Will working at BDO benefit and support my career goals?
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. Through the appraisal system you will constantly be in touch with your mentor (Senior Staff, Partners/Associates) who will be there to help you where needed and talk to the right people about your job preferences. While BDO will support you on your CA path and provide the resources and help for every module, you'll also complete the modules with other graduates and not go through the process alone. You will have great exposure to a whole range of clients and industries (from individuals to mid-size corporates), providing a great overall baseline to start out your career.
What is a service line?
BDO has three service lines that we recruit graduate roles for - Audit, Tax and Advisory.
How many service lines can I apply for? Can I apply for BAS & Tax? (or vice versa, audit etc.)
We request that you research each service line as much as you can and apply for the service line that best suits you. There is the option to have a first choice and a second; the first choice is what we look at initially and allocate you to.
How will BDO help me to develop my career?
BDO provides initial training when you are on-boarded. You are then provided with continuous online and regular in person training. In addition, BDO will support you through your Chartered Accountancy journey.
How will a graduate role at BDO benefit me?
A BDO career takes many shapes and forms. Whether you are looking to gain your CA qualification and head overseas to gain some global experience, have goals and aspirations to become a Partner, or are looking to go into a commercial role, a career with BDO will equip you with transferable skills through our various learning and development pathways.
Where are the graduate roles based?
Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch mainly however from time to time the smaller regions will also have graduate roles. If you are looking for a graduate role outside of these areas, advise this in your application.
Will I get to work directly with clients as a grad?
With most audits taking place on-site at the client's premises, all of the audit team get to interact and get to know the client's accountancy team, other members of staff and CEO/CFO depending on the size of the company. This is what is great about BDO as a team is usually around 4 members so all team members get to work directly with the client.
The longer you spend at the firm the more interaction you have with clients. In your first year you might have a couple of meetings with clients and contacted many directly over the phone/email.
Who are the sorts of clients I might work with?
"We work with big brands from a range of industries and talk to our people to find out their client preferences. Our client's industries extend across manufacturing, IT/Software, Property, Finance, Not for profit, Hospitality, Healthcare, Tourism, Sports, Food & Beverage/FMCG and FMC's which offers a lot of exposure."
"Hard to put a limit on it. Could be from individuals like yourself to mid-size corporates generating hundreds of millions and anything inbetween."
What’s the office like?
Our offices reflect a modern way of working.
As an Audit graduate you will work onsite at our client's offices in conjunction with your time at our BDO office.
Auckland CBD Office
"Same building as NZME so always something going on. Great location and facilities. Open plan."