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.
BDO delivers assurance, tax, and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe. We offer numerous industry-specific practices, world-class resources, and an unparalleled commitment to meeting our clients’ needs. We currently serve more than 400 publicly traded domestic and international clients.
- Unparalleled partner-involvement
- Deep industry knowledge and participation
- Geographic coverage across the U.S.
- Cohesive global network
- Focused capabilities across disciplines
330 North Wabash
Chicago, IL 60601
Employer Type: Private
CEO: Wayne Berson
2017 Employees (All Locations): 5,500
Los Angeles, CA
Costa Mesa, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Palm Beach, FL
Grand Rapids, MI
Saint Louis, MO
New York, NY
Audit & Assurance