• BDO Connect

    A non-competitive specialist support service enabling professional practices to build a sustainable future.

BDO Connect

BDO Connect (formerly known as PPN) is a well-established, member-based association, offering non-competitive support services to enable small to medium accounting, legal and other boutique advisers to build a sustainable future.

Many accounting, boutique advisers and legal professionals operating as sole practitioners or in smaller partnerships, often find themselves faced with client needs and issues outside of their normal range of experience and knowledge.

Finding the support you need that can work with you to expand your offerings and enhance your relationships with your clients can be a challenge.

Our long established record of working with and assisting smaller practitioners has resulted in our specialists being valued as trusted advisers.

BDO Connect provides direct access to our specialists who have experience dealing with complex client issues across a range of areas including:

  • Audit
  • Business Restructuring
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Secretarial
  • Cyber
  • Debt Advisory 
  • Digital & Technology Advisory
  • Financial Solutions
  • Forensic Services
  • Migration Services
  • Practice Management
  • Risk Advisory
  • Superannuation 
  • Tax Consulting
  • Wealth Management.

We work closely with our members and have developed an in-depth understanding of the unique needs of smaller practices. BDO Connect members can expect direct access to our specialist teams and receive the following key benefits:​​​​

  • Regular technical information and newsletters
  • Invitations to training, seminars, webinars and other member events
  • Discounted professional publications
  • Direct contact with seasoned BDO experts
  • Telephone enquiry service for brief technical queries (5 to 10 minutes), excluding Superannuation Support Desk.

BDO undertakes not to directly contact any client referred by a BDO Connect member in respect to other services and will not attempt to attract such clients away from a BDO Connect member. We will not knowingly initiate contact with any client of a BDO Connect member. Should we be approached to undertake work for any clients of a BDO Connect member, we commit to contact the relevant member to discuss.

There is no joining fee, nor is there an annual subscription fee, for BDO Connect members. 
For member phone enquiries that are 5-10 minutes in duration, there is no charge. 

With more complex issues, requiring in-depth tailored business advice, BDO offers access to the complete range of advisory services, based on an agreed consultation fee. For requests that require our written advice or our active involvement, we supply an engagement letter with information on our services plus our estimated fee, which can be rendered to either the member firm directly or the member’s client as you prefer.

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National Lead – Dr Mark Pizzacalla

National Manager – Susan McBride

Adelaide – Tim Sandow

Brisbane – Helen Newman and Guy Taylor

Cairns – Todd Kelly

Melbourne – Dr Mark Pizzacalla

Perth – Mark Pollock and Jason Gaudoin

Sydney – Jeff Marsden and Pulin Desai