BDO USA Named to Seramount’s 100 Best Companies List

BDO USA Named to Seramount’s 100 Best Companies List

CHICAGO, OCTOBER 10, 2023 – BDO USA, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, was today named by Seramount as one of the 2023 100 Best Companies for working parents for the 13th consecutive year. The firm joins a group of honorees that continue to set the standard of excellence in workplace culture by providing robust benefits for families, including access to flexible work options and mental health resources.

Because working parents face demands that regularly intersect with professional responsibilities and aspirations, it’s important that we remain agile in identifying and providing benefits that best support them. Leading the way with this mindset, we took our people-first culture to the next level by establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan this year. The ESOP will allow our people and their families to benefit from the firm’s success through a retirement plan that builds on the benefits BDO already provides, including a matching 401(k) program. We are proud to be once again recognized by Seramount and will continue to invest in a flexible, supportive and leading company culture.

Cathy Moy
Chief People Officer at BDO USA

Aligned with the 100 Best Companies recognition, BDO is also pleased to present the firm’s 2023 Working Parents of the Year: Tax Principal Ani del Cerro-Fals and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Senior Manager Peter Lee. In the past year, both have exemplified BDO’s core purpose of helping people thrive every day.

“The firm is proactive in encouraging work+life fit and recognizes how important it is to everyone, especially parents,” said del Cerro-Fals. “I believe you can be fully invested in your children’s lives and excel in your career.”

“Flexibility and trust are key aspects of BDO’s culture that enable me to be a capable working parent,” said Lee. “I have been fortunate to have colleagues — both peers and managers — who are supportive and available. Having such a strong support structure gives me confidence when planning how and when I work.”

BDO has been committed to a flexible workplace for more than a decade, allowing professionals the opportunity to reimagine how day-to-day work is accomplished by prioritizing outcomes of their work versus where, when or how the work is done. Flexibility – alongside other important parental benefits ranging from infertility coverage to gender-neutral leave guidelines – creates an environment conducive for working parents that, in turn, strengthens the firm culture overall.

“Our 100 Best Companies are going the extra mile to create inclusive work environments for their parents and caregivers,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “In addition to gender-neutral parental leave, organizations are upping their benefit offerings to cover necessities like childcare and sick-child care. Not only that, they recognize that this generation of workers will likely have to care for a sick family member at some point and are providing the support to do so. We are proud to honor these forward-thinking companies.”


The 2023 Seramount 100 Best Companies application includes more than 300 questions related to leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. The names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2022 data.


At BDO, our purpose is helping people thrive, every day. Together, we are focused on delivering exceptional and sustainable outcomes for our people, our clients and our communities. Across the U.S., and in over 160 countries through our global organization, BDO professionals provide assurance, tax and advisory services for a diverse range of clients.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. BDO USA, P.C., a Virginia professional corporation, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. For more information, please visit:

About Seramount

Seramount is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to supporting high-performing, inclusive workplaces. Over four decades, we've established a strong, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount partners with over 450 of the world’s most influential companies, large and small, to offer pragmatic solutions including best practice DEI research, workplace assessment, employee learning and development, and talent sourcing. These offerings empower companies to navigate a dynamic corporate environment and to cultivate a resilient, connected workforce that achieves extraordinary outcomes.