CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BDO USA, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, today was named one of the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies for its commitment to progressive workplace programs, including child care, flexibility, women's advancement and paid family leave. This is the third consecutive year that BDO USA has been recognized with this honor. Bank of America, General Mills, IBM and Procter & Gamble are just a few of the other businesses recognized with the award. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.
“Parents flock to the company, which has flexible work arrangements, fitness challenges open to all employees and a parents group that ensures working moms and dads feel welcome. BDO has truly created a holistic approach in developing initiatives as a family-friendly firm.”
"At BDO USA, we have built a culture that places great value on diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Through the firm's Women's Initiative and BDO Flex Strategy we encourage our people, at all levels, to share best practices and to be open to employee input on new ideas to help our business and individuals thrive," said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA. "Our inclusive culture has been recognized by many organizations over the years, but we always take special pride in being included in the Working Mother Best Companies list which pioneered the commitment to the advancement and retention of professional women."
In addition to the recognition from Working Mother, more than 30 BDO USA offices have been recognized with the Alfred P. Sloan Award for business excellence in workplace flexibility for five consecutive years. The firm is also featured prominently in the book, Future Work (Palgrave Macmillan, http://www.futureworkbook.com/), as a leading innovator demonstrating how businesses can adapt and thrive in the new world of work by changing organizational cultures and work practices.
Key drivers of BDO USA’s progressive workplace are the firm's Women's Initiative and BDO Flex strategy, which were launched seven years ago. The Women's Initiative has enabled the firm to build and retain a more diverse workforce. BDO Flex is about making changes to where, when and how people work in order to enhance client service, improve the business and enrich the lives of employees. Both strategies use research, data analysis and employee feedback from across the firm to foster a culture of continuous improvement. For more information please visit: http://www.bdo.com/about/.
"We are proud to name BDO USA as a 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Company," said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media. "Parents flock to the company, which has flexible work arrangements, fitness challenges open to all employees and a parents group that ensures working moms and dads feel welcome. BDO has truly created a holistic approach in developing initiatives as a family-friendly firm."
The complete list of Working Mother’s 2013 100 Best Companies can be found here.
About BDO USA
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting 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 50 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of 1,204 offices in 138 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, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com ), Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. Working Mother Media’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine’s signature research initiative, Working Mother 100 Best Companies, and the 11th year of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.