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Why BDO USA IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

Living our core values, which guide our interactions with one another in pursuit of our core purpose of helping people thrive every day. We also encourage our professionals to embrace BDO Flex, allowing them to reimagine how their day-to-day work is accomplished by prioritizing the outcomes of work versus where, when or how the work is done. Flexible and accountable teaming and collaboration help us drive valued results for our clients, and we trust our people to communicate with their colleagues and leaders. Collaboration is also key to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture at BDO. Our professionals come together through inclusion groups, championed by firm leaders, that serve as a safe space for our people to connect and are a catalyst for change.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We continually invest in our people-first culture and approach to exceptional client service to drive growth and opportunity. With over $2.8 billion in revenue and 12,000 employees nationwide, BDO is at the forefront of defining the work experience for the U.S. middle market. From leading with flexibility to prioritizing a culture of innovation that includes a focus on practical and responsible generative AI adoption, our aim is to encourage ownership and accountability, improving how we operate to deliver greater value for our clients and our professionals. In 2023, we established a firm-funded Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). BDO is the first large accounting and advisory organization to become an ESOP company, an innovative and forward-thinking move for our profession that will pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable future for our people and the firm.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

Championing – and regularly measuring – a world-class, purpose-centered culture where people feel empowered to do their best work and be their best selves. BDO’s annual Pulse survey takes a customized approach to collecting feedback from our professionals on key topics such as leadership, trust and belonging. Survey results drive targeted, programmatic change across all levels of leadership and create a multi-year feedback loop where we address concerns, learn from our people and ensure that our culture is driving our business strategy. Our people are able to see how their input leads to positive change, resulting in a 90% participation rate.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

Cultivating a people-first workplace, which encourages our professionals to pursue their individual purpose and ambitions within BDO and the communities we serve. We offer virtual and experiential professional development programs to promote growth for individuals at every stage of their career journey. Peer mentoring circles are also available as a forum for open and honest discussion about professional advancement. Through our social impact strategy, we empower our people to support their communities through firm-organized volunteer activities, their own commitments supporting causes they are passionate about, and as leaders of non-profit and community organizations. We also support a stronger financial future for our professionals through our ESOP, providing participants with a beneficial ownership stake in the firm and ensuring that everyone who contributes to our success benefits from it.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

We have co-created a shared culture with our professionals, rooted in our core purpose of helping people thrive every day. BDO’s purpose and values guide our culture and define how we work together by establishing a set of standards embodied in our work, our relationships and our professionals. They help us to be genuine and fair in our judgments, to build deeper relationships with one another and our clients, and to maintain an inclusive and responsible work environment.
Our values:
• People First
• Embrace Change
• Choose Accountability
• Exceptional Every Day, Every Way
• Empowerment Through Knowledge 

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

• BDO Counts – our employee-driven social impact strategy, focusing on four cause areas chosen by our people. Through the program, we empower our professionals to give back through volunteer service and employee giving programs designed to amplify impact.
• Ongoing training and professional development opportunities to empower career journeys.
• BDO Flex – encouraging our people to collaborate with their teams to achieve work+life fit.
• Wellness programs designed to help reduce stress and improve overall health and well-being.
• Inclusion groups – linking local gatherings and activities with firmwide programs, helping to create a powerful sense of community. The groups plan events throughout the year that empower cross-cultural awareness, advocacy and connectivity.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

Listening and making decisions based on BDO’s purpose. At the start of his tenure as CEO, alongside his leadership team, Wayne Berson co-created a business strategy that put culture, purpose and values at the center of all we do. That work created the foundation of being a people-first organization. Wanting to stay in touch with the insights and needs of BDO’s people, Wayne encouraged the formation of an Executive Team Advisory Council. The Council, comprised of professionals across levels, practice areas and geographies, is helping shape BDO’s future by engaging in constructive dialogue with the Executive Team to address key topics and business challenges.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

• ESOP – a retirement benefit that requires no out-of-pocket contribution and is offered in addition to the firm’s 401(k) plan
• Paid time off with an additional 12 holidays celebrated annually, including a week off at the end of the year and a day dedicated to recharging and reflecting
• Access to 24/7 confidential support and counseling and a neuroscience-based mental health and brain performance program
• Milk Stork – a service that makes it easy to get your breast milk home when you’re away on business
• Enhanced parental leave benefits, including 12 weeks of paid leave time and day-one qualification for leave
• Varsity Tutors – access to free and discounted academic learning resources for employees and family members
• Student loan refinancing opportunities
• Back-up child and pet care
• Pet insurance

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About the Company

At BDO, our purpose is helping people thrive, every day. Together, we are focused on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes and value for our people, our clients and our communities. BDO is proud to be an ESOP company, reflecting a culture that puts people first. BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services for a diverse range of clients across the U.S. and in over 160 countries through our global organization.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL

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Industry:

Financial Services

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Company CEO's name:

Wayne Berson

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Number of employees:

10000 +

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