Keeping staff motivated and productive while reducing the tax take is a challenging task for all employers.

That means designing rewards packages and contracts that attract the best people to an organisation and motivate them to perform well, but which don’t result in high taxation for the company or the employee. This is a situation that differs from place to place and year to year as government legislation changes.
Whilst compliance is central to our work with clients, we also develop strategic, commercially sound and cost-effective solutions for ensuring that key talent is retained and incentivised. As part of our specialist GES Tax team, you will help us deliver fast, accurate and practical advice across employment taxes, share plans and incentive planning, and expatriate taxes.
Whether you join us as an apprentice or a graduate, you will focus on key issues confronting employers today, specialising in one of three areas:

  • Employment Tax specialists help clients to set and maintain their Senior Accounting Officer and Corporate Criminal Offence strategy. They stress-test clients’ systems, negotiate with HMRC and advise on employment status and remuneration packages, such as flexible benefit arrangements.
  • Share Plan and Incentive specialists support businesses to build staff engagement using a wide variety of share plans and help to shape executive compensation packages. They also work closely with private equity houses and entrepreneurs to advise them on exit planning.
  • Expatriate tax specialists focus on the need for many employers to have an internationally mobile workforce. They advise on all related tax and international social security issues, working closely with colleagues in BDO’s international network. They deliver cost reviews for international assignees, prepare their personal tax returns and ensure that our clients’ global HR systems are robust enough to identify the complex tax and social security issues which can arise.

As the majority of our work is consultancy based, you will be expected to support senior staff by attending meetings and calls with both clients and HMRC from the start of your career. This will enable you to develop a professional approach to client relationships and learn how to deliver exceptional service. We’ll support you in studying towards your Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA) qualification as well as gaining your Level 7 Apprenticeship.

Focused on the issues confronting employers today


Private client services

For private clients, the need for specialist tax advice has never been greater.

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Corporate tax

Corporate taxes are never far from the news and the list of competing priorities that businesses must manage gets longer each year.

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Corporate Merger & Acquisitions tax

Work together to deliver a range of tax services.

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A BDO client will generally have some short-term goals and a long-term vision – but standing in their way will often be a number of tax-related issues.

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