Executive Assistant & Manager Practice Development (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – April 25, 2014
BDO was great in how they structured their company. Very organized. Everyone knew their role on the team. It could become challenging at times as communication was at times difficult for me to recieve from the Partners I supported. At the time they were going through a merger which kept them very busy. I learned a lot from this group.
This is a very busy office with many due dates to be followed. Phones need to be answered, mail needs to be processed, meetings need to be scheduled and supplies replenished at all times while doing your daily administrative tasks.
Tax Para Professional (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – November 2, 2016
Learned to managed time for my assigned task. . Nothing is hard when there is a team work. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I communicate with my clients and able to resolve any problems that they may have.
Business Development Director (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 30, 2016
They treat you like a number The Leadership from a local level is inconsistent with he National Mission They state they want to grow but don't follow the road map for the growth not really inviting to diversity challenging to be candid
I have learned a ton about Microsoft Excel and a lot of basics revolving around internal controls, various financial statement areas and related testing, and the auditing process in general.
For the most part, my co-workers and management were great, but like any place there are a few bad apples.
If you do what you're supposed to do, there is plenty of room to advance. Compensation once you begin advancing seems to be more about who you know and who likes/dislikes you than the amount/quality of the work you put in, but it could be like that everywhere.
The hardest part of the job is managing the long busy season hours. If you have kids at home, this is much more difficult to juggle.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the co-workers. Most jobs come down to the people you work with, and like I said, for the most part, I work with some excellent people.
Lot of learning opportunities, ability to experience multiple industries, good overall office culture, very nice people, plenty of opportunities to get CPE while on the clock
Busy season hours, scorecard system constantly in flux, compensation below average, expanding faster than they can hire staff, audit workspace often is slow/time consuming to use and you must use it
Good place to learn and be exposed to different clients
Audit Senior (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 21, 2016
Great resume builder as you learn about various clients in different industries playing in different market sectors. Depending on your manager or supervisor, you can learn a lot technically. However, you'll have to take initiative to learn US GAAP, GAAS, and Industry-Specific guidelines to advance outside of the Firm.
18 months after acquisition, company is still not through the transition process. IT applications are ok individually, but the way they are combined is ridiculous, inefficient, and frustrating. 70 billable hours requirement for 10 weeks in a row during busy season, and you are still not able to finish your work. A lot of miscommunication on benefits, and bonus system (not in employees' favor of course). People are great in overall, real open-door policy, managers are friendly and trying to be helpful. The scope of work is good too, a lot of exposure to various types of returns, and different industries. The place has a great potential, and will be a good workplace again, once transition is over.
HR (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 7, 2016
A typical day working for a manager who had no organization skills was months of grueling insane working conditions!! Work/life balance what a joke ! M-F 10 HR days and weekends still required and they gloat about how wonderful the people are !?!? Sr management was remote in a different state and no communication or follow up to determine if the team is managed correctly. Sad organization !
Audit intern (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 18, 2016
The industry is tough, so they work you hard. I wouldn't recommend this type of job for someone who wants a perfect work/life balance. Extremely fast-paced. Great for someone who wants to hit the ground running, and is willing to learn.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – March 28, 2016
Quarterbacking the sales pipeline. Phone calls, meetings, prospecting, managing the team and sales cycle cradle to grave. Learned plenty about Audit, tax and consulting services within the accounting world. Some great folks that work there. However a few bad apples that don't understand the concept of team, and the branch leadership does not understand lacks imagination, and seems to only gravitate towards folks just like them rather then welcoming diversity of thought. Enjoyed working with several field members.