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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 October 2023
Shared Service Centre

Shared Service Centre - Associate - Corporate Tax

Ideas | People | Trust

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

We work with the companies that are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high‑growth businesses that fuel the economy – and directly advise the owners and management teams leading them.

We’ll broaden your horizons

Our Shared Service Centre team (SSC) provides essential support to a number of teams across our firm. As well as assisting on large-scale operations, beyond the capacity of a core specialist team, they provide the unparalleled expertise we need to keep moving forward. As part of this friendly department, you’ll have the chance to work on exciting projects and develop your skillset. There’s real opportunity, making it a great chance to use industry knowledge and experience to solve problems in your next career step, or it can be a place to learn if you’re just starting out. If you want to work on important projects and explore your potential, we’ll give you the friendly, supportive working environment to go far.

We’ll help you succeed

Leading organisations trust us because of the quality of our advice. That quality grows from a thorough understanding of their business, and that understanding comes from working closely with them and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and BDO’s partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to organisations we work with.

Role Overview:

The Corporate Tax hub is about to embark on an exciting journey, to further evolve our service delivery offering to our internal clients. Therefore, we are looking to recruit an associate, forming part of the Corporate Tax team who provide national Corporate Tax compliance services. As part of the growing Liverpool Corporate Tax team, you will be actively supporting the client facing teams of your dedicated stream as well as embarking on a promising career path within BDO.

The Role:

This will be a challenging yet rewarding role and your day-to-day duties will involve:

  • Reviewing Corporation Tax returns prepared by junior members of the team on behalf of local office teams.
  • Working with systems such as AlphaTax, Global Portal, Excel, ServiceNow and more.
  • Liaising with our client facing teams, acting as representative of the SSC and advisor to the stream on areas within our expertise.
  • Having an active involvement in regular process improvement activities and offering innovative solutions to ensure best practice is always being followed.
  • Regularly reviewing knowledge gaps and areas for development within the team and proactively addressing these through coaching and training sessions.
  • Ensuring the team are constantly up to date with changes in tax legislation, affecting our services.
  • Participating in quality control procedures.
  • Actively supporting the operational hub lead implementing new initiatives, driving performance, and providing an exceptional service delivery.
  • Acting as point of contact for junior members of the team, supporting them with queries and acting as a link in the escalation chain for technical matters.

Technical requirements and professional skills:

  • Qualified AAT/ATT or, part qualified in chartered accountancy or tax qualification, or QBE.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in participating in coaching and training activities is highly desirable.  
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and able to prioritise effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proactive, can-do attitude.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel, experience with AlphaTax is advantageous.

You’ll be able to be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to our business. We’re committed to agile working, and we offer everyone the opportunity to work in ways that suit them, their teams, and the task at hand.

At BDO, we’ll help you achieve your personal goals and career ambitions, and we have programmes, resources, and frameworks that provide clarity and structure around career development.

We’re in it together

Mutual support and respect is one of BDO’s core values and we’re proud of our distinctive, people-centred culture.  From informal success conversations to formal mentoring and coaching, we’ll support you at every stage in your career, whatever your personal and professional needs.

Our agile working framework helps us stay connected, bringing teams together where and when it counts so they can share ideas and help one another.  At BDO, you’ll always have access to the people and resources you need to do your best work.

We know that collaboration is the key to creating value and satisfying experiences at work, so we’ve invested in state-of-the-art collaboration spaces in our offices.  BDO’s people represent a wealth of knowledge and expertise, and we’ll encourage you to build your network, work alongside others, and share your skills and experiences.  With a range of multidisciplinary events and dedicated resources, you’ll never stop learning at BDO.

We’re looking forward to the future

At BDO, we help entrepreneurial businesses to succeed, fuelling the UK economy. Our success is powered by our people, which is why we’re always finding new ways to invest in you. Across the UK thousands of unique minds continue to come together to help companies we work with to achieve their ambitions.

We’ve got a clear purpose, and we’re confident in our future, because we’re adapting and evolving to build on our strengths, ensuring we continue to find the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise. We shape the future together with openness and clarity, because we believe in empowering people to think creatively about how we can do things better.


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