BDO is a world-leading professional services firm – but we’re also a family. We understand that exceptional service to our clients begins – and ends – with exceptional regard for our people. 

We offer a unique and supportive culture that puts people first – whether that’s professional development, personal fulfilment, work-life balance or a flatter structure that ensures you get access to Partners and clients as soon as you enter our doors.

We know you want to grow, and we offer a tailored learning and development programme that enables you to thrive as an individual. We also know your team is important – and strive to create a fun, relaxed and inclusive working environment that offers ample opportunities for socialising so that you can enjoy coming to work every day.

BDO Grow Your Future

thrive in our culture

We are characterised by a relaxed and familiar atmosphere, not common in our industry.

Our culture differentiates us from our competitors and is integral to a high-performance ethos. You’ll experience an open-door culture where you are encouraged to ask questions, learn, develop and where your contribution is valued.


We recognise that your career with us is just one important aspect of your life. Life at BDO is about more than just work. Balance is critical. To make sure you continue to enjoy what you love doing while launching into your career, we offer a number of initiatives to support you.

Backing your Potential

Your career aspirations are important to us and we’re committed to providing and supporting these throughout your career.

Learn more about Learning & Development at BDO.

Early Access

With us, you don't have to wait an unnecessary amount of time before we encourage you to start cultivating client relationships. As a new team member, you’ll be involved early on in the client process and be given the opportunity to work closely with clients to add real value.

You’ll receive help and support from your Partners and team every step of the way.
"I chose to work at BDO as I felt it would be more “hands-on” and I would be completing a larger number of sections and be more in touch with our clients and partners than the larger accounting firm"
"Obviously, what is also great is that BDO supports your CA completion and will pay for this along the way to help further your own personal development."

Compensation & Benefits

On top of your competitive starting salary, we offer lots of extra benefits.

Things such as paid study leave, payment of approved professional qualifications, extra study support programmes, birthday leave, international secondments, wellness programmes, community events, and much more.

Spread Your Wings

If you’re keen on expanding your skills and expertise on the international stage, we have theatres for you to perform.

We’re are inextricably connected throughout the world. 167 countries, 91,000+ people, 1,658 offices.
"I chose to work at BDO as I knew I would be exposed to a large variety of clients, with more diversity and freedom of choice."
"Community days are great because they provide the same level of bonding while also volunteering for a good cause."


Backing the communities we work in, wherever it is needed, is an important part of doing business at BDO.

Many offices around New Zealand give their staff an additional day of paid leave to contribute to a local community cause that's important to them. You’ll also find offices sponsoring many local initiatives and community activities.

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2023 BDO Wellington Graduate Opportunities


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If you believe that business is about more than the balance sheet and profit and loss statement, then this could be the team for you. Our audit specialist and technical experts focus on the bigger picture.

BDO has one of New Zealand’s largest dedicated audit teams and access to a network of experts around the world in over 100 countries.

To be great at Audit you need to have an eye for detail as well as being very thorough. Audit is like CSI for accountants. At BDO you’ll undertake audits for a wide range of clients from smaller and mid-market sized firms through to corporate and listed companies.

As auditors, we look to see if the clients’ statement about their financial position are true, fair and accurate. We work closely with their finance team and other key people to get to know their business well and understand the risks they face. We then identify any weaknesses in their financial statements, business systems or culture, and advise them on suitable solutions.

If you choose Audit at BDO you’ll spend a lot of time at our clients’ premises, which is a great way to absorb the atmosphere of the business and get a sense of its culture, how the people like to work and what motivates them to perform. These are great things to learn about business as a new grad.


Tax touches all aspects of people’s lives. If you are creative and enjoy problem solving, then Tax is for you. Our team of tax specialists back businesses with practical, innovative and robust solutions.

You will be responsible for an array of matters, from assisting individuals and liaising with Inland Revenue, to complex cross-border transactional work. Our tax practitioners undertake a variety of work on a daily basis where no one day is the same.

As a graduate in our tax team, you will hit the ground running from your first day where you will be expected to make valuable contributions to the work our team undertakes. In addition to compliance work, a small glimpse of the work undertaken by recent graduates includes preparation of transfer pricing reports, involvement with mergers and acquisitions, tax due diligence reviews, and preparation of various tax opinions and tax structuring advice. We add value to our clients’ businesses, while helping them achieve their short-term goals and long-term vision.

Business Advisory services(bas)

As businesses grow, so do the challenges they face. Our Advisory team provides personalised services to clients based on their unique needs and to meet the challenges at every stage of their life cycle.

To excel in BAS (Business Advisory Services) you need to not only understand financial concepts, but also be a great communicator, be able to work with and without guidance and as part of our team.

In Advisory, we work alongside businesses to help support and manage their financial affairs. We look after the basics such as tax compliance, day to day accounting requirements, payroll and preparing financial statements, right through to the more complex stuff such as growth strategies, tax planning and asset protection.

We take our time to get to know our clients really well, comparing where they are now with where they want to be, and taking a good look at how they are currently doing things so we can offer real value. One of the best bits about working for BDO is that you work with these clients from day one. This means you get to see and hear first-hand how the work we do helps our clients.

Key Dates & Application Dates

To stay informed and keep up to date with recruitment opportunities, events and more follow BDO's Careers Facebook page, BDO's LinkedIn page and BDO's Instagram account.

Applications for 2023 Graduate and Internships open on Monday 28th February 2022. 

BDO Graduate Opportunities

So, you aspire to be a BDO Grad? That’s great news for us.

We want to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible so here are some hints and tips to help you on your journey

Applications for graduate positions to commence in the following year, open in March each year. So if you’re applying now (in 2022) the role will start in 2023. 

There are a number of steps in the process, but depending on which location you are applying for, they might differ slightly. Typically, the process will include:

  1. Online Application
  2. Video Interview
  3. Online Testing (verbal & numeric)
  4. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we will no longer hold assessment centres this year. The next step in the process will all be managed digitally, and you will be updated by the People & Capability Teams
  5. One to One Interviews
  6. Reference Checks
  7. Offer
BDO Application Process