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330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 856-9100



BDO USA, P.C. is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services for a diverse range of clients. BDO is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where an individual feels like there are no limits to what they can achieve by being their authentic self.

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10,001+ Employees


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Vault Accounting 25


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Employment Contact

Sarah Turcotte, People & Culture Recruiting Senior Manager,...

Vault Verdict

BDO USA is ideally looking for ambitious, motivated candidates with strong communication skills and an eagerness to learn. The firm runs a valuable internship program for students, exposing interns to real tax preparation experience and extensive learning opportunities. BDO also provides its full-time staff with many learning opportunities, including an excellent mentoring program, clear promotion paths, the ability to advance quickly, and the ability to forge their own career path.

While busy season means long hours, BDO provides many workplace initiatives and benefits to ensure its staff maintain a healthy work/life balance. The firm has a supportive culture, it provides flex time and remote work options, PTO is generous, and senior staff and principals are res...

About the Company

BDO USA, P.C. is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world’s largest accounting and advisory organizations serving the middle market, with more than 115,600 people working out of more than 1,770 offices across 166 countries and territories. BDO USA is the sixth-largest accounting firm in the U.S., measured by annual revenues. It has more than 75 offices and 12,000 employees, including 842 principals. In 2023, BDO USA booked revenues of $2.89 billion; it also established an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan), the largest of its kind in the accounting industry. BDO’s ESOP provides participating professionals a beneficial ownership stake in the firm.

BDO USA provides assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. The firm's industry expertise inc...

Employee Reviews

  • “The best aspect of the overall quality of life is the culture of my firm. It is one I have personally seen persist throughout the pandemic and the mandatory office closures that followed. Even today, in an age of hybrid working schedules, the importance of maintaining the firm’s culture and sense of community is clearly seen in the actions of upper management.”

  • “The best aspect is having flex time. If I have a doctor’s appointment or even if I want to go to a concert, I can leave work early knowing that my firm is okay with it as long as I make up the hours another day. The worst part is tax season requires strenuous hours.”

  • “In public accounting, there is only so much you can do with quality of life. That’s the reality. However, even though I work for a large, national firm, the firm is committed to formalizing flex for individuals who need it, using day-to-day flex for others, and ensuring that everyone is using their vacation time, which, by the way, is very generous. As an added benefit, we are also closed between Christmas and New Year’s, so no one has to use their PTO for that, it is simply given. During busy season, our firm does demand more time from our workforce. However, I do not believe that it is unreasonable, especially given the size of the firm. I think the required billable hours are more than fair and can comfortably be worked during Monday through Friday if an employee wishes to have their weekends off for personal reasons. My own managing principal and leadership work very hard to ensure that work is evenly spread among engagement teams and that no one person is taking on more than another at their same level. Quality of life and flexibility is a priority at my firm. They walk the talk!”

  • “The principals and management are supportive of me prioritizing my family’s schedule, and I am home for dinner on time every night. They also empower me to contribute to my community through company-sponsored service events. I also feel encouraged to disconnect fully from work when I am on PTO.”

Why Work Here

BDO’s core purpose is our core promise: “Helping people thrive, every day.” This mindset powers our growth by supporting the development of our people, the success of our clients and the betterment of our communities.

BDO creates an environment that nurtures and develops its talent, offering meaningful experiences where you can thrive personally and professionally. Throughout your career with BDO, you can expect access to comprehensive training, dedicated mentorship and coaching, exposure to a diverse range of industries, opportunities to explore various career paths, global connectivity, and the ability to develop essential leadership skills.

Getting Hired Here

  • “Excellent HR team that is highly enthusiastic for recruiting talented individuals at all levels. The ideal candidate is motivated to succeed, eager to learn, and a great communicator.”

  • “The interview process (at staff level) starts with the recruiter’s review of the potential candidate, and if they determine the candidate’s initial qualification, most candidates are then interviewed by two people, one at the staff level and one at manager or above. This method allows the candidate to learn about the firm from different levels and allows the firm to evaluate the candidate from different perspectives. After this interview, the interviewers connect with the recruiter and collectively decide if the candidate is qualified for the position. Typically, for new staff, the firm looks for people who are willing and able to learn and are enthusiastic about contributing to the firm. We expect a basic knowledge in accounting and software usage (much more so if applying at a higher level) and prioritize candidates with good communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility for their work, and the diligence and critical thinking ability to improve with training. At the end of the day, the firm is seeking people who can provide good quality work with guidance and can work well with others.”

  • “Interview process was pretty informal. I received immediate feedback. The firm is seeking individuals who are willing to work hard and to learn. Work ethic and the willingness to learn is a must. Individuals will have accounting degrees, which gives them a foundation. But they must be able to build on that foundation.”

  • “The overall recruitment process effectively identifies individuals who can make valuable contributions to the company’s objectives. The preferred candidate should demonstrate a genuine interest in upholding the company’s values and ideally embody them in their daily life. Ideal individuals are ambitious, motivated, and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and share knowledge.”

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