• History

United by a common purpose

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, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Gisborne, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch 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.

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