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Private Equity Tax Director

Ideas | People | Trust

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 rapidly growing, award-winning Private Client Team manages the complex tax affairs of individuals, families, entrepreneurs, trusts and businesses. Alongside solving a constantly evolving range of technical challenges, working in this team means building strong relationships with individuals so you can become their trusted advisor and oversee their tax affairs in line with what they want to achieve. We’ve established a strong global network that is recognised as a leader especially in looking after entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses. And we’re growing. You’ll need excellent people skills and strong technical ability as you visit clients in their own environments. In return, you’ll have unparalleled access to partners and opportunities to develop your career in many different directions as you work across a truly diverse portfolio of global clients 

Tax is a dynamic, ever-changing industry.  As our clients’ needs and the regulatory environment evolve, you’ll encounter new problems to solve and new opportunities for growth.  Whether it’s advising clients on high-profile specialisms like Corporation Tax or leading the implementation of intelligent technology solutions, you’ll enjoy variety as well as stretch in your role.

BDO supports all kinds of different businesses in different sectors across the UK and around the world.  You’ll be providing Tax Advisory services to start-ups and scale-ups, to private businesses and FTSE listed multinationals.  Each of our clients has different needs and in applying your expertise in different contexts, you’ll develop your skills and gain valuable experience that will serve you throughout your career.

We’ll help you succeed

Our clients 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 clients and building long-lasting relationships.

You’ll be someone who can work pro-actively, managing your own tasks, but you’ll also be confident collaborating with others, communicating regularly with BDO’s Partners to enable us to serve our clients effectively.  You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing our delivery and providing additional services to our clients

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for dealing with all matters relating to the running of your portfolio of clients, supported by partners in the team and working with more junior colleagues.  Your portfolio will include asset managers, investment partnerships and fund management structures.

You will:

  • Drive the private equity strategy by supporting the growth of the business, challenging and improving processes, and delivering high quality advice and compliance services.

  • Run client relationships - acting as a key point of contact for clients, ensuring the team respond promptly to, as well as anticipate, client requests/needs, and maintaining regular contact with clients.

  • Oversee a portfolio of clients, taking responsibility for delivery of tax compliance and advisory services as well as billing and risk management supported by managers and the junior team.

  • Deal with complex tax issues, with support from partners and directors.

  • Be responsible for the delivery of final tax advice to clients.

  • Leverage internal networks to serve clients, both in the UK and internationally.

  • Recognise and seek out business and sales opportunities and work with the Partners and Directors to develop these.

  • Develop your own network of contacts internally and externally.

  • Actively participate in the management of the group.

  • Be responsible for coaching and developing managers and more junior members of staff.

  • Actively share knowledge and experiences with others in the firm through participating in training courses, knowledge sharing forums or acting as one of the firm’s tax champions.

Requirements

  • Qualified ACA/CTA (or equivalent) with demonstrable post-qualified experience.

  • Ideally the candidate would have relevant experience in a partnership tax compliance and advisory role or a corporate and personal tax compliance and advisory role, with experience of dealing with private equity funds and management structures.

  • Experience of involvement in and dealing with complex tax advisory projects.

  • Ability to manage a client portfolio.

  • Experience of dealing with client senior management.

  • Involvement in business development activities with new and/or existing clients.

  • Self-motivated with excellent communication.

  • Experience of supervising junior staff.

  • A commitment to technical and personal development, with the drive and ambition to progress and fulfil your full potential.

  • A commercial mindset, being motivated to support the team’s growth.

You’ll also be yourself; we’ll recognise and value you for who you are and celebrate and reward your contributions to the 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 in 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

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:

●          28 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 means our people can choose from a range of tax efficient options to design a benefit package that best suits them. You can:

●          buy up to ten days’ extra holiday;

●          add on Private Medical, Personal Accident, Dental or Travel Insurance; Home Technology

●          enrol 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

We understand that everyone works in different ways and the same environment isn’t always suited to every task. So we give you choice and flexibility around how, when and where you work, providing you with the environment, digital tools and training to enable you to deliver your best for yourself, your team, and your clients.

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 them. Across 17 UK locations, we are 6,000 unique minds coming together to help our clients reach 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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