Since our founding in 1963, the BDO story has been one of continuous response to our clients’ and our people’s ever-changing needs. Our history is relevant today because our clients value the continuity and stability of a network that has developed so successfully over more than fifty turbulent years. Equally, our partners and staff know that they are working for a well-established organisation that is built upon clear values and a successful past.

The initial international organisation was known as the Binder Seidman International Group, formed by respected firms that were already well established in Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA, and wished to share and expand their knowledge in order to better serve their clients. In 1973 the network adopted the name BDO, made up from the initials of the three founding European member firms: Binder (UK), Dijker (Netherlands) and Otte (Germany).

We’re proud that in the subsequent 50+ years, BDO has grown into a US$7 billion+ business, operating in over 150 countries. We have achieved this by adapting to the changes brought about by external forces such as regulation and globalisation, as well as the changing needs and expectations of our clients.

But for BDO, it does not stop there. We live and operate in a challenging environment characterised by an unpredictable global economy, ongoing political upheavals and the ever-present threat of terrorism. In common with all businesses, we must take strategic decisions to ensure that we can continue to attract global clients, enter new markets, improve performance and manage risk. We have invested in global infrastructure, technology and we are ready: this is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Above all, we will continue to deliver the exceptional client service for which we are known, because this is what differentiates us in our market. Technical excellence is a given, but our exceptional client service programme is embedded in our strategy and undertaken on a truly global level.

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BDO was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Zaventem, BE
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Jobs ahoy: UK firms' hiring intentions are at a record high

Signs of positivity are emerging in the UK economy, according to new data which today revealed domestic firms are more keen to hire than at any point on record. The Employment Index compiled by accountancy firm BDO has risen to new heights in April, driven by businesses’ investment in people over…

Keeping Employees Moving

Recent research shows that organizations need to align their relocation incentives with employee desires to fill key skills gaps. By Donna Chamberlain Globalization has integrated industries and markets internationally, and demand for skilled employees in both developing economies and the traditiona…

City Moves for 15 January 2018 - who's switching jobs?

Today's City Moves cover sustainable investing, legal eagles and forensic services. Take a look at these movers and shakers: Fidelity Fidelity International has today appointed Michael Gibb to the newly created role of head of stewardship and sustainable investing. Michael will oversee Fidelit…

Business fraud in the UK hits 15-year high

Fraud in the UK hit its highest level in 15 years in 2017, according to a new analysis, with financial services frauds quadrupling year-on-year. The total value of large reported frauds reached £2.11bn during the last year, according to accountants BDO. The research found a total of 577 cases …

British Retailers' December Sales Fall for Fifth Year Running

A survey by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO showed a 2.3 percent fall in like-for-like high street sales in December, adding to evidence consumers are tightening their belts.

UK Retailers Suffers Worst October in a Decade says Report

Business advisory firm BDO said its monthly High Street Sales Tracker found fashion sales slumped 8 percent, as UK consumer spending power is being squeezed by inflation and wage growth falters.
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