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US Business Tax Associate

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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

The BDO London based US Business Tax team was established to serve a global client base focussing on the taxation of entities that either have investors with US tax considerations or make investments into the US markets.  Given this focus, we pride ourselves on being a comprehensive adviser to clients with these needs and seek to support them whether it be transaction support, compliance & reporting or withholding tax matters.  Many of our clients will require a consistent relationship while others may simply be limited to specific transactions.

The US Business Tax team primarily focuses on either the corporate or investment management sectors with clients typically being either multinational companies or funds that invest on behalf of their investors.  Given the unique differences of the two markets, team members are encouraged to develop a fundamental understanding of the US tax issues related to these two bases and are strongly suggested to choose a focus area at a more senior level within their careers.

As the US Business Tax team is embedded in the fifth biggest global accountancy firm, this is a unique opportunity to work with a young, fast-growing team.  In addition the role will help establish and build the practice alongside the UK tax business with significant interaction from BDO’s US member firm.


We’ll help you succeed

The core responsibilities will be:

  • To work in a team alongside management to serve clients.   This will involve responding quickly to, as well as anticipating, client requests/needs, keeping clients informed of progress in relation to all aspects of the service provided, and maintaining regular contact with clients and the management team.
  • Preparing tax Forms 1065, 1120, 1120-F, 5471, 8865, 8858.
  • Ability to analyse CFCs, Subpart F income, GILTI along with the double taxation mitigation options; and the potential election planning that can be done to mitigate these factors.
  • Familiarity with PFIC identification and planning options
  • Check the box /entity classification advice


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:

  • Educated to degree level, and have either obtained or are eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Enrolled Agent (EA) or licensed attorney exams.
  • Support, train, mentor and advise others in own area.
  • Challenge current practice – driving improvements and championing change.
  • Take personal responsibility for own decisions and actions and those of others.
  • Lead projects of limited scale or complexity
  • Client handling and presentation skills.


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 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 6,000 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.

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