If you choose Audit as your preferred department, you will study the for the ACA or ACCA qualification on a three to three-and-a-half year training contract.
We provide audit and advisory services to a broad range of clients operating across many sectors. Our clients include many of Ireland’s largest international and indigenous privately owned companies who are at the forefront of Irish business.
Our audit department is the largest department in the firm and comprises of three teams each headed by a Partner. Graduate trainees come into a dynamic and vibrant environment and quickly settle in to being part of a team of experienced professionals. We spend time with our clients getting to know and understand their business. We get to know the people behind the business and the challenges they face.
BDO’s global network of member firms has over 1,000 offices in more than 100 countries worldwide. Being part of BDO ensures that we have world class audit and advisory capabilities and the local expertise when advising clients operating outside Ireland.
Over the course of your training, as well as auditing, you will be reviewing client’s operations and controls; identifying weaknesses and making recommendations; and assisting companies with their financial reporting obligations and implementing best practice. You will get a mixture of working on–site out at clients offices and back in our office on assignments typically of one to three weeks duration.
During your time training with us you will become proficient in BDO’s computerized audit tool “APT”. This is used by our offices worldwide and forms an integral part of BDO’s audit methodology. BDO were the first Irish accountancy firm to qualify for registration with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which is now a prerequisite for any firm that provides, or wishes to provide, auditing services to US listed companies and their Irish–based subsidiaries.
By the time you have completed your training contract you will be working as an Audit Senior on many of our largest clients. You will have exposure to dealing with a broad range of often challenging audit issues and more complex financial reporting scenarios. Qualifying as an accountant provides real opportunities for career advancement.
A significant number of our management team trained in our audit department, and many of our past trainees now hold senior positions in our clients’ organizations and in successful companies in Ireland and abroad.
BDO’s team of multi–disciplinary tax professionals has exceptional technical and industry knowledge and is committed to working with clients to capture opportunities and manage risk. Our success comes from tailoring our services to suit our individual client needs.
Our services include corporate and personal tax compliance and a wide range of tax planning, both domestic and international, across all tax heads. We also provide transaction support, working alongside our corporate finance and other teams to offer a complete service in relation to mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.
As well as specialists who can deal with the most technically challenging sector–specific issues, we also employ people who can handle a wide variety of questions from our varied client base, from self–employed individuals to some of the largest multi–nationals operating in Ireland. We value and encourage both these skill sets equally and your training will give you an insight into all aspects of general taxation services.
At first, you will largely be dealing with compliance issues – providing figures for statutory accounts and preparing corporate tax returns. As you progress, you’ll be tackling more complex projects, advising our clients’ senior staff on tax pitfalls and opportunities, dealing with Revenue and getting to grips with complicated tax advisory projects.
We are interested in people from all academic backgrounds. If you have an interest in the law or legal matters a career in tax may be of interest to you.
As businesses grow, so do the challenges they face. Our advisory services help them manage these challenges, which might include buying a business, rescuing one, resolving legal disputes, fighting fraud, raising finance, international expansion, setting business strategy and much more.
There is a fast-growing demand for these services, so this is an area of real opportunity. We are constantly developing and tailoring our core specialist Advisory units to meet the needs and demands of today’s market.
A failing business can often be rescued by restructuring it. We offer pragmatic advice to help stabilise and improve such businesses and avoid formal insolvency. Where business rescue is not practical, we work to maximise value for creditors, employees and other stakeholders.
Working with this team will often take you to company sites, in a role most suited to those who can communicate well and perform calmly under pressure, thrive on new challenges and work well with a range of people.
When our clients want to make an acquisition, a disposal or a strategic alliance, or look to raise funds or access global capital markets by floating their company – they want one thing above all: to maximise their potential return on the deal. We help to make this happen.
Working for a range of clients that include corporates, private equity providers, banks and other institutions, we carry out financial investigations on target companies located across Ireland and around the world. We are looking for people with a proactive attitude who can communicate strategic recommendations, backed up by a gift for numbers and a commercial brain.