At BDO, we understand that being the leader in exceptional client service begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people.
Relationships matter in our work and interactions with clients, and in the way we work and interact with each other. What differentiates BDO as an employer is our focus on relationships.
Gita, Andre and Michelle share their stories about how working at BDO has helped their careers take flight. You can also meet our newest Partners and Associate Directors for 2021 and learn more about what their career journey has been with BDO.
“At BDO, I always have a voice and it’s a voice that is heard. My clients value my opinion and advice, and my leaders regularly seek out my insight. There is so much value to be gained from a conversation and at BDO I am encouraged to keep talking.”
Associate Director, Audit & Assurance
“Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it. BDO has been flexible in how I designed my career, from a cadet in Audit, to secondment in the Corporate Finance team. It’s rewarding to share ideas and see tangible results. I feel like I am making an impact.”
Analyst, Corporate Finance
“My clients see me as their trusted adviser, the person they rely on to get them where they want to go. I know my work makes a difference – for me, my clients and BDO. I have the luxury of working for a big firm, but without the big firm mentality.”
Associate Director, Business Services
What do we ask of our people?
The heart of our business isn’t about numbers and spreadsheets – it’s about our people. BDO is committed to providing an environment for Partners and staff that empowers them to work to their full potential and pursue their interests outside of BDO. We look to our people to:
- Consistently deliver exceptional client service
- Be active in building client relationships and growing the business
- Contribute ideas and listen to the views of others
- Put effort into developing strong working relationships
- Continually add to our atmosphere of trust and cooperation
- Be committed to the personal and professional growth of themselves and others.
“I was attracted to BDO’s culture that is open to ideas, people are willing to jump on board and support one another and really live the premise that collectively we are stronger and better. I want to develop a team and leave a legacy of technical capability and a growth mindset regardless of age or demographic.” Faith Page, Partner, Information & Technology Risk Advisory
What we offer
Our people identify career development, empowerment, a collaborative and personal culture, flexibility and being part of a growing global firm as the core attributes that define us as an employer.
- Flexibility - your career with us is just one important aspect of your life
- Career development – buddy and mentor programs, along with professional development, to support your growth
- Empowerment – an environment where working directly with clients is encouraged
- Collaboration - a culture based on our values of ONE, BOLD, HUMAN, STRIVE and HEART
- Inclusion and diversity – a feeling of belonging and respect
- A growing global firm – a strong local presence together with global reach and global opportunities.
“BDO’s strong culture of collaboration has never wavered since starting with the firm as a graduate. As a Partner, I aim to bring this same experience of the BDO culture to those around me, so they too can learn and grow within BDO.” Loucas Mylonas, Partner, Audit & Assurance
Benefits and rewards
We care for our people and provide a broad range of benefits so that each person can select what is right for them. Our benefits support health and wellbeing, personal and professional development, flexibility, financial wellness, and a supportive, inclusive and social culture.
Comprehensive on boarding
Our thorough on boarding process sets you up for a successful start from day one.
Project your professional image your way, through both manner and presentation.
Our priority is to ensure that you continually develop your technical knowledge through advanced training and other professional courses. We offer outstanding technical and non-technical training programs to help support your professional advancement. Learning and development has been consistently identified as one of BDO’s strengths in recent engagement surveys across our firm.
Grow with BDO – our competency framework provides clear line of sight of the technical and non-technical competencies and capabilities that can help with your career planning. This framework also provides a guide to progression opportunities within and across service lines.
Flexible working can come in many different forms and we welcome a conversation to discuss the working arrangement that best supports your personal needs and the needs of the business.
Diversity and inclusion
We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves at work and feel that their qualities as an individual are embraced and supported. Read more about our approach to inclusion and diversity.
In addition to corporate rates and discounts on select services, BDO provides other opportunities that enable you to receive financial support and have access to bonus payments, rewards and savings.
Rewards and recognition
We celebrate and reward the contributions, achievements and successes of our people. BDO’s recognition program is designed to recognise and reward outstanding individual and team contributions through a number of formal and informal recognition programs.
In addition to standard leave provisions, you will have access to a number of other types of leave, including community care/volunteering leave, parental (primary and secondary) leave, cultural/religious leave, domestic violence leave, blood donor leave, study leave and university graduation leave. You also have the option to purchase additional days of leave via salary sacrifice.
Social activities enable you to network and interact with colleagues outside of the work environment. Our social clubs are local to each office and provide opportunities, events and activities throughout the year. You can elect to join at any time for a small monthly fee.
We are committed to supporting our local communities and creating opportunities for our people to help make a difference, through our workplace giving programs, volunteering, and community partnerships with local charities. Learn more about our commitment to our communities.
Work Health & Safety (WHS)
We give a high priority to both your mental health and physical and online safety. BDO offers a range of training and access to support, including ergonomics, cyber security, coaching and counselling, and mental health first aid officers.
Health and wellbeing
We offer a range of health-focused services and benefits to help you reach your peak potential in all aspects of life, such as wellness and end-of-trip facilities in our offices, corporate gym membership and health insurance rates, group fitness activities (such as ParkRun), flu vaccinations, wellbeing workshops and tea, coffee and biscuits supplied in the office daily.
If you move on to other opportunities, BDO's alumni program allows you to keep in touch with what is happening at BDO and stay in contact with former colleagues. Through BDO Alumni in Australia on LinkedIn, you can view our online directory of members and find out what's happening in the firm.
Our internal culture at BDO is personified in our set of five values: ONE, BOLD, HUMAN, STRIVE, and HEART.
ONE: We work collaboratively towards a common purpose and shared goals.
BOLD: We embrace change and innovation to help our clients, our colleagues, and ourselves.
HUMAN: We are authentic in our interactions and communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully.
STRIVE: We deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients and take pride in our work built on quality and integrity.
HEART: We care for each other, our clients, and communities – understanding that empathy makes us stronger.
“BDO's value of #Strive particularly resonated with me. I’m looking forward to being part of a firm that focuses on delivering the best possible outcomes to clients and takes pride in the quality of the services offered.” Salim Biskri, Partner, Audit
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