BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, announced that it will open a 33,000-square-foot business service center in Columbus to support the firm’s rapid growth. BDO USA is the fastest growing of all national accounting organizations, reporting fiscal year 2016 revenue of $1.29 billion, an industry-leading 23 percent increase from fiscal year 2015.
In order to support the firm’s rapid growth, BDO USA is establishing a scalable, multi-discipline business service center, at a site to be determined in Columbus, designed to optimize operations, ensure best practices and support professional development across the firm.
“After a comprehensive analysis of options across the country, we found Columbus to be the right location for our new business service center,” said Steve Ferrara, chief operating officer at BDO USA. “Columbus is home to a skilled, stable workforce, which will support the growth of the center and BDO over time. Its central location and convenient proximity to existing BDO offices throughout Ohio were also determining factors.”
“We are delighted these experts chose Ohio to fulfill their strategic need,” said Valentina Isakina, JobsOhio managing director for Financial Services. “Columbus is a hotspot for millennial talent and an ideal location to support BDO’s new business service center, where 400 financial services specialists and supervisors will be on the job.”
The firm plans to begin hiring in the final quarter of 2016 and to expand occupancy and space over time to accommodate more than 400 specialists and supervisory personnel by the end of 2021.