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Our History

BDO Brisbane has a Queensland heritage dating back more than 100 years:

1914 – Kennedy Bowly & Manson

After several years as a sole practitioner, Rex Don Kennedy commenced partnership with Charles Bowly and Eric George Manson.

1967 – Kendalls

Noel Kendall commenced as a sole practitioner and began a very early association with the credit union movement.

1989 – Kendalls KBM

Kendalls and Kennedy Bowly & Manson merged to become KBM.

1999 – BDO Kendalls

Kendalls KBM and BDO Nelson Parkhill's Queensland partnership merged to form BDO Kendalls. This established the firm as one of the largest professional service firms in Queensland.

2002 – BDO Kendalls

Horwath (Brisbane) and BDO Kendalls officially merged to form the largest Queensland-owned firm and the fourth largest accountancy practice.

2009 – BDO

Globally, the network rebranded to become known as BDO.

2012 – BDO

BDO and PKF Brisbane integrated to create an even stronger force in the Sunshine State.

2014 – BDO

The KPMG Sunshine Coast office merged with BDO.

2019 – BDO

BDO in Brisbane joined forces with Consolid8, a leading cloud accounting and business advisory firm, as part of its continued strategy to drive and foster innovation in service delivery.

2020 – BDO

BDO in Brisbane (including the Sunshine Coast), and ECP (Sydney and Melbourne) merged as the first phase of becoming one firm in Australia.