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Ever wondered what it's like to work in an international professional services firm? At BDO, you could be doing anything from auditing businesses to advising people on how to best grow their enterprise. 

If you've got questions about what it's like to be an accountant, how to get there and what a career with BDO is like, post them below!

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how long does it take to become a chartered accountant?


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Hi Peat,

It takes a minimum of 3 years, but for most people it takes 3.5 years as this allows for people to have more flexibility with when they take the CA Program modules.

The CA ANZ website has lots of good information on what the study structure looks like: http://www.nzica.com/caprogram.aspx. But feel free to ask us more questions.

Edited by BDO A August 03, 2015 12:36
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Hi BDO, 

Do you have a preferred institute you hire students from once they have graduated? 

Thanks :) 

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Hi BDO, 

Do you have a preferred institute you hire students from once they have graduated? 

Thanks :) 

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Hi William,

We don't have a preferred - we like to take on Graduates from a variety of Universities or institutes. We find it's great to have diverse group of Graduates from all around New Zealand or overseas.

Thanks,


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Hi BDO, 

What do you look for in your graduates? What do you think is the best thing about working at BDO over other firms?

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Hi BDO, 

Do you offer summer work for students in their first and second year of their degrees or just after finishing?

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Hi Oliver,

We are looking for well rounded graduates, who do well in their study but also have sporting, cultural or other interests and achievements.

One of the key things our staff tell us they love about at BDO is our people. But also the relationships we have with our clients - because we work primarily with SME's we are often working really closely with the business owners and entrepreneurs, who are passionate about what they do.

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Hi Hannah,

Yes, we do have a summer internship program. It's a great way to get your foot in the door and experience what it would be like to be a graduate at BDO.

Our interns are involved in what's going on in the firm from day one - whether its team meetings, training or social events (there is always lots going on leading up to Christmas!).

Thanks,

Edited by BDO A August 03, 2015 13:09
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Hi BDO, 

Do you offer the CA or CPA? 

Thanks :) 

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Ever wondered what it's like to work in an international professional services firm? At BDO, you could be doing anything from auditing businesses to advising people on how to best grow their enterprise. 

If you've got questions about what it's like to be an accountant, how to get there and what a career with BDO is like, post them below!

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Hi Julian,

Most of our Graduates do CA, and we offer lots of support and paid study leave while they are going through the program.

However, we are definitely still open to supporting CPA or any other qualifications.

Thanks,
Jacinta

Edited by BDO A August 05, 2015 12:14
Edited by BDO A August 05, 2015 12:14
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Hi BDO, 

Just wondering if you have any internship opportunities? 

Thanks, 

Amy 

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Hi Amy,

Yes, we do have a summer internship program - it's a great way to experience what it would be like to be a graduate at BDO.

Our interns usually join us in late November (after University exams) until late February (just before University starts again). We recruit for these interns in either February/March for the following summer, or in July/August.

Thanks,


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Hi BDO, 

Where would the best place to study be in the north island? Or is it better to study down south? 

Thanks,

Kyle 



Edited by Kyle B August 05, 2015 12:35
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Hi Kyle,

Good question. That is totally dependent on what you intend to study and the University experience you would like to have.

They all have slightly different things to offer - and each has it's merits. I think its important to consider the city you would like to live in too :).

Thanks,

Edited by BDO A August 05, 2015 13:02
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Ok sweet thanks!

Also what would a typical day look like for an accountant?


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Hi Kyle,

Great question - however, this definitely depends on the service line you are working in and the level you are at. You could be working in Audit, Tax, Business Advisory or Corporate Finance as a Graduate at BDO.

Feel free to ask any additional questions!

Thanks,

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Thanks for the replies :)

What double major goes well with accounting? 

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