BDO United States

BDO United States

BDO Flex is about finding that perfect fit – and is much more than a work-life balance:

At BDO, Flex is used across offices, departments, genders and levels. We continue to hear success stories of how employees, supervisors and clients have benefitted from the advantages of the BDO Flex strategy. Here are just a few unique stories of how BDO employees put Flex to work:

  • Nate Shellenberger is a tax senior associate in Charlotte, NC. In addition to striving for excellence at the office, Nate is an avid long-distance runner. "Since I enjoy running and participate in a few marathons a year, occasionally I leave work an hour or two early on a Friday to get a head start on driving to a marathon location. Informal Flex is great for stuff like that. I always make sure to clear it with my manager first and I usually compensate for those hours during the week before… As long as you get your work done and make up any time, you can use day-to-day Flex as needed."
  • For almost a decade, BDO served our Austin, TX clients with staff out of the nearby Houston office. One Houston audit director, Nathan Lang, longed to live in Austin, so he approached Houston business line leader Kevin Hubbard with a plan. Kevin recalls: "Nathan came to me and said, 'I like Austin. But I want to continue to work for BDO." Kevin realized Nathan traveled 75 percent of the time anyway and wondered, "Does it matter where he lives?" Nathan eventually moved to Austin and telecommuted full time. His move laid the foundation for the future, and overtime BDO grew the firm’s presence in the market and opened a brick-and-mortar office in Austin in 2008.