BDO USA Honored With Work-Life Seal of Distinction For 2014

February 2014

Jerry Walsh
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Chicago, IL BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been recognized with the Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2014 by WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP). The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in work-life effectiveness. BDO is one of 66 organizations from a wide array of industries to earn the seal this year. A.T. Kearney, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, Northrop Grumman, Prudential Financial and Texas Instruments were among the other businesses honored. For a complete list of this year's honorees, please visit The winners will be honored March 20 at the Work-Life Awards Luncheon at the AWLP Work-Life Forum in Baltimore.

"As one of the country's leading professional services firms, BDO USA is only as strong as its people. We are committed to recruiting the best professionals we can find and retaining them by providing a workplace environment that allows them to succeed professionally and personally," said Marcee Harris Schwartz, National Director of Diversity & Inclusion at BDO USA. "This recognition from the AWLP and other honors the firm has received is evidence that our firm is achieving that commitment."

The AWLP Seal of Distinction assesses the seven categories of work-life effectiveness that comprise a best-in-class work-life portfolio in today's workplace:

  • Caring for dependents
  • Health and wellness
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Financial support for economic security
  • Paid and unpaid time off
  • Community involvement
  • Transforming organizational culture.

In addition to this recognition from the AWLP, BDO USA has been named a Best Company by Working Mother magazine for three consecutive years and has received the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for five consecutive years. The firm has also been featured in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan,, as a leading innovator of how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices.

About WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress®

WorldatWork's Alliance for Work-Life Progress advances work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. This alliance defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue and elevates work-life thought leadership. Each year, the alliance leads a national awareness initiative celebrating October as National Work & Family Month. Recognizing that work-life encompasses a wide array of programs, the WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals established the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP® designation in 2007.


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through 52 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,264 offices in 144 countries.

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