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Hear from some of our employees about what it’s really like to work at BDO and their careers to date.

The support I received through the BDO buddy program

Mitchell Yeates
Mitchell Yeates
Accountant, Audit & Superannuation
“At the start of 2018 I commenced as a graduate in the Audit and Superannuation team at BDO, and I've been really impressed with how supportive the firm has been over that time. The buddy system in particular has been a great way to integrate grads like me into the firm.”

The recruitment process at BDO

Olga Morozova
Olga Morozova
Assistant Auditor, Audit & Assurance
“I thought the recruitment process would be stressful, but I actually enjoyed it. BDO always kept me in the loop, and they responded at each stage very quickly. ”

"Coachella for accountants": My experience as a grad at Xerocon

Laura Barber
Laura Barber
Accountant, Business Services
“One of my favourite things about working with BDO is the huge range of opportunities on offer including that I was able to represent BDO at Xerocon Brisbane in September 2018.”

What attracted me to a graduate role in Audit at BDO

Charles Long
Charles Long
Auditor, Audit & Assurance
“The variety of work and the wide range of skills you learn is what first drew me to pursue a career in Audit.”

My career at BDO from Cadet to Manager

Stephanie Sing
Stephanie Sing
Manager, Audit & Assurance
“Since being a Cadet, I have been promoted throughout the years to my current position as a Manager. The opportunities available to progress have been pivotal to my overall development and I believe this is one of the many advantages of partaking in the Cadet program.”

A day in the life of an Accountant in Business Restructuring

James Schloss
James Schloss
Senior Accountant, Business Restructuring
“When I started as a graduate in Business Restructuring at BDO Brisbane, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. But after just a few weeks in the role, I knew that I'd chosen the right service line for me.”

Progression from the beginning: My career in Corporate Tax

David Wright
David Wright
Consultant, Corporate Tax
“The best thing about BDO for me is the variety of work I have been exposed to and the amount I have learnt in such a short period of time.”

Opportunities to travel and grow in Audit at BDO

Sasha Simpson
Sasha Simpson
Assistant Manager, Audit
“I love working in Audit at BDO. We have a strong team environment as we spend time travelling to all areas of North Queensland and the Northern Territory.”

Watching client projects come to life in the R&D team

Jarrod Martin
Jarrod Martin
Manager, R&D Tax
“The Research and Development team within our tax practice gives professionals from a range of different backgrounds the chance to work with a diverse client base.”

Combining postgraduate study with working at BDO

Joanna Lane
Joanna Lane
Senior Consultant, Indirect Tax
“I'd say to anyone starting at BDO never to be afraid of taking up the training and development opportunities that the firm offers.”

Putting people first: My career at BDO Cairns

Michelle Roos
Michelle Roos
Senior Accountant, Business Services
“From the minute I heard about BDO, I realised that they always put people first. BDO really cares about its people and I'm very glad I chose to work here.”

Support and flexibility during my career at BDO

Jacqueline Silva
Jacqueline Silva
Manager, Business Services
“Business Services at BDO Brisbane has provided me with a lot of opportunities while being so flexible and supportive that I have felt fulfilled in my role here.”

Client work and constant learning: My career in Audit

>Keshnee Singh
Keshnee Singh
Senior Auditor, Audit & Assurance
“Audit at BDO has equipped me with the skills to understand a multitude of different businesses, build technical knowledge and have the opportunity to foster relationships with my clients. ”

Getting through the busy season as an Audit grad

Melita Briggs
Melita Briggs
Auditor, Audit & Assurance
“The culture at BDO is down to earth, everyone has a lot of fun together, there are socialising events (including sporting teams and trivia nights) as well as regular training and constant mentoring and support.”

Preparing for a graduate role in Business Restructuring

Brittney Kane
Brittney Kane
Accountant, Business Rectructuring
“The on the job training I have completed and the support received from my team since starting as a graduate in Restructuring, has helped me to build a toolkit of skills to control and handle these difficult situations.”

My graduate experience in Audit

Adam Borensztajn
Adam Borensztajn
Graduate, Audit & Assurance
“BDO's support through my studies has been a real highlight for me, and I can't wait to finish my exams and become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant.”

A day in the life of a Corporate Finance graduate

Michael Riddle
Michael Riddle
Graduate, Corporate Finance
“So far I’ve had a really positive experience at BDO and I can see myself staying here for a long time to come.”

BDO's summer vacation program

Hannah Bolton
Hannah Bolton
Accountant, Business Services
“BDO's summer vacation program was one of the best things I could have done to prepare myself for the world of work.”

How to prepare for a graduate job

Mathew Barrie
Jake Chesini
Graduate, Business Services
“Making the leap between university and a graduate job could have been difficult, but BDO helped to make the transition go as smoothly as possible.”

My graduate experience at BDO

Mathew Barrie
Mathew Barrie
Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance
“BDO’s Melbourne office has a great, inclusive culture. A positive work-life balance and the opportunity to work directly with people at higher levels is something which attracted me to BDO in the first place.”

My journey so far

Daniel Bryant
Daniel Bryant
Graduate, Tax
“I've worked at BDO for a little over a year now, and every minute has been hugely rewarding. It's an environment that provides ample opportunities, experiences and challenges, and has helped me to realise my passion and pursuit in corporate tax.”

Business Services grad experience

Jenina Nunag
Jenina Nunag
Intermediate, Business Services
“I am now experiencing first-hand the benefits of being a BDO employee and BDO has instantly become my second home.”

My CA journey

Jenina Nunag
Kate Speziali
Senior Accountant, Business Services
“I've loved every minute of my chartered accounting journey here at BDO. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive environment.”

Getting through the recruitment process

Keira Clark
Keira Clark
Graduate, Tax
“Don't be worried about the recruitment process. BDO puts you at ease straight away and it's really a snapshot into the collaborative and welcoming culture that exists here.”

My graduate experience

Joanna Petrohilos
Joanna Petrohilos
Graduate, Business Services
“One of the best things about working for BDO is that the firm’s personal approach means that I get fantastic support, but the firm is also big enough that there's a lot of opportunities for career development. ”