What Does "BDO" Stand For?

BDO International is one of the largest public accountancy networks in the world, with its name being an acronym for Binder Dijker Otte & Co. According to the company website, the network began using the name BDO in 1973.

BDO states that, as of 2013, there were BDO Member Firms in 144 countries, with 56,000 workers in 1,264 offices across the globe. Each affiliate is a legal entity in its own specific country while sharing the branding and standards of the parent company. The coordinating home office, known as BDO Global Coordination B.V., is located in Brussels, Belgium. The United States, China and Canada have some of the largest numbers of BDO offices. In 2014, MarketWatch by The Wall Street Journal named BDO USA one of the "25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads."