BDO New Zealand

At BDO, we believe that our business is about helping people. We’re here to collaborate and build strong relationships, with our clients and across BDO.

Our people are committed to helping you achieve your business and personal goals. In doing this, we’ve created a culture of responsiveness and respect that applies across all of our relationships. For our people, it’s a culture that works in and out of the office: working together and giving back to our communities.

For our clients, it’s about being trusted advisers who will grow with you and your business. What does BDO stand for? Learn more about our history and values below.


In 1963 alliances were created with like-minded firms in the US, UK Canada, Germany and the Netherlands with an unfailing commitment to exceptional client service. In 1973, the British, German and Dutch member firms adopted a common name whose acronym has endured for the entire global network.

BDO stands for Binder Dijker Otte.

By the 1980s, the global network had been established – and the firm was renamed BDO Seidman. The firm quickly expanded both its services and geographic reach.

BDO was first established in New Zealand in 1979. Today, we are one of New Zealand’s largest network of independently-owned accounting practices, with offices in Kerikeri, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka, Queenstown and Invercargill. 

Today, BDO’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on, and the firm continues its history of growth as it expands across the country. Yet, no matter how large we become, we will continue to remain united under a common purpose: backing success, every day.

New Zealand locations

First established in New Zealand in 1979, we now have 20 offices across New Zealand. Learn more about our locations and find an office near you.

Facts and figures

BDO in New Zealand extends across 20 offices, with over 1000 people and they are all working towards providing our clients with exceptional service and developing richer client relationships.

View our global credentials

Leadership team

Meet our leaders around the network, including service and industry leaders, board members and managing partners. 

BDO Wellbeing & Business Performance Index

At BDO, as advisers to over 16,000 businesses across Aotearoa, we are in a unique position to see the impacts of a wide range of factors on New Zealand business leaders and their businesses.  Learn about our unique biannual study exploring the relationship between wellbeing and business performance in the New Zealand business sector.