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:
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.
Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):
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.
Applications are screened on an on-going basis, so we advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.