Tax Intern at BDO

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Internship (1-4 Months)
South East
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£16,000 - £17,999

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The Role



The Role

Role Description

Preparing and reviewing tax computations. Correspondence with clients and HMRC. Client visits and meetings.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The office was friendly and the interns were well looked after.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

I worked with many different colleagues, who took time to explain what they were doing and ensure I was getting on OK.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

As the team was small, I had quite a lot of contact with management who were very helpful and happy to answer questions.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Varied between days- sometimes had to organise many tasks from different colleagues, sometimes had some quieter time, during which I worked on intern projects.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Once I had been shown the basics, I was trusted to do similar tasks for other clients.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Helped to develop skills valuable for future jobs- working in a team, dealing with clients and so on.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A small team so everyone knew everyone and there was a friendly atmosphere.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The office had not taken tax interns before yet we were given plenty to do and were able to work on different areas and projects.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Compared to the audit interns, the tax interns had less training before starting work, but in the office we were introduced to many different things and learnt many skills.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

The company seems to value its employees well and place importance on a work-life balance. It provides good training for the accounting qualifications and ensures trainees have enough time to study.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Fairly good for a regional office- many lunches out, and occasional drinks. Opportunities to socialise with other interns.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Epsom is close enough to London to socialise there but is much less expensive.


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Epsom itself is not excellent but it's easy to get to London or nearby places.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

BDO held a national football tournament during my time there, although the office itself did not really have any organised social activities.