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At a Glance


“Amazing team of people”

“Schedule flexibility, good work/life balance”

“Learning and growth opportunities”


“Long hours during busy season”

“Pressure—sometimes the demands are overwhelming”


The Buzz

“Strong, prestigious, good reputation”

“Great people”

“Future Big 5 accounting firm”


BDO USA, LLP 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 91,000 people working out of over 1,600 offices in 167 countries. BDO USA has more than 65 offices and approximately 8,063 employees, including 670 partners. In 2020, BDO USA’s revenues were $1.8 billion. BDO provides assurance, tax, advisory, and digital services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies.

The firm's industry expertise includes asset management; financial institutions and specialty finance; government contracting; healthcare; hospitality and leisure; insurance; life sciences; manufacturing and distribution; natural resources; nonprofit and education; private equity; professional services; public sector; real estate and construction; restaurants; retail and consumer products; 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. In 1917, Seidman & Seidman opened a second office in Michigan, where the firm had an early focus on furniture manufacturers. In 1963, Seidman 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 the three European founding members of the organization; hence BDO International.

The U.S. member firm retained the name “Seidman,” inherited from its founder. 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
2021 Employees (All Locations): 8,063

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.
Norfolk, VA
Richmond, VA
Seattle, WA
Spokane, WA
Madison, WI
Milwaukee, WI