BDO USA LLP at a Glance


  • “Great culture and good, upbeat people”
  • “Work schedule flexibility”
  • “Opportunity for advancement”


  • “Long hours”
  • “Constant pressure and stress”
  • “Unclear path to partner”

The Buzz

  • “Best of the mid tier”
  • “National firm but not the Big 4”
  • “Long hours and high stress”
  • “Great reputation, cutting edge of cloud accounting”


BDO USA, LLP is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's largest accounting and consulting networks, with some 1,400 offices in 158 countries. BDO USA has more than 60 offices and 5,500 employees and partners, and offers a complete range of services, including assurance, tax, transaction advisory, investment banking and corporate real estate. In 2016, BDO USA's revenues were $1.3 billion. 

The firm's industry expertise includes consumer business financial services; gaming, hospitality and leisure; government contracting; healthcare; manufacturing and distribution; natural resources; nonprofit and education; private equity; public sector; real estate and construction; restaurants; and technology and life sciences. 

BDO's roots go back to 1910 when 22-year-old immigrant Maximilian Seidman, who grew up in a tenement on Manhattan's Lower East Side, opened a one-room office on New York City's Park Row. At the time, Seidman was one of just 2,200 CPAs in the country. As federal tax laws were established and expanded, creating demand for individual and business tax planning, Seidman's business took off. In 1917, Seidman & Seidman opened a second office in Michigan, where the firm did brisk business with the local furniture industry. 

By the 1960s, the Seidman name had spread across America and, in 1963, it became international in scope, joining firms from Germany, Canada, the Netherlands and the U.K. to form an organization called Binder Seidman International Group. This name was changed to Binder Dijker Otte (BDO) in 1973, in honor of three European founding members of the organization; hence BDO International. The U.S. member firm retained the name "Seidman," which it inherited from its founder. The Seidman family was in charge of BDO Seidman until the mid-1970s, when managing partner William Seidman stepped down to work in Gerald Ford's administration. He went on to a career at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation under President George H.W. Bush. In 2010, BDO Seidman joined BDO member firms around the world in adopting BDO as its brand name, dropping the Seidman. It also changed its statutory name to BDO USA, LLP.

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330 North Wabash Avenue
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 856-9100
Fax: (312) 856-1379


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • CEO: Wayne Berson
  • 2017 Employees: 5,500

Major Office Locations

  • Anchorage, AK
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Stamford, CT
  • Wilmington, DE
  • Washington, DC
  • Coral Gables, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Winter Haven, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Rosemont, IL
  • Boston, MA
  • Gardner, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Marlton, NJ
  • Woodbridge, NJ
  • Long Island, NY
  • New York, NY
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Akron, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Greater Washington D.C., VA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Madison, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
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