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This is more than a graduate programme, it’s the beginning of your career and at BDO, We DO great careers. You will develop your career by working directly on projects for our extensive client base and through our dedicated graduate training program. Our Partner led approach to your career ensures your future as a smart business advisor.

BDO Ireland Graduate Programme 2024

Are you an ambitious graduate with an interest in business who loves getting stuff done and making a real impact? If you are, then BDO Ireland’s 2024 Graduate Programme is just right for you!

BDO Ireland’s 2024 Graduate Programme is now open with professional opportunities to join our Audit, Tax, Advisory and Consulting departments. Depending on the area you join, you will have the opportunity to pursue qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, ITI, or ICSA through a training contract lasting a minimum of 3 years.

At BDO, you can be yourself. We value you as an individual and want you to realise your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, early responsibility and client experience across multiple industries. We recognise and reward high performance and you’ll have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success.

We are clear on what we can expect from you and what you can expect from us in return. Our 4 Graduate Pillars below cover our core promises to you as a BDO Graduate.

BE YOURSELF

At BDO Ireland, we don’t do egos . We expect our colleagues to be themselves and everyone is respected for who they are. When you bring your full self to work ideas flow and personalities shine. You’re empowered to fulfil your full potential and let your best self shine. This year we shot all our 2024 grad videos in 1 take. No edits. Every personal story you hear is 100% filter-free.

GET STUCK IN

At BDO Ireland, we’re known for entrusting our grads with early responsibility and client experience . You’ll have the opportunity to learn from and work closely with BDO partners & directors who’ll expect you to get stuck in from day one.

REAL IMPACT

At BDO Ireland we don’t do empty slogans that don’t mean a lot to you today. We know that making a real impact is important to you. We listen to our Grads and we get it. That’s why at BDO our Grads work closely with their teams on providing real business solutions for our diverse range of clients. Because you get direct client experience, you’ll get to see the real business impact of your work with the end decision makers themselves.

BALANCE

At BDO Ireland life + work is in balance . There is more than one way to get stuff done and ultimately, it’s the outcomes that matter most, personally and professionally. At our Dublin HQ everyone also has access to our onsite gym with complimentary barista coffee 5 days a week at our Gratitude Café, while our social SWAG team is constantly buzzing with events for the whole company.

As part of the fifth largest global professional services firm, BDO stands as a leading force in Ireland's accountancy, tax, advisory, and consulting realm. Working with us fuels your career's purpose at every turn, offering unmatched breadth, quality, responsibility, and AI exposure.

BDO Ireland is a key player in the international BDO network—the world's largest European-led accounting group. With an excellent partner-to-staff ratio, our 91,054 experts collaborate with clients, delivering impactful advice from 1,658 locations across 167 countries.

At BDO, we prioritise how we treat our people—colleagues and clients alike. Our international recognition for a mindful and compassionate company culture reflects our commitment to placing individuals at the heart of all we pursue.

Please find detailed information below about the available openings for 2024.

Key Departments

Audit

  • Preparation of statutory financial accounts and financial statements.
  • Assisting in maintaining and developing key professional relationships with clients.
  • Provision of general financial management information to clients.
  • Providing support drafting statutory financial statements.

Tax

  • Assisting with Corporate and Income Tax compliance requirements of clients.
  • Interpreting legislation for preparation of tax returns.
  • Researching and identifying tax planning issues and opportunities for clients.
  • Preparation and filing of tax returns in relation to corporation tax and income tax.

Corporate Finance

  • Advising and assisting clients on executing transactions, including M&A and fundraising assignments.
  • Analysing financial performance, present trend analysis and identify opportunities or risks of a company being bought or sold.
  • Preparing financial models, research industry sectors, conduct business valuations.
  • Preparing reports on a business’s financial performance and growth strategy.

Corporate Secretarial

  • Preparing and filing Annual Returns.
  • Drafting Minutes for Board and Shareholder Meetings.
  • Incorporating new companies & striking-off dormant companies.
  • Preparing and filing statutory forms with the Companies Registration Office in Dublin, Companies House in the UK and the Isle of Man Company Registry.

Risk & Advisory Services

  • Working on operational and financial internal audit assignments.
  • Evaluating processes, systems, and controls, detailing any remedial action required.
  • Carrying out financial control reviews.
  • Assessing clients’ compliance with relevant legislation, regulation, and guidance.

Benefits

  • State of the art high tech office
  • Onsite gym, secure bike park and showers
  • Onsite complimentary barista
  • Central Dublin location
  • Paid Study leave (Up to 20 days of paid study leave)
  • Paid Annual Professional subscription
  • Pension scheme contribution from BDO Ireland
  • Start Working Allowance
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Digi Doc (24/7 access to free digital GP consultation service)
  • Take a me day (One extra day of paid leave per calendar year)
  • Life leave (BDO is delighted to offer you to take a maximum of six months leave with a monthly payment of €1,000*, upon completion of your training contract and being offered a new full-time position with the firm, to go on that trip of a lifetime)
  • Exam prizes (Our exam prizes reward all our trainees who have successfully passed their exams on the first attempt, with amounts dependent on the exam passed.)

Awards

Student Voted Sector Awards 2023 Shortlist - Accountancy/Professional Services

Student Voted Sector Awards 2023 Shortlist - Accountancy/Professional Services

Student Voted Sector Awards 2023 Shortlist - Accountancy/Professional Services

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