BDO USA Named to Seramount’s 100 Best Companies and Best Companies for Dads Lists

September 2022

CHICAGO, September 20, 2022 – Seramount, part of EAB, today named BDO USA, LLP as one of the 2022 100 Best Companies for the 12th consecutive year, in addition to including the firm on its list of 2022 Best Companies for Dads. BDO joins a group of honorees in both categories that continue to set the standard with a focus on inclusive benefits for families, including flexibility options and increased mental health benefits.

“Working parents continue to adapt to our ever-changing world and the demands it presents,” said BDO Chief People Officer Cathy Moy. “At BDO, we strive to make business more human; it is imperative that we provide our people with the support and resources necessary to thrive in their personal and professional lives. We are proud to be once again recognized by Seramount. This honor reminds us of the importance of consistency and agility in our offerings to professionals so that we are able to maintain an inclusive culture where all are supported.” 

BDO is also pleased to present the firm’s 2022 Working Parents of the Year: Advisory Managing Director Nidhi Rao and Business Advisory Services Director Mike Tebesceff. In the past year, Rao and Tebesceff have exemplified BDO’s core values by embracing change and finding work+life fit while demonstrating exceptional leadership in their roles.

“The technology and flexibility offered by BDO have allowed me to manage my priorities effectively throughout my career,” said Rao. “I’m now a managing director, part of an incredible team, and absolutely love what I do. My hope is that my values and work ethic shine through to my daughters.”

“When my son was born, I was able to take advantage of BDO’s generous parental leave, as well as my saved vacation time,” said Tebesceff. “Those weeks at home were critical to helping my wife recover while providing the opportunity for us both to bond with our children. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
 
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 overall culture of the firm.
 
“We are seeing our 100 Best Companies add even more to their robust benefit offerings that go beyond traditional parental leave,” says Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “Now, they’ve upped their game by providing other support like covering fertility expenses, bereavement leave for miscarriages and increased mental health benefits. These companies continue to set the bar high when it comes to building family-friendly, inclusive workplaces.”
 

 

About the Methodology

100 Best Companies

The 2022 Seramount 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 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 2021 data.
 

Top Companies for Dads

The 2022 Seramount Best Companies for Dads application includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, benefits, childcare, employee resource groups for men and working parents, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs for fathers. This year we added specific questions about bereavement leave after miscarriage and everyday childcare. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2021 data.
 

About BDO USA

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, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, 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: www.bdo.com.
 

About Seramount

Seramount, part of EAB, is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. For over four decades, we have partnered with 450 of the most iconic companies in the world. This has allowed us to build a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount provides best practices research, leadership skill-building, expert advisory and custom research, and implementation tools to DEI leaders within the organizations it serves. We meet each partner’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guide them along the ever-changing talent landscape. Learn more at seramount.com.

Press Contact:
BDO USA: McKenna Gramoll, 262-527-7829, [email protected]
Seramount: Stefanie McNamara, [email protected]