Ever considered a career at BDO Northern Ireland?
Serving clients ranging from start-ups to multinationals, BDO Northern Ireland has a proven track record of delivering quality for more than a quarter of a century. Part of the world's fifth largest accounting network, the Belfast-based firm regularly recruits for a range of roles that include graduate trainee and administrative support up to senior consultancy positions. Last year they announced plans to increase staffing to over 200.
Richard Cromie, Senior HR Manager at BDO, outlines their vision, philosophy and why the company is one of the leading employers in Northern Ireland today.
What do you do?
BDO Northern Ireland is based in the heart of Belfast city centre and has been serving its clients for more than 25 years. Whilst part of the BDO International network, BDO Northern Ireland is an independently owned partnership and we specialise in helping businesses, whether start-ups or multinationals, to grow. As a member of the BDO network we are part of the largest European led Audit, Tax and Advisory practice.
‘A different approach’
Through our own professional expertise and working directly with businesses, we’ve developed a unique insight into what makes a business successful. It is this insight that makes us leading business advisers; we are much more than financial consultants.
We operate a partner-led approach ensuring our partners and directors are accessible to clients. Each client is appointed a client liaison partner to oversee operations and communicate with you directly.
We are part of the world's fifth largest accounting network, which provides us with a platform to learn new and innovative approaches to business while bringing new ideas directly to our clients. BDO Northern Ireland has 10 partners, 50% of which started in the firm as trainees and with over 170 staff, BDO have a very unique culture.
What type of roles do you have available?
BDO Northern Ireland regularly recruits for a range of roles that include Graduate Trainee and administrative support positions up to senior consultancy positions in our audit, tax and advisory services.
Last year we announced plans to increase our staffing complement to 210. We have a strong focus on building long careers within BDO Northern Ireland and half of our firm’s partners originally joined us graduates.
Why should a jobseeker apply for a job with your company?
At BDO Northern Ireland, we have a 'people proposition' that truly sets us apart. You can be yourself here - we value you as an individual and want you to realise your potential. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support your needs and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality.
Working at BDO Northern Ireland enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognise and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel progress and share in our success.
Being at BDO Northern Ireland is both personally and professionally fulfilling. Relationships matter and we have a friendly and inclusive culture built around our core values of honesty and integrity; empowerment and personal responsibility; mutual support and respect; and professional and personal client relationships.
We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return. We are a profitable, dynamic and forward-looking firm with a reputation for quality. Our ambition is to be the leader for exceptional client service.
What application advice would you give jobseekers?
Make sure you get the basics right when completing the application forms, answer the questions as instructed and show how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role.
Ahead of interviews follow the three Ps: Plan Prepare and Practice. Plan for likely questions, prepare good examples of your experience and practice with someone you trust to build confidence.
At interview stage, make sure you take time to be yourself and show your personality. Employers want to know the person they are recruiting not just the CV.
To view current vacancies at BDO please visit: www.nijobs.com/BDO-Jobs