BDO is a world-leading professional services firm – but we’re also a family. We understand that providing our clients with exceptional services across business advisory, audit and tax begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. At BDO, we offer a unique and supportive culture that puts people first – whether that’s professional development, personal fulfilment or work-life balance that ensures you get access to Partners and clients as soon as you enter our doors.
We know you want to grow your career, so we offer a tailored learning and development programme that enables you to thrive as an individual right from the start. Whatever you’re passionate about, we’re here to help you pursue it, and we support a broad range of social and environmental community initiatives across our 20 NZ offices for you to get involved in. We also know your team is important – and strive to create a fun, relaxed and inclusive working environment that offers ample opportunities for socialising so that you can enjoy coming to work every day – because at BDO, we want you to be your best, whatever that may look like.
In honour of Sir Henare Ngata, who was the first Māori chartered accountant, we're providing national scholarships to three talented Māori students in their pursuit to become accountants, while in their final or penultimate year of study. Find out more information and how to apply.
We provide access to a huge range of opportunities – from growing relationships with clients right from the start, to benefitting from a structure that enables you to learn from Partners from day one. Learn more about the benefits of joining our BDO whānau and our locations across the country
We want to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible so we've provided some hints and tips to help you on your journey. We appreciate the time and effort that goes into your application – it’s a big decision for you and us.
If you believe that business is about more than the balance sheet and profit and loss statement, then this could be the team for you. Our audit specialists and technical experts focus on the bigger picture.
BDO has one of New Zealand’s largest dedicated audit teams and access to a network of experts around the world in over 100 countries
To be great at Audit you need to have an eye for detail as well as being very thorough. Audit is like CSI for accountants. At BDO you’ll undertake audits for a wide range of clients from smaller and mid-market sized firms through to corporate and listed companies. As auditors, we look to see if the clients’ statement about their financial position are true, fair and accurate. We work closely with their finance team and other key people to get to know their business well and understand the risks they face. We then identify any weaknesses in their financial statements, business systems or culture, and advise them on suitable solutions.
If you choose Audit at BDO you’ll spend a lot of time at our clients’ premises, which is a great way to absorb the atmosphere of the business and get a sense of its culture, how the people like to work and what motivates them to perform. These are great things to learn about business as a new grad.
Read our blog from Antonio Bateson, a 2022 BDO grad, about his experiences in his first year working in Audit at BDO Wellington here.
Interested in being your best as a BDO graduate or intern? Come along to one our events across the country and stop by for a chat, we'd love to meet you.
Tuesday, 5th March
Business & Law Expo
Wednesday, 6th March
Accountancy & Finance Expo
Thursday, 7th March
Victoria University of Wellington
Commerce and Law
Tuesday, 12th March
The University of Auckland
Business & Law
Tuesday, 19th March
University of Canterbury
Business, Law & Arts
Wednesday, 20th March
The University of Otago
Business & Law Careers Expo