At BDO, we acknowledge our firm’s primary role in serving the public interest. We believe it is vital that we instill in each and every one of us, the approach to our work be with the right mindset – focused on professional behaviours and delivering quality work.
What is quality?
For us, quality is all about doing the right thing, always. It's embedded in our culture and values and every one of us is committed to meeting professional standards, guidance and best practice.
Delivering quality work requires knowledge and experience, good organisation and project management, sophisticated technology, methodologies and above all, good professional behaviour. It's an approach to work that we're passionate about and one that our clients can rely on.
Values and ethics
Values and ethics play a crucial role in how we conduct ourselves as professionals. They help us all to act with integrity and make the right decisions, even in difficult situations. We rely on each other to understand and adhere to the ethical principles and values, which maintain the trust others have in us and the quality of our work. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of professional conduct and behaving ethically in all that we do.
How do we serve the public interest?
At BDO, we actively outline our commitment to serve the public interest by being:
In order to meet these commitments, we have invested in the following initiatives:
System of Quality Management
We have a firm-wide system of quality management, built on the methodology of International Standard on Quality Management 1, (ISQM1).
Our Leadership Team recognises that investing in quality is the best commercial investment we can make. It enables us to demonstrate our high quality to clients, regulators and society.
We foster a collaborative culture with a quality mindset that is focused on key professional behaviours - acting with integrity, objectivity, professional competence, the courage and confidence to challenge, consult and speak up, and professional scepticism.
Knowledge and awareness
We nurture a continuous learning environment which is encompassed by structured learning, on-the-job training, accessible guidance and timely communications.
We have the right internal controls and infrastructure in place to support our people in delivering high quality engagements while actively monitoring and improving to ensure best practice.