About BDO Poland
BDO is one of the world’s leading audit and advisory firms. It has been present in Poland since 1991. Throughout this time BDO experts have played an active part in the development of the Polish capital market. Over the years we have tried to answer our Clients’ changing needs by adapting our services to the economic realities and specific nature of each business.
Quality and professionalism are key to the satisfaction of our Clients. This is confirmed by a large number of companies that continue to value our services. We have gained the trust of the largest companies with Polish and foreign capital, mid-sized Polish and international companies, as well as family businesses, listed companies and financial institutions.
Our Clients value our courage to take on challenges. This is because without them the development of our Clients, or of our firm, would not be possible. Our successful undertakings have included the performance of Poland’s first privatizations, including participation in the privatization of KGHM. We have also taken part in the introduction to public trading of the first companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. We prepared Poland’s first issue prospectus, and the first prospectus in Poland prepared in accordance with EU standards.
Performing several hundred projects a year has allowed us to gain knowledge and experience, which we do not keep to ourselves. We are happy to share our knowledge with our Clients through various training endeavors, conferences and business meetings. This unique aspect of our operations, based on the concept of ‘from one practitioner to another’, attracts more than 10 thousand attendees each year.
We invite you to meet BDO, our Experts and our projects. We will answer every question and take on every challenge.
BDO Poland has offices at the following locations: Warsaw (Head Office), Katowice, Kraków, Poznań and Wrocław, staffed with more than 350 Experts, including over 20 certified auditors and nearly as many tax and legal advisors.
One of the founders of BDO in Poland was Dr. Andre Helin. He was the one who formed the firm in Poland, and ran and grew it successfully for more than 30 years. He was an exceptional enthusiast of spreading knowledge. He abided by the principle: if you have knowledge, share it!
Dr. Helin was an outstanding expert and recognized authority in the field of accounting and finance. A highly respected advisor, lecturer, author of numerous textbooks and fundamental publications that are a standard of Polish accounting. Doctor of economic sciences, Danish State Authorized Public Accountant, Polish Statutory Auditor. One of Poland’s few experts with Certified Public Accountant qualifications in two countries. He had extensive practical experience in working with financial institutions, Polish and international groups, listed companies, family businesses. Long-time member of the Auditing Standards Board of the National Chamber of Statutory Auditors. Advised the Monetary Policy Council and the President of the National Bank of Poland on the implementation of IAS at financial institutions.
Dr Andre Helin died suddenly on 19 December 2022. The role of BDO’s CEO and Managing Partner was taken over by Dr. Anna Bernaziuk (more in the CEO section).