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Join our Audit NFP Internship Programme

For high-calibre undergraduates in their penultimate year, our summer internship programme is a fantastic opportunity to experience life and work at BDO.

Location: Nationwide

What you will be doing

Working in Not-For-Profit (NFP) audit means much more than crunching numbers. Our dedicated team of NFP specialists, known to be one of the largest specialist teams in the accounting profession, are acknowledged as being the experts in delivering services to the education, social housing, charity and membership body sectors. Auditors are integral to keeping the UK financial system safe for investors and the public. As auditors we use smart questions to get to know our client’s businesses, and maintain scepticism throughout the audit process to ensure we remain impartial. At the completion of an audit we can provide constructive feedback to our clients helping to improve the business’s operations, whilst also helping stakeholders to have a full understanding of an organisation's financial performance and business risks. The NFP sector is recognised as an important and growing part of BDO’s business and is a key area of investment for the firm. Our fees continue to grow, and with over a 50% increase in the last 4 years they now exceed £26m.

BDO offer a 6 week paid Summer internship to undergraduates who are in their penultimate year of study, running from early-July to mid-August each year.

The internship kicks off with an induction week giving you the opportunity to network with your peers and new colleagues. When you hit the desk you're ready to experience life and work at BDO, whilst gaining useful insight into our business and culture. Each intern is allocated a manager and buddy to support you within your role.

During your final week we'll invite you to attend a partner presentation and interview to be considered for graduate opportunities. As the internships can be a step into a full time career with us, it is important that all candidates can demonstrate an understanding of the graduate role and attributing professional qualifications.

Business Area Overview

• Exposure to a range of different clients in different sectors

• BDO partners and managers

• Other interns - through social and internal events

• Graduate trainees – who will provide insights on career prospects

• A specific project – the project you undertake will really make a business difference

What you will gain

Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):

• A minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline; 

• 3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects

• Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE

We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills.

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are BDO

When the most ambitious, entrepreneurial and high-growth businesses need advice on accountancy and business, they turn to BDO.

What we do: Advisory 

Advisory services at BDO help clients to tackle all the challenges they face on their journeys of growth. Our advisers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our range of expertise means that we can deliver insightful, innovative solutions to even the most complex challenge - from buying a new business and accessing finance for growth, to stabilising and restructuring at times of financial difficulty. On our Graduate Programme, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications, depending on the career path you choose.

Audit

We work closely with clients' finance teams and other key stakeholders to really get to know their business and identify any weaknesses - from their financial statements, to their business systems or working culture. We then provide tailored advice on suitable solutions. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications. You may also have opportunities to gain other qualifications during your programme.

Integrity is at the heart of everything we do.

We are a major global player in our industry and take pride in always keeping sight of our clients’ unique needs.

Business Services and Outsourcing

Sometimes our clients need a level of accounting and business expertise that just isn’t practical for them to keep in-house. We provide a full spectrum of accounting, advisory and compliance services to support companies all around the globe that are growing or tackling change. Relishing a new challenge every day, you’ll develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.

Tax

Guiding our clients through the complex, constantly-changing landscape of tax legislation, we help them to follow the law and achieve both their short-term goals and long-term vision. Tax is a rewarding area for diverse personalities, whether you enjoy untangling complex technical details, relish connecting with and helping brilliant people, or love solving problems in new and unique ways. On our trainee programmes, you will develop specialist skills and work on fascinating projects while studying for specialised qualifications.

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