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Yavik Solanki Career Journey
BDO Auckland’s Yavik Solanki started as agraduate at BDO nine years ago and is now a senior manager in our CBD tax team. We had a chat to him about his time at BDO and what it is like working in a tax role within the firm.
What made you choose BDO and what has encouraged you to stay with the firm?
I joined BDO because I was looking for an opportunity to develop my career as a tax professional. Having studied both law and accounting at university, tax was an ideal option for me to explore the best of both worlds. Nine years later I am still at BDO and I can honestly say building my career at BDO is one of the best decisions I have made. From when I started as a grad, I was given great support from my colleagues and presented with unique opportunities to undertake diverse and interesting work while enjoying my job along the way. We have a large team but we are unique in the sense that the opportunities are endless and you are able to gain a wide range of skills and experience to provide an “all round” knowledge of tax (rather than specialising in one particular area). In our team there are many opportunities for direct client contact and to be responsible for and manage your own client base. We also have regular training and exceptional senior staff and partners who have a wealth of knowledge to share and who I have learnt a great deal from over the years.
What do you enjoy most about working for BDO?
It’s hard to pick just one thing. The people, great clients and a wide variety of work have made BDO a great place to work. Not to mention all the fantastic social events that occur throughout the year!
What does working in a Tax role at BDO actually involve?
We have a wide variety of clients from high net worth individuals to SME’s, private equity funds and NZX/ASX listed clients. Each of whom have their own unique tax issues. The work is always interesting and challenging and includes compliance work such as tax return preparation, year-end tax calculations and deferred tax and consulting work including structuring advice, mergers and acquisitions and tax due diligence. Every day is different and you never know what is around the corner. That is what makes tax so interesting.