BDO: 2021 Tax Trainee/Junior Tax Consultant

2021 Tax Trainee/Junior Tax Consultant

Company BDO South Africa

Reference # TAX_01

Published 08/02/2021

Contract Type Contract

36 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


So, you are considering joining BDO in South Africa for a traineeship position. As the South African member firm of the global BDO organisation, one of the fastest growing professional services networks globally, you would be making a good choice for your future career.

You would be joining an organisation with representation in over 167 countries and territories, including 58 Africa countries.

We know that it’s important to you to be part of something that matters, a firm that is making an impact on its profession as well as the communities in which it is located. You’ll find all that, and more, at BDO.


BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

Job Functions Tax

Industries Accounting & Auditing,Tax Consulting


BDO Tax is looking for Tax Trainees to join their team. As part of your 3 year SAIT registered Traineeship you will get exposure to the following:

•Return preparation and review

•Preparation of first, second and third provisional returns

•Calculation of tax liabilities and finalisation of income tax

•Payroll tax

•VAT returns, registrations and opinions

•Identifying tax risks for audits on a multi-disciplinary basis

•Draft response to SARS queries

•Write tax opinions and reports

•Demonstrate ethics and professional conduct in a tax environment

•Register tax payers and finalise income tax, payroll tax and VAT returns in a private tax practice

•Draft memorandum and formulate responses to Alternative Dispute Resolutions

•Write tax opinions related to tax disputes, business models and investment and estate planning

•Draft VDP Applications

•Draft articles



•Senior Certificate and relevant B.Com degree

•Applicants must have completed or still studying towards their Honours degree specializing in Taxation or equivalent

•Sound Knowledge of the Tax legislation and Tax law


•Excellent communications and listening skills


•Strong client orientation

•Attention to detail

•Creative yet organised

•Ability to prioritize and work under pressure achieving reporting deadlines

•Task driven and delivery focused

•Socially aware and able to work as part of a diverse team

•Innovative and willing to share ideas for new ways of working

•Ability to work with all levels within an organization

Please submit your CV, Identity Document, Matric Certificate, Academic Records and Proof of Registration for Honours as part of your application.

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.

Job Closing Date 15/02/2021

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