The BDO life

The BDO Brisbane office has been operating in Queensland for more than 100 years, with 58 Partners and 428 staff providing a full range of audit, tax and advisory services.

We are very proud to be ranked in the 2018 Top Graduate Employer lists by AAGE, GradConnections and GradAustralia. Our graduates and vacation students are extremely important to us, as we recognise their potential to become our firm's future leaders.

We offer a number of additional benefits to our staff including Social Club and personalised support through our employee assistance program and our corporate wellness program, BWell. Whether its touch football, yoga, breakfast every morning or a networking function, we know how important socialising is to our staff so we ensure you receive plenty of opportunities to network with your colleagues.

Our national L&OD programs will give you the best start in transitioning to professional life, and will provide you with the skills and confidence to develop exceptional client relationships and excel in your career.

About our Tax Research and Development team

Research and development (R&D) is a critical step in innovation. Creating opportunities for innovation is a critical step in this pathway.

The R&D Tax Incentive is a significant driver of innovation in Australia, encouraging companies to undertake R&D activities they might not otherwise be able to fund. However, many companies find accessing these incentives difficult and time consuming. Without someone to guide them through the process, some choose not take this major step forward.

For more information on what's it's like working in Research & Development and How client projects come to life.

Our R&D Vacation Program will give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop your client management skills through attending meetings and dealing with client queries.
  • Help clients consider government assistance for which they may be eligible
  • Learn how to help clients understand the substantiation requirements associated with claiming the R&D Tax Incentive program
  • Be part of a collaborative team environment and receive excellent training, mentoring and support over your Vacation program period

We welcome students who:

  • Have an interest in working in Tax Research and Development
  • Have strong report writing skills
  • Are currently in their penultimate year of a Bachelor of Commerce, Law, Engineering, Maths, Physics, Science, etc. or other equivalent or relevant single or dual undergraduate or postgraduate degree
  • Display solid academic achievement
  • Are a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand
  • Are involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Collaborative personality who thrives in a team, as well as independently
  • Have motivation for continuous learning and development.

What happens once you apply:

  • You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application
  • Each application we receive is reviewed by the People and Culture team
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to complete a video interview
  • Successful applicants after the video interview will then be invited to attend an assessment centre in the BDO Brisbane office.

How to apply

To submit your application for the BDO Research & Development Vacation program, please click on the Apply Now button below. Applications open on Monday, 30 July 2018 and close 5pm on Friday, 24 August 2018.

Make sure to apply for any other service lines you are interested in through our Job board!