Values and purpose

A unique combination of relationships, resources and responsiveness. That’s what you get with BDO. 

BDO is one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory organisations. We have clients of all types and sizes, in every sector. But that’s only part of the story. 

Our business is built on relationships. We focus on what’s important to you and adopt a partnership-style approach. We’re responsible and reliable, we keep our promises, and maintain open and frank communication. That’s how we do business.

Once we know what matters to you, we look for innovative ways to help you maximise growth opportunities, improve processes and avoid pitfalls. The result is that we meet – and exceed – your expectations.

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, Blenheim, Christchurch, Wanaka, Cromwell, Queenstown, Alexandra and Invercargill. Learn more about our local offices.

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BDO New Zealand Values

Our values define who we are and what we care about – they reflect how we interact with each other, our clients and our communities. They are our foundations and concepts that we live and breathe every day at BDO.
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People helping people achieve their dreams

At BDO, we’re in the business of helping people. We’re here to collaborate and build strong relationships both with our clients and across the BDO network. 

All our offices at BDO in New Zealand are locally owned. Being backed by BDO means you benefit from working with a leading global professional services firm in 167 countries, while also experiencing a business model that’s locally-focussed, fosters extensive market expertise and is centred on your individual needs. 

We’re 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 across Aotearoa. 

For our clients, it’s about being trusted advisers who will grow with you and your business.  

Why BDO?

At BDO, our three key pillars guide everything that we do: 


Through innovative thinking and the sharing of ideas, we work together with our clients to deliver solutions that create real value and enable them to grow, flourish and transform. 

Explore our latest ideas to help you grow on our insights page.


He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. 

Our business is about people helping people achieve their dreams - whether you’re running a business, heading up a major corporation, or in need of advice just for you. Our people are committed to delivering what you need – we genuinely care about you as a person and want you to succeed. Find your local BDO adviser here. 


Where do you look for advice you can trust? Our people are experts in their field – and our national reach and local presence means we have a genuine understanding of the unique issues and opportunities within your industry and geography.  

It’s so crucial for us to deliver exceptional service, every day, for every client. At BDO, we’re committed to setting the highest standards and doing the mahi to earn your trust. 

At BDO, we also have the humility to recognise that no one has all the answers, all of the time. We can connect you with our key networks and partnerships across the business community, locally and globally. This means we can help solve your issues together with others, understanding that many of the best outcomes are achieved collectively.

Discover where our expertise lies in our services and sectors. 

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Community involvement

Backing the communities we work in, wherever it is needed, is an important part of doing business at BDO. This philosophy is aligned with the values that we maintain as a firm and our desire to make a positive and enduring difference.
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