Based in two offices in the UK (Reading and Bristol), with a growing team of over 200 people, the Global Outsourcing team collaborates with colleagues around the world to service clients on a range of projects.

We apply our expertise to manage and deliver their global accounting, compliance, payroll, statutory reporting requirements, service charge accounting and technology management; enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We have clients across a vast range of sectors from 167 countries. We need different skills and experiences to meet their needs. This means we have an incredibly diverse group working across the offices who support each other and work hard to foster a welcoming and motivating culture for everyone. With a strong and supportive team, our people understand that successful projects are built on solid communication and impeccable planning, where collaboration is fundamental to the excellent outcomes we achieve together.

In the Global Outsourcing team, we’ll provide constant opportunities for development, ensuring that you’re continually learning and given the tools and support to succeed. You’ll also discover a breadth of experiences whether you choose to apply for a role in the Global Financial Reporting team or the Global Business Services team.

If you apply for a role in Global Financial Reporting (GFR) you will be part of a team which specialises in the preparation of statutory financial statements under both UK and international financial reporting standards. These can be for single entities or consolidated groups. The GFR team also provide complex technical accounting advice as part of our Advisory offering, including services to assist clients with accurate migration and translation between other reporting standards (including those applicable in the US) and conversion to new accounting standards. GFR clients include listed and limited companies and groups across a wide range of sectors including Life Sciences, Energy, Mining & Industrials, Financial Services and Technology, Media & Telecoms.

If you apply for a role in Global Business Services (GBS) you will be part of a team which supports large and sophisticated organisations with packaged solutions comprising outsourced accounting & management reporting, payroll, treasury, company secretarial and compliance services. GBS clients have multiple entities operating often, but not always, in multiple countries and are looking for a simplified and coordinated solution from one provider. Clients are seeking reliable payroll; accurate invoice processing and payment services; high quality management reporting delivered to tight deadlines after month-end; confidence that their compliance needs for all entities are being met; proactive project management; and the reduction in the pressure on their own teams which comes from appointing a single service provider.


The Graduate and Apprenticeship programmes in GFR and GBS offer the opportunity to develop in some of the industry’s most exciting and varied roles, giving you the training you need to gain a full understanding of the range of services BDO offers. Our structured development programmes last three to four years and during this time we will support you in studying for your professional qualifications (ACA) while developing your own unique career path.

If you are applying for a role in GFR, your final year will include a secondment to our Audit stream, broadening your horizons and setting you up for the best possible future. In either role, if you can show initiative and the potential for exceptional problem-solving skills, you’ll gain a unique insight into how business works across the world.

You’ll learn to exercise professional judgement


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