

That’s not all. We understand that everyone is different, so we offer a range of voluntary benefits to suit every lifestyle. Our flexible benefits platform, Flexcel, means our people can choose from a range of tax-efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. Through Flexcel, they can:

  • buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;
  • add on Private Medical, Personal Accident, Dental or Travel Insurance; Home Technology
  • enroll in our Bikes to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts at cinemas, dining out, shopping and gyms through our Employee Discounts arrangement;
  • receive an interest-free season ticket loan or interest-free graduate loan;
  • access additional services like our financial wellbeing platform, online GP service, or our Employee Assistance Programme

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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