CHANGE MEANS
DISRUPTION

Editorial

CHANGE MEANS DISRUPTION

BDO looks back on a successful fiscal year. We, like our sector peers, face challenges from the dynamic pace of change.

The 2017 reporting period went well for BDO. It was a year of rising revenue and growth in the advisory business. It’s encouraging to see that all of our service lines and product groups once again contributed to the positive results. Particularly noteworthy is the excellent development in Advisory, which was instrumental in strengthening the BDO brand through numerous one-off projects, innovative complementary services, and major acquisition activities. Our business success is all the more impressive in light of the tough economic environment, including a strong franc that burdened exports or the chaos around Corporate Tax Reform III.

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"Personal contact and tailored advice will continue to grow in importance."

Werner Schiesser, CEO.

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INSIGHTS

BLOCKCHAIN – Digitising processes, boosting efficiency
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INSIGHTS

DATA PROTECTION – CHANGES IMMINENT (SWITZERLAND AND THE EU)
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ENVIRONMENT

Entrepreneurial challenges

"The world has become a riskier place." That’s the key message of the Global Risk Landscape Survey conducted by BDO in 2017.

Business Development 2017

Steady growth

BDO’s revenue surpassed the CHF 200 million mark for the first time in 2017. The increase of 4.9 percent confirms the company’s continuing growth trajectory.​

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Income from services and fees

204.8 +4.9%

CHF million

Income from services and fees

CHF million

  • Audit
  • Business Solutions & Outsourcing
  • Financial Services
  • Tax & Legal
  • Other services

FACTS AND FIGURES 2017

 

22 100 +4.1%

Clients

 

1 261 +5.1%

People

Proportion of women

48.1 -0.3%

Percent

Average age

36.8 +0.8%

Years

 

81 -1.2%

Trainees

 

7 036 +1.1%

Audit Engagements

 

2 679 +64%

Clients Internet-Accountant

BDO network facts

  2016 2017 Change
Worldwide revenue (USD million) 7 600 8 100 + 8%
Worldwide revenue (USD million)
20167 600 20178 100
Change+ 8%
People 67 731 73 854 + 9%
People
201667 731 201773 854
Change+ 9%
National member firms 158 162  
National member firms
2016158 2017162
Worldwide revenue (USD million) 7 600 8 100 + 8%
Worldwide revenue (USD million)
20167 600 20178 100
Change+ 8%
People 67 731 73 854 + 9%
People
201667 731 201773 854
Change+ 9%
National member firms 158 162  
National member firms
2016158 2017162

Highlights 2017

The Year at a glance

Organisation

Managed by our partners

BDO is owned by its Partnership Association and its pension fund. The Executive Committee comprises the CEO, five Heads of Regional Management, and the Heads of Audit, Business Solutions & Outsourcing and Tax & Legal. Under the chairmanship of the CEO, the Executive Committee makes decisions on annual planning, allocation of funds, appointment of key personnel and all topics of significance for the company. The Board of Directors is also made up of partners. The Chairman of the Board of Directors is President of the Partnership Association as well.

Executive Committee

From left to right

Markus Helbling 

René-Marc Blaser

Denis Boivin

Werner Schiesser

Heinz Vogel

Rudolf Vogt

Andreas Wyss

Harry Affolter

Martin Nay

 

Board of Directors

Rudolf Vogt (Chairman)

Werner Schiesser (Delegate)

Heinz Vogel 

Konrad Graber

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