Aspire to be a BDO Graduate
Graduate Applications for 2021 are opening March 2020
BDO is a world-class professional financial services firm that is uniquely positioned amongst its competitors to offer a culture so rich in professional opportunity, personal fulfilment and long-term growth that it is like no other.
We understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people.
At its core, our business is not about numbers, but about people working with, for and in service of others. In short, because relationships matter and we’re more than just a numbers machine!
Thrive in a collaborative culture that drives a focus on excellence
We are characterised by a relaxed and familiar atmosphere, not common in our industry. Our culture promotes a collaborative workplace – amongst colleagues and clients alike.
Our culture differentiates us from our competitors and is integral to a high-performance ethos. You’ll experience an open-door culture where you are encouraged to ask questions, learn, develop and where your contribution is valued.
You’ll get more access to partners and early client involvement
We are more than an accounting machine, and our industry is just as much a relationship industry. So, with us, you don't have to wait an unnecessary amount of time before we encourage you to start cultivating client relationships. As a new team member, you’ll be involved early on in the client process and be given the opportunity to work closely with clients to add real value.
You’ll receive help and support from your Partners and team every step of the way. Through a collaborative working environment, you are also encouraged to develop strong networks and learn from others experience
We recognise that your career with us is just one aspect of your life
We know you want to succeed and life at BDO is about more than just work. Balance is critical. To make sure you continue to enjoy what you love doing while launching into your career, we offer a number of initiatives to support you. From flexible working hours to health programmes, to fruit boxes (don't forget the biscuits), group fitness classes, sporting events and health checks, we help you to maintain a work life balance.
There are numerous opportunities to get out of the office and socialise, play sport, volunteer in the community and grow friendships with colleagues.
In addition to your competitive starting salary we provide numerous benefits
- Paid study leave
- Payment of approved professional qualifications
- External study support programs
- Payment of professional membership fees
- Volunteer Day *dependent on office location
- Birthday Leave
- Clothing allowance *dependent on office location
- International secondment opportunities
- Annual flu vaccination
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Community events
Your career aspirations are important to us and we’re committed to providing and supporting these throughout your career
We back your potential. When you start with us, you are assigned a buddy to support and mentor you while you settle into your new role. You'll participate in a variety of training programs to ensure that you are learning and developing and are able to effectively manage the transition into professional life.
Did you know that we are New Zealand’s 3rd largest CA employer?
Not just as a grad, but throughout your career with us, you'll participate in programmes designed to enhance your technical expertise as well as build your consulting, leadership and management skills.
Learn more about Learning and Development at BDO
Spread your wings globally
We are inextricably connected throughout the world. 167 countries, 88,000+ people, 1,617 offices connected by a common cause; to provide clients with exceptional service.
If you’re keen on expanding your skills and expertise on the international stage, we have theatres for you to perform.
Transferring and sharing knowledge, skills, experience and understanding are an essential element in the development of our employees. Many people have taken the opportunity to work in our international offices through short term secondments and permanent moves.
Backing the communities we work in, wherever it is needed, is an important part of doing business at BDO.
Many offices around New Zealand give their staff an additional day of paid leave to contribute to a local community cause that's important to them.
You’ll also find offices sponsoring many local initiatives and community activities. Things like sports clubs, tournaments and events, natural heritage preservation, historical restorations, Not-for-Profit organisations, arts festivals, exhibitions and awards, theatrical societies and schools
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These are just a few things we are doing to make a positive and enduring difference.
Who are we?
We have a strong local presence, together with a global reach and global opportunities.
In New Zealand
BDO in New Zealand is one of the largest and fastest growing accounting and advisory networks in New Zealand. We are also New Zealand’s 3rd largest CA employer
You will find our offices in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Invercargill, KeriKeri, Rotorua, Taranaki andTauranga .
Our client base is diverse, covering a wide range of industries from Agriculture to Natural Resources, Charitable NFPs to Maori Business and much, much more. We pride ourselves on building strong client relationships that give our employees the opportunity to really get to know the businesses they work alongside. See what some of our clients say about working with BDO
Global: One organisation – globally connected
BDO is inextricably connected throughout the world. 167 countries, 88,000+ people, 1,617 offices connected by a common cause; to provide clients with exceptional service.
BDO is the 5th largest full service Audit, Tax and Advisory firm in the world. This is great if you’re keen on international opportunities. A lot of our people have taken the opportunity to work for BDO overseas and returned with great work and life experiences to share with us.
BDO specialises in a range of service lines that add value to our clients, not least of which include Audit, Tax and Advisory Services. Other services include Corporate Finance, Information Systems, Business Recovery and Insolvency, Forensic Services, Risk Advisory Services, Anti-Money Laundering, Maori Business, Argi Business and HR Services. People often move into these areas after working in one of our three main service lines.
BDO Advisers of the Future
As advisers of the future, BDO is at the forefront of technologies and innovations which you will be exposed to as a graduate. You will gain valuable experience using many of the latest software’s and platforms such as Xero to help our clients achieve their goals.
We were recently recognised as Xero National Partner of the Year.
This award is really significant as BDO and Xero share the same dream: to help New Zealand businesses thrive. Our partnership with Xero has helped to realise that dream for so many of our clients and the fact that we are the largest user of Xero worldwide is testament to the enduring strength of this partnership
The Xero awards criteria put a real emphasis on tangible innovation, specifically how BDO had demonstrated that innovation in delivering value-added client services in response to industry changes.
New Zealand business owners often wear multiple hats so BDO’s innovations focus on enabling them to do their day jobs faster and more efficiently. This has included developing gamified business learning via the Tycoon series, a Xero-linked Global Portal that provides ease of interaction and access to information for clients, and the acquisition of AltShift, a company focused on providing cloud-based solutions tailored to our clients’ businesses.