About Us

Our People. Our Purpose.

The measure of our success is in what we achieve together.

At BDO, culture is the first order of business. We succeed when we cultivate a conscious and caring corporate culture that puts people at the center of everything we do.  

In essence, the heart of our business is to help people thrive every day. This mindset powers our growth by supporting the development of our people, the success of our clients, and the betterment of our communities. It means taking an expansive view of what’s possible and committing ourselves to achieving exceptional outcomes. At BDO, our professionals thrive in their work of providing business leaders with insight-driven perspectives and assurance, tax and advisory services, helping companies take business as usual to better than usual. 

We are proud to be an ESOP company, reflecting a culture that puts people first with a focus on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes and value for our people, clients, and communities.


BDO's Purpose and Values

Our core purpose is helping people thrive, every day. Everything we do is rooted in this purpose and supported by five core values that guide how we work with one another and how we serve our clients. Together, our core purpose and our core values form the foundation of our business and have informed our firm’s thinking for over a decade.

People First

We before me. Care. Earn trust and be trusting. Be respectful.

Embrace Change 

Move to improve. Be forward thinking. Lead the way. Grow and help others grow.

Choose Accountability

Do what you say you'll do. Take personal responsibility. Be humble. Mind the bottom line.

Exceptional Every Day, Every Way

Model excellence. Have integrity. Be a true professional. Everyone is a client. 

Empowerment Through Knowledge

Be curious. Listen intently. Be direct. Share what you know.

A Model for Shared Success

In 2023, BDO USA became the first large accounting and advisory organization to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The ESOP reflects a new model, innovative in our profession, to empower our people and serve our clients while also fueling quality, ongoing investment and growth for our future. A qualified retirement plan, the ESOP offers participants a stake in the firm’s success through beneficial ownership and a unique opportunity to enhance their financial well-being.  


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Sustainability and ESG

We believe the future of business is sustainable business and know that using our resources responsibly and caring for the wellbeing of people and planet is imperative -- and the right thing to do. By integrating ESG into our business strategy – and embedding ESG principles into our culture and our everyday operations – we live up to our core purpose of helping people thrive every day. We’re dedicated to doing what it takes to create positive change for future generations – by taking action within our firm and helping our clients navigate their own unique ESG journeys. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our business prospers when everyone who helps build our culture benefits from it.  Each of our professionals brings a range of skills, perspectives and experiences to our interactions with each other, our clients, our communities, and the world at large. Our collective success depends on ensuring equity and inclusion for all. To create and sustain this culture, we believe we must meet people where they are, recognizing that we each individual may need something different to thrive. Through intentional connection, we aim to build a sustainably inclusive organization that benefits all our stakeholders.

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Community Engagement

Stewardship is an essential part of our business. That means we must contribute to the wellbeing of the communities where we live, work and play for our own success to be sustainable. Throughout our history and as we look to the future, we proudly support hundreds of local and national nonprofit, civic and professional organizations that contribute to the success of their respective communities. Our social impact program, BDO Counts, formalizes our vision of shared responsibility through initiatives small and large, and our people embrace this work with a passion we’re proud to stand behind.


In an era of accelerated change, BDO is redefining excellence―transforming our business to help our clients transform theirs. In our view, innovation is more than an investment in technology. It’s a mindset. There is a direct connection between our firm’s culture and our ability to innovate. It works best when individuals and teams feel confident in being open and sharing their ideas – no matter if they succeed or fail. In creating a people-first culture, every individual can bring the best of themselves and their ideas to work every day and help both our people and our clients harness the transformative power of innovation to deliver exceptional results.

Life at BDO 

At BDO, we champion a culture of courageous leadership, where everyone contributes to our collective success. We believe you can have a significant impact on your first day at BDO, as an experienced professional, or as an alumni. We are one BDO team, working toward common goals while helping each individual find ways to meaningfully connect their purpose with our firm’s purpose. We are proud to be a place that supports and encourages people to reach their full potential. We share our ideas and listen to each other’s perspectives, striving to build a better future for everyone.

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Careers at BDO

Join the BDO team

By trade I'm a CPA. I have a master's degree in tax accounting, yet I find myself in audit technology. And that's taken a lot of leadership from the firm to let me find a path through the business that isn't traditional. I have a nontraditional CPA path. 

George Marriott
Assurance Senior Manager, BDOADVANTAGE
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BDO Alumni

Stay connected to the BDO community

I use the skills I developed at BDO every day. It goes without saying, my experience was valuable. But the true value in my BDO experience? The life-long relationships I now have. They are truly priceless.

Brooke Hipp
Brand Programs Director & Boomerang Employee

Flexibility at BDO

As the needs of our people and clients have evolved, so has our flexible workplace strategy. Our approach to flexibility gives our people the power to collaborate with their teams to decide where and how they work based on their firm and client responsibilities. 

Because everyone has unique needs, responsibilities and interests, flexibility at BDO is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Time spent working at a BDO office, client site or in a remote location can vary from week to week, team to team and engagement to engagement. We encourage our people to find the individual arrangements that benefit them, our clients and our colleagues.


Facts and Figures


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Increase from 2022*

*Year-over-year percentages capture changes from 12/31/22 to 12/31/23 and reflect BDO USA’s fiscal year end moving from 4/30 to 12/31.


Total professionals


Offices nationwide

Meet Our Leaders

BDO’s leadership team is dedicated to fostering a world-class culture, recognizing that this is imperative to help our firm achieve every other priority, including how we serve our clients. They help strengthen our culture by fostering trust, encouraging curiosity, and promoting innovation while and holding one another accountable for delivering on our commitments. Our leaders understand there is no limit to what we can achieve - for our people or our clients - when we do it together.

Network and Community

As one of the industry’s largest associations of accounting and professional service firms, BDO Alliance USA has more than 800 independent Alliance firm locations representing nearly every state and offering a comprehensive range of services. Member firms are fully autonomous yet united in how they think, collaborate and serve their clients.

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BDO is part of a global network that spans more than 160 countries and territories, with 97,000+ people working out of more than 1,700 offices. The global network expands our depth and breadth of knowledge across geographies, industries, and areas of impact. Collectively, we are all working toward a common goal - providing our clients with exceptional service, no matter where in the world they do business. 

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Compliance & Ethics

Exceptional client service requires an exceptional commitment to integrity, responsibility, and accountability.  Our core purpose guides us in everything we do and is critical to ensuring our core values remain central to how we work together. These values establish a set of standards embodied by our work, our relationships, and our professionals.