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At a Glance


“Excellent people, culture, and clients”

“Flexible work schedules”

“Professional growth opportunities and dedication to your development”


“Tons of hours during busy season”

“Stressful environment with tight windows to meet client deadlines with inadequate resources”

“Administrative duties—constant stream of firm emails re: firm procedures”

The Buzz

“Leader of the midsize firms”

“Top 8 firm”

“Thorough auditing skills”

“Strong, large, smart”


BDO USA, LLP is the U.S. member firm of BDO International Ltd., one of the world's largest accounting and consulting networks, with nearly 1,600 offices in 162 countries. BDO USA has more than 60 offices and approximately 6,600 employees including 576 partners. It offers a complete range of services, including assurance, tax, transaction advisory, investment banking and corporate real estate. In 2018, BDO USA’s revenues were $1.47 billion.

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

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 nationwide 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,” 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 worldwide in adopting BDO as its brand name, dropping Seidman. It also changed its statutory name to BDO USA, LLP.   

Why Work Here

At BDO, we believe that exceptional client service begins and ends with exceptional regard for our people. And so we don’t just hire individuals with exceptional skills and talent. We provide them with the environment and mentorship they need to develop and grow as professionals – from day-to-day flexibility to the opportunity to make significant contributions at all levels of employment.


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

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Private Partnership
CEO: Wayne Berson
2019 Employees (All Locations): 6,592

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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