What do we do?


When you’re choosing a Firm, you also need to choose a service line.  BDO specialises in a range of different service lines, the main ones being Business Advisory Services, Audit and Tax.  Other service lines include Corporate Finance, Information Systems, Business Recovery and Insolvency, Forensic Services, Risk Advisory Services, Anti-Money Laundering, Maori Business, Argi Business and HR Services.


In Advisory, we work alongside businesses to help support and manage their financial affairs.  We look after the basics such as tax compliance, day to day accounting requirements, payroll and preparing financial statements, right through to the more complex stuff such as growth strategies, tax planning and asset protection.

We take our time to get to know our clients really well, comparing where they are now with where they want to be, and taking a good look at how they are currently doing things so we can offer real value.  One of the best bits about working for BDO is that you work with these clients from day one.  This means you get to see and hear first-hand how the work we do helps our clients.

To excel in BAS you need to not only understand financial concepts, but also be a great communicator, be able to work with and without guidance and as part of our team.

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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.  We pride ourselves on providing an excellent Audit service and have one of the biggest Audit teams in the country.

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.

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If you are creative and enjoy problem solving, then Tax is for you.  You will be responsible for an array of matters, from assisting individuals and liaising with Inland Revenue, to complex cross-border transactional work.  Our tax practitioners undertake a variety of work on a daily basis where no one day is the same.

As a graduate in our tax team, you will hit the ground running from your first day where you will be expected to make valuable contributions to the work our team undertakes.  In addition to compliance work, a small glimpse of the work undertaken by recent graduates includes preparation of transfer pricing reports, involvement with mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence reviews, and preparation of various tax opinions and tax structuring advice.  We add value to our clients’ businesses, while helping them achieve their short-term goals and long-term vision.

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Each team understands the importance of developing your career, and is committed to your training and development.  As a graduate you will be supported by a friendly and approachable team, and be mentored by an experienced member of the team to aid you in every step of your professional development.