Professional Services

Our purpose is ‘people helping people achieve their dreams’.

BDO is one of the world’s leading accounting, audit, and advisory firms. We work with clients of all types and sizes from large corporate organisation to entrepreneurs, individuals, and private businesses across an array of industries.

We have offices in 164 countries and territories across the globe, and over 2,300 people in our 12 offices across Australia.

Our Pathways

What’s your fit?

A career at BDO is possible through a wide range of tertiary studies. Every year, we engage with students from a wide variety of formal qualifications, from various locations and backgrounds.

Whether you’re a numbers person, have a brain for business, enjoy legal studies at school, have a knack for strategy, are tech and data-savvy or want to make the world a better place through sustainability, there is a role for you at BDO! Visit our student careers page to learn more.

Discover how our teams support businesses across a wide range of sectors and find your fit below.

Accounting (Business Services)

Students who study a Bachelor of Accounting have many career pathways and opportunities available to them at BDO. Our Business Services team provides an exceptional foundation to build your practical knowledge and skills in accounting.

You will become an expert in all areas of business strategy and planning, financial accounting, management reporting, payroll, taxation, wealth creation and more. Being an Accountant allows you to use your love for numbers and detail to help businesses succeed and grow!


Did you know tax is more than just crunching numbers and income statements? A bachelor’s degree in accounting or law can lead to a specialist career in tax.

When you work in one of BDO’s tax teams, you will help businesses follow the rules when it comes to reporting their finances, find new ways to make money or secure funding and understand the financial implications of their business decisions.


If you enjoy variety – a career in audit will provide just that, giving you exposure to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Depending on the time of year, your days will be spent with a mix of time in the office, and onsite at client locations. You will work closely with peers and collaborate on Audit engagements.

As an Auditor, you will assist clients with the review of annual financial accounts, assess internal controls and identify opportunities for process improvement. Every Audit is different, which provides excellent exposure for Graduates to utilise their financial accounting knowledge, whilst building commercial acumen, reporting and risk management skills.

You will be provided with extensive training to understand audit practices and develop your knowledge of BDO’s Audit Methodology.


Our Advisory practice provides opportunities to work in consulting, corporate finance, project and infrastructure, technology, cyber security, sustainability, people advisory and so much more. We work with diverse clients to provide strategic advice and solutions which enable them to achieve their business goals. Think real-world problem solvers – delivering solutions with a human touch.

No matter your degree,  if you like the idea of consulting to various organisations and overseeing the delivery of client engagements then there is a role for you.

Our Programs

Every year, a wide range of students across Australia participate in our student programs.

Graduate Program

Graduates who join BDO participate in a 12-month program focused on professional learning and skills development, resilience, wellbeing and social connection. The program has been designed to provide the time and space for you to learn and grow your skills while connecting with your peers. In addition, you will receive dedicated technical training based on the specific service line joined.

Undergraduate Roles (Work and Study)

An Undergraduate role with BDO is a great way to build your experience working part-time while you study. Our teams accept students straight out of high school seeking cadetship opportunities, as well as individuals in their second or third year of tertiary studies.

This program is underpinned by our Study Support Policy, which provides leave benefits to support your studyThe BDO Vacation program is a great way to secure a permanent Undergraduate placement.

Vacation Program

Vacation programStudents love our vacation program due to the mix of work and social experience provided during university holidays. This program gives students exposure to each of our service lines and the career options available in professional services.

During your placement you will gain exposure to client work and service line specific duties. You will also participate in team building activities and networking opportunities. Think escape rooms, tacos and trivia, and group ideation challenges!

To see our available opportunities, please visit our student website.

Life @ BDO

Working at BDO you will be part of a social and collaborative community. We provide regular opportunities for our people to connect and build relationships across the firm.

  • Reward and Recognition – We celebrate the success of our people and recognise employees who represent the BDO values via our annual awards programs.
  • Career Conversations – Employees and leaders participate in twice yearly career conversations to help you identify your career goals and support your development.
  • Collaboration and Learning – During the first 12 months Graduates participate in a dedicated program focused on skills development, wellbeing and social connection. Our people benefit from technical service line training, access to leadership development programs and the BDO Learning Academy.
  • Health and Wellbeing – Be your best self and participate in health and wellbeing activities via our BWell program. Get involved in the annual steps challenges, meditation sessions, desk massages and more.
  • Employee Benefits – We provide a variety of benefits to support our people in all aspects of work and life (e.g. flexible work arrangements, study support, community and cultural leave, social club memberships and corporate discounts with health and retail partners) *benefits may vary based on location.

Visit our People Stories to hear more about working life at BDO.

Our Values

When you join BDO, you join a community where values matter:


At BDO we believe we all have a role to play in protecting, preserving, and renewing our resources, so the way we live our lives today doesn’t negatively impact future generations.

We want to inspire, educate, and lead a sustainable business practice for our clients, in our markets, and at BDO.

Our key goals are to proactively meet our client’s changing needs, deliver quality advice, create opportunities for our people and maximise effectiveness to achieve holistic and integrated stainable growth, while also delivering on our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities.

To find out more about sustainability at BDO, explore our sustainability report


We believe in the power of people helping people to achieve their dreams. Giving back to our community is a big part of who we are. Every year our people get involved in amazing initiatives which include:

  • Financial support: We support important causes, and our amazing people contribute too.
  • Raising awareness: We make sure people know about important issues, and we share our knowledge and time by volunteering.
  • Pro- and low-bono work: We offer our expertise free or at reduced rates to organisations that need our help.
  • Not-for-profit board positions: Some of our people serve on the boards of organisations to help them succeed.

And here’s something cool: As part of our benefits, we give our employees one day of paid leave to volunteer in the community. Here are some of the amazing organisations and initiatives our people have been a part of:

  • Save the Children: Since 2017, we’ve been proudly supporting Save the Children. This year, we raised over $3,000 to help children through the Cubbies Program and provide vital supplies for kids caught in the conflict in Ukraine.
  • Cancer Council: Our offices take part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea events to raise both funds and awareness, helping in the fight against cancer.
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia: We hosted morning teas and provided setup and fundraising support at the Pink Lady Field of Women event held at the MCG.
  • Starlight Foundation: Our Clients & Markets team took on a challenge, putting together gift boxes for children and teens in the hospital, spreading joy and smiles.
  • Lifeline and Black Dog Institute: We raised an impressive $64,000 for these two charities through our inaugural Gala Ball.
  • St Vincent de Paul Society: For the eighth time, we participated in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, with our Partners Anthony Whyte and Sally Preston representing BDO last year. We also matched donations made on Vinnies Giving Day in 2022.

  • Our graduates helping out at Ronald McDonald House

Diversity and Inclusion

BDO in Australia is proud to be recognised as an Inclusive Employer by the Diversity Council Australia (DCA). DCA is an independent not-for-profit leader in diversity and inclusion research, education and advocacy.

Our Culture Council

The BDO Culture Council was established in 2023 to support and guide our inclusion journey.

The Council is responsible for guiding the firm’s inclusion journey and championing and role modelling our values and the culture we aspire to.

Members are committed to driving action that embeds our values-based culture, keeping inclusion at the top of our agenda and equipping our people with the skills they need to be inclusive.

“I am always amazed by how genuine the people are. Everyone supports and respects each other in all aspects of our work. I really feel that I can be my authentic self at work.”Cynara – Graduate, Corporate Tax

There are currently no jobs available

Unfortunately there are currently no positions available at BDO, please check back soon.


Top 100 Graduate Employers
Prospel, 2024
Top Graduate Employers
Inclusive Employer
Diversity Council Australia, 2023-2024
Top 100 Finalist
GradConnection, 2024


BDO Roadshow Perth


October 7, 2024 - October 11, 2024 |

BDO, one of the world’s leading accounting, audit, and advisory firms, are doing a FREE roadshow in September for Year 11 & 12 students with an interest in accounting and business. Covering topics such as common accounting misconceptions, exciting and diverse opportunities available to those who study accounting, how to start an accounting career and more!

Show More
Perth, WA

BDO Roadshow

Explore Accounting as a Career Path with Leading Professional Services Firm, BDO!

September 2, 2024 - September 30, 2024 |

BDO, one of the world’s leading accounting, audit, and advisory firms, are doing a FREE roadshow in September for Year 11 & 12 students with an interest in accounting and business. Covering topics such as common accounting misconceptions, exciting and diverse opportunities available to those who study accounting, how to start an accounting career and more!

Show More