Accountancy firm celebrates growth with MP visit

Accountancy firm celebrates growth with MP visit

On Friday 8th July, BDO welcomed MP for Wirral South and Shadow Employment Minister, Alison McGovern to its Temple Street office as part of a series of events led by the chartered accountancy body, ICAEW. The events will take place in various locations throughout the country and are designed to demonstrate how the accountancy profession is creating jobs and skills training and development across the UK.

BDO’s recruitment strategy in Liverpool includes a number of initiatives that target investment in local youth talent and aim to improve access to the accountancy profession.

This month, BDO has welcomed its fifth cohort of 51 university students carrying out work placements within the firm’s shared service centre. The firm also has a long-standing partnership with social mobility charity, LTSB, working together to provide work experience, employability skills workshops and apprenticeships for young people from less advantaged backgrounds.

More recently, BDO has also started working with INGEUS, a local training provider that supports the Government’s JETS scheme, designed to create career opportunities for those whose jobs have been affected by the pandemic or have been unemployed for three months or more.

Ed Dwan, Head of BDO in the North West commented:

“The growth of our business in Liverpool over the last five years is a huge success story for BDO, particularly the investment in our shared service centre which has transformed day-to-day operations and increased efficiency across the firm.

“We are really proud to now be one of Liverpool’s major private sector employers, making a real impact on social mobility and increasing access to accountancy in the area. In the last year, we have promoted 120 of our people in Liverpool, demonstrating our commitment to providing long-term, sustainable careers for people across the region.”

Alison McGovern, Wirral South MP and Shadow Employment Minister added:

“Creating skilled jobs with meaningful career opportunities is crucial to ensure areas like Liverpool and the wider region thrive. University may not be an option or the preferred choice for everyone, and the accountancy profession offers a range of routes to entry, including high quality apprenticeships.

“Meeting some of BDO’s employees in Liverpool has demonstrated how successful targeted programmes and the work of non-profit organisations like LTSB can be, particularly for young people who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Young aspiring professionals interested in a career in accountancy can find further details of BDO’s apprenticeship programme with LTSB at .

Candidates looking to discover job opportunities at BDO Liverpool can visit the firm’s career site.


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