Graduate Opportunity

R&D Tax Associate – Software

London. Multiple vacancies.

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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 Tax Technical and Training team includes several sub-teams, specialising in risk management, technology, training, and knowledge & collaboration, all working to support our other departments within the tax stream. Ranging from recent graduates to experienced specialists, we co-operate with colleagues and stakeholders from across the stream to deliver practical solutions for our clients. Joining them, you’ll be given the freedom to work independently, but also the support you need, when you need it. It’s a chance to use your specialist skills, outside of a conventional client-facing role, and to be part of a collaborative team that plays an essential role in ensuring the success of our firm.

Daniel Hook - BDO Tax Graduate

Daniel Hook shares his experience of the BDO Graduate Programme - Tax stream.

We’ll help you succeed

The firm's specialist Innovation & Technology Group, based in the London, at the Baker Street office, comprises engineers, software programmers and scientists as well as specialist finance professionals such as auditors and tax accountants all of whom are experienced in claiming R&D tax relief. The Innovation and Technology team provide the following services:

  • Claiming R&D tax relief
  • R&D Allowances (RDAs)
  • Grants
  • Patent Box
  • International R&D relief

As a computer science or software engineering graduate you should consider R&D Tax because:

  • You will get to conduct technical interviews of CTOs and senior software developers and hone your technical communication and writing skills.
  • You will learn about the cutting edge of innovation in great detail through your client interviews.
  • Breadth of Knowledge – your portfolio of clients will exist across a wide variety of technology sectors, including FinTech, HealthTech and PropTech.
  • You will be a key member of a diverse and inclusive team, with backgrounds in engineering, accounting, and science.
  • You will develop your business acumen, understanding how science is commercialised and managed financially.
  • You will be trained and continuously supported, enabling you to progress at every stage of your career.

When you join us, we’ll make your growth our priority. If you can demonstrate the following skills, we can help you go far. We’re looking for someone with:

  • Technical expertise – you should have an MSc, MEng or PhD in an IT, computer science field.
  • Excellent communication (both spoken and written)
  • Strong numerical ability
  • Curiosity, awareness and an interest in the fields of science, technology and innovation
  • Be highly proactive in the approach to new work opportunities.
  • Team player and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Able to project a professional, credible image.
  • Trustworthy and able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Able to travel to clients' premises for meetings and on-site reviews as well as other offices as needed.

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 renumeration packages regularly to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance. As well offering support with tuition and professional qualifications, we also provide the following benefits, as standard:

  • 25 days’ holiday;
  • access to a personal pension scheme, with matched employer contributions;
  • life assurance cover;
  • and 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 insurance or travel insurance;
  • enrol in our Bike to Work scheme;
  • enjoy discounts off cinemas, dining, and gyms;
  • receive an interest free season ticket loan or interest free graduate loan;
  • access childcare vouchers;
  • take an online health assessment and utilise our employee assistance programme.

We’re looking forward to the future 

At BDO, we’re big enough to make the difference and collaborative enough to never lose sight of where we’re going. We know that it’s our people that make our success possible. Across our 17 UK locations, more than 5,000 of them work together to provide tax, audit, assurance and a range of advisory services that help our clients achieve their ambitious goals. Together, they’re fuelling Britain’s economic engine. Behind every complex client challenge and every untapped innovation, they’re there: ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. That’s why we’re always looking for ways to invest in our people. That means providing them with an environment where they can grow, learn, laugh and feel respected, at all times.

Our firm is distinctive and we want to preserve and build on the strengths of our culture and the characteristics that make us both successful and different. We look for people from all kinds of backgrounds who share these same qualities.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • Masters and above
  • London - Baker Street
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Maths
  • Naval Architecture
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Statistics
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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