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BDO Overview

Zaventem (Belgium)
10000+ employees
1963
Company - Private
Accounting
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
BDO International oversees "beaucoup" accounting around the globe. The group is the largest of the second tier of global accounting firms, just below the Big Four (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and ... Read more

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BDO Global CEO Martin Van Roekel
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  • "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Trainee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Trainee in Manchester, England
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    I have been working at BDO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The working culture at BDO is very team-dependent, but generally you feel that senior management do want to support you and help you learn and progress. Working at a regional offices is (generally) lower pressure than London (reflected in pay), and while working a bit late isn't uncommon it generally really is 9-5.15 working hours, allowing a really good work-life balence.
    BDO offers emplyees 10 paid CSR days every year, which for example allows you to become a charity trustee, volunteer with a local charity, and/or do a sponsored run.
    BDO got the best review from the FRC in 2018 for audits, which is a great reputation and allows you to be proud of your work. You're encouraged to give top service to every job, with half-arsed output not an option.

    Cons

    Pay rates aren't the most competative (but I feel for the hours you put in compared to other companies that's legit)
    Pay rates for different levels are opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on working cultures in different teams - there are some outstanding models of this but some senior leaders drain morale in their teams.

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BDO Photos

BDO photo of: Toronto Centre Office Lobby
BDO photo of: Turning the sod for a new Habitat for Humanity home!
BDO photo of: Habitat for Humanity: We put together this doll’s house and plastered the walls with pictures of some of the fundraising we did! $81,228 raised, thanks everyone for taking part!
BDO photo of: BDO is a proud sponsor of the annual AFOA Canada National Conference, which focuses on the importance of strong leadership in the Aboriginal community.
BDO photo of: Mississauga Office Fundraising Committee presents a $60,000 cheque to Executive Director of Autism Speaks Canada.
BDO photo of: Volunteers from our Bedford and Bridgewater offices spent the day painting the Mosaic Church, which acts as a community and resource centre for refugees, immigrants and others in the area.
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BDO Interviews

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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BDO (London, England) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Having sent off my online application, I was told to complete some online tests. These were the standard easy SHL reasoning tests. After this, I was invited to book my first interview. During the interview, I felt very relaxed, the manager seemed very friendly and the culture in the workplace seems very good. Standard questions such as why BDO? Why Audit? And some competencies such as time in a team and a leader.

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BDO Awards & Accolades

  • Meilleur Employeur France 2017, Capital, 2017
  • Most Attractive Employers, Universum, 2016

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