A global beginning
BDO was founded in 1963 with five original member firms in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, the US and Canada. These firms formed the Binder Seidman International Group. In 1973, the British, German and Dutch member firms adopted a common name whose acronym has endured for the entire global network. That name was Binder Hamlyn (UK) Dijker & Co (Holland) Otte & Co (Germany). What does BDO stand for? Literally, BDO stands for Binder Dijker Otte.
Growth in Australia
In Australia, BDO was established as an association of firms in 1975. Today, we are one of Australia’s largest associations of independently owned accounting practices with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Sunshine Coast.
BDO in Australia has achieved significant and consistent growth in the past forty years. Highlights include:
1975 – Established as an association of firms in Australia
1988 – BDO Nelson Parkhill merges with Parkhill Stirling to create BDO Nelson Wheeler and establishes offices in each State
2006 – BDO and Horwath networks merge in Australia (included offices in Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart).
2012 – BDO and PKF East Coast Practice (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) merged in Australia.
Working towards a strong future
From start-ups and family business to large complex organisations, our heritage is in helping businesses grow. BDO Australia’s future will continue to see us build strong, successful relationships based on exceptional client service.
Insolvency Guardian is a national insolvency firm. We do not provide pre-insolvency advice but offer a range of services together with SM Solvency Accountants as part of the same group. Meet our team here.
Insolvency Guardian and SM Solvency Accountants (the group) work together as a specialised, national insolvency firm.
We are over 7 years old and the fastest growing insolvency group in Australia.
We are a friendly team of professionals who pride ourselves on the way we work to find the best possible outcomes. We are open, honest and transparent delivering affordable rates.
At our head office in Brisbane, Australia, our professional staff have university and post graduate qualifications and update their skills with constant training and education. Our senior staff have combined experience of over 40 years of specialist insolvency work making us experts in our field. This experience gives us a depth of talent and experience to handle all types of insolvency appointments from simple matters to the most complex of matters.
We work closely with other professionals such as accountants, solicitors and other specialists to provide practical and cost effective solutions to insolvency problems.
As insolvency specialists, we do not undertake any tax, audit or general accounting work. This enables us to give our full concentration in the area of insolvency.