• Core Purpose and Core Values

    The values that define who we are, what we stand for, and why we do what we do.

Why do we do what we do?

Core Purpose

BDO’s Core Purpose is helping people thrive, every day. It is, fundamentally, why we exist as a firm, and it applies as much to our clients as it does to our employees.

Core Values

BDO’s Core Values define how we work together in order to serve this purpose. Together they establish a set of standards embodied by our work, our relationships, and our professionals. They allow us to be genuine and fair in our judgments, to build deeper relationships with our clients, and to maintain an inclusive, flexible work environment. They are what we stand for as a firm, and they guide us daily as we navigate the many issues and opportunities of the accounting profession. 
People First. BDO strives to maintain an inclusive working environment where teamwork and relationships matter.


Exceptional: Every Day, Every Way. We deliver the industry’s highest standards of service – and integrity, too. We believe that client relationships are based not only on technical excellence and analytic insight, but on respect, trust, and transparency.


Embrace Change. In a complex and dynamic world, clients expect their advisors to be forward-thinking and insightful about their business. At BDO, we are always learning and growing – as people and as professionals.


Empowerment Through Knowledge. Exceptional client service requires exceptional depth of knowledge. It also means sharing that knowledge with our clients and with each other.

Choose Accountability. BDO professionals take personal responsibility for their work. No matter what, we deliver on promises and obligations to our clients and co-workers alike.