Working Mother Names BDO USA, LLP One of 2018’s 100 Best Companies

September 25, 2018

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 25, 2018--Working Mother  magazine today named BDO USA, LLP as one of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies  for its strong leadership in the areas of female career advancement, paid parental leave, childcare assistance, benefits and flextime. This is the eighth consecutive year that BDO USA has been recognized with this honor. American Express, Dow Jones, McKinsey, MetLife and Unilever are just a few of the other businesses recognized with the award. A summary of BDO USA’s work life practices cited by Working Mother can be found at https://www.workingmother.com/best-companies-bdo-usa and a complete list of the 2018 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found at 2018 “100 Best Companies”.

“BDO USA is proud to once again be recognized for its commitment to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. The firm values the recognition it receives for its inclusive culture from many organizations, but none more than Working Mother, a true pioneer in advocating the advancement and retention of women in the workplace,” said Catherine Moy, Chief People Officer of BDO USA. “Our commitment to these values is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that we are consistently improving our efforts in this critical area.”

Based on the comparison of data submitted by companies from the 100 Best Companies list and data from U.S. companies collected by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for its 2018 Employee Benefits Report, there is a wide gap between the policies offered: 100 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid maternity leave versus 35 percent of companies nationwide; 99 percent of the 100 Best Companies offer paid paternity leave versus 29 percent of companies nationwide.

“This year’s 100 Best Companies continue to strive for excellence when it comes to providing a work environment that is not only woman-friendly, but parent-friendly,” says Meredith Bodgas, editor-in-chief of Working Mother. “By offering flexible schedules, paid parental leave, post-leave phase-back periods, adoption and surrogacy financial assistance, and mentoring programs, these companies address working parents’ and caregivers’ needs head-on and help them succeed at work and home.”

Other Honors

BDO USA has a long history of being identified as an employer of choice. In addition to the recognition from Working Mother, over the past year the firm has been recognized as a Top Company for Executive Women by the National Association of Executive Women and been recognized by Vault.com as one of the leading accounting firms to work for and for having one of the best internship programs.

About the Methodology

The 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2017 data.


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 500 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 73,000 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information please visit: www.bdo.com.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corp., publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute, the National Association for Female Executives and Diversity Best Practices are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change and Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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