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Customs & International Trade Associate - Summer 2025 (Multiple Locations)

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23d ago

💼 Graduate Job

Miami +4

AI generated summary

  • You need a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, experience in tax/legal, CPA/JD preferred, proficient in Microsoft Office and research software, strong analytical and communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, and build client relationships.
  • You will research customs regulations, provide trade advice, identify cost-saving opportunities, work with client service teams, and mentor interns in international trade and customs.

Graduate Job

Accounting & TaxMiami, Atlanta, Detroit, Costa Mesa, New York


  • The Tax Associate, Customs & International Trade will begin to utilize basic research skills and apply their educational background to identify potential trade issues and opportunities. This role will take direction from other, more experienced members of the team to assist in providing advice to clients in a variety of industries on import and export matters.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or other related field, required
  • Juris Doctorate degree, LLM, and/or MBA, preferred
  • Experience:
  • Experience in tax, legal, customs or import/export trade preferred
  • Internship within a professional services firm, preferred
  • License/Certifications:
  • CPA and/or JD, preferred
  • Software:
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint, required
  • Experience utilizing RIA, BNA, Lexis Nexis, required
  • Language:
  • N/A
  • Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and basic legal and tax research skills including building models and analysis of financial and numerical data
  • Solid organizational skills, especially ability to meet project deadlines with a focus on details
  • Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently or within a group environment
  • Capable of working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Capable of effectively managing a team of tax professionals and delegating work assignments as needed
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationships with client personnel
  • Ability to successfully interact with professionals at all levels
  • Basic understanding of the technical and practical issues and opportunities regarding one or more areas of taxation and law

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Accounting & Tax


  • Technical Duties:
  • Researches and assists in writing, and reviewing international trade advice in areas relating to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, customs federal regulations, NAFTA, entry processes and customs valuation
  • Researches U.S. and international import and export trade matters
  • Ability to formulate ideas and delivers possible trade savings opportunities
  • Works with other Firm specialists and client service teams on client and proposal work
  • Ability to establish relationships with BDO customs experts in jurisdictions throughout BDO International
  • Ability to identify opportunities for and assists in drafting tax alerts in international customs and global trade tax matters
  • Works with client service team personnel to assist in managing client expectations
  • Other duties as required
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • May act as mentor to Interns, as appropriate


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Application deadline

Apr 12, 2025


Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Costa Mesa, New York