Be your best at BDO

Graduate opportunities

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.

Our mid-year graduate applications are now open, with a limited number of spaces in Auckland, Tauranga, Manawatu, Wellington, Marlborough-Tasman, Christchurch Southern Lakes & Central Otago & Invercargill.

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Learn about life working in our 20 New Zealand locations and at BDO nationally.

Intern opportunities

Here at BDO, we have been reimagining our Intern Programme.

We want to provide our future leaders with a blended learning experience to expedite development and a launchpad for career growth and life-long relationships. With an internship at BDO, you will enjoy a taste of each of the service sectors as you rotate between the different service lines.

Our Internship Programme is currently available at BDO Auckland,  BDO Christchurch, and BDO Southern Lakes & Central Otago. The programme runs from November – February. Applications re-open March 2024.


BDO Sir Henare Ngata Scholarship for Māori accounting students

In honour of Sir Henare Ngata, 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. Applications are open and you can learn more about this scholarship for Māori accounting students here.



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Why BDO?

We like to think that our culture is what sets us apart and makes us such a desirable place to work. In the office you’ll experience an open-door culture where you are encouraged to ask questions and your contribution is valued.

From your first day, you’ll be involved in a variety of real client work and will receive help and support from your Partners and team every step of the way. BDO promotes a collaborative working environment that allows you to develop strong networks with your colleagues and learn from other’s experience.

But life at BDO is about more than just work. There are plenty of opportunities to get out of the office and socialise, play sport, volunteer in the community and get to know your colleagues a bit better.

Friday night celebrations, social sports teams, fun runs, and team events are all a part of working at BDO. Each team has its own particular vibe and we all come together on a regular basis for full firm events. Learn more about life at BDO New Zealand.

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