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With 1700 people providing clarity in audit, tax, advisory, and business outsourcing to all companies across numerous industries from nine offices in South Africa and 91 054 people in 167 countries around the globe – BDO is clearly the only choice.  Our 131 Partners and Directors, along with their experienced teams, serve more than 49 JSE-listed domestic clients and over 150 international clients. With focused capabilities across over 20 disciplines and 9 industries, we understand our sectors and bring deep knowledge, Innovation and clarity to our work.

We are clear about the future of our industry, delivering on the expectations of our clients and society, and our own role in being a responsible firm. Without clarity, we only deliver transactions. So, we ensure that we are a deliberate and direct business partner in everything we do.  Clarity underpins all our work at BDO, bringing direction and certainty, and building trust among our people, peers, clients and regulators.  We recognise that Clarity is more than a service principle, it is a proposition that is at the core of how we work, so we introduced the BDO Clarity Charter. This is our formal commitment as individuals and as a firm to being ethical, independent and quality-driven.  We hold ourselves accountable to our Charter - read our Transparency Report.

We pride ourselves on being the advisers of the future, by offering industry-specific practices, world-class resources, and an unparalleled commitment to meeting your needs.

Build your career with the fastest growing professional services firm in the world

You’re working towards a CA(SA) degree and you want the best opportunity to kickstart your career. So why would you not choose the fastest growing professional services firm, globally, for over 10 years?

As a trainee, you are looking for the best place to grow and to learn – and BDO offers many opportunities to do just that. We offer our Audit Trainee Accountants opportunities to work on audit clients in several industry sectors, from Financial Services and Natural Resources to Public Sector, Real Estate and Construction, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Consumer Businesses or Owner-Managed Businesses.

In our larger offices, your traineeship will combine your preferred prime sector exposure, together with some cross-exposure from other industry sectors to give you broad experience during your contract, ensuring you emerge as a CA(SA) with the appropriate experience and training to take your career to the next level. In our smaller offices in Durban, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, you will have more general exposure and you will work on a range of clients across different industries.

For a detailed view of what you can expect during your traineeship at BDO and what you will learn, read our Audit e-book on our website.

At BDO, we believe in building well-rounded people and so our Values programme is an important part of work life at BDO. Our Values are the foundation in ALL our conversations, ALL our work, ALL our advice and ALL our relationships. They’re a part of our internal culture, how we work, and how we engage. We launched a new set of Values for BDO in 2020 – watch the video here and see what our people have to say about the importance of the BDO Values to them, personally.

But possibly the most compelling reason to join us is our Clarity Charter. We launched this in 2020 and it’s our firm’s pledge to be ethical, independent and quality driven. Clarity means we speak truthfully, honestly and are transparent in our work, as we want to make a positive change in a profession which finds itself in crisis currently. Click here to see our Clarity Charter video.

In 2020, amongst many achievements, we are exceptionally proud of the BDO Global award we won in November. Watch our Dreamcatcher Award entry video for a taste of what we achieved in 2020 (yes, during a global pandemic).

We wish you well during your studies. It will be challenging, but so rewarding – and we would love to chat to you about your career at BDO.

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