• Ranking: BDO amongst 2018’s Best Audit Firms

Ranking: BDO amongst 2018’s Best Audit Firms

11 April 2019

Once again BDO has confirmed its stature amongst audit firms. In the ranking prepared by the Rzeczpospolita and Parkiet dailies, which had its final gala on 10 April 2019, BDO placed 5th amongst the Best Audit Firms, right behind the Big Four. We were also ranked the 4th Audit Firm Most Active on the Stock Exchange, and placed 5th in the category of 2018’s Best Auditor of Listed Companies. 

BDO team during the Reczpospolita and Parkiet Ranking gala. From the left: Rafał Sosnowski, Partner; Edyta Kalińska, Managing Partner; Dr. Andre Helin, BDO Managing Partner; Michał Tomczyk, Partner.

BDO has worked for its reputation, recognition and deserved high rankings continuously since 1991, when it was formed as one of the very first audit firms on the Polish market.
- We co-created the capital market, conducted the first privatizations and prepared the first issue prospectuses. Throughout all these years we have acquired that which is the most valuable: knowledge and experience. They are now paying off and bring the desired results – says Andre Helin, BDO’s Managing Partner.

Edyta Kalińska, the Managing Partner of the Audit Department’s Western Region, who collected BDO’s award in the “2018’s Best Audit Firm” category during the gala stressed that the award is the success of all of BDO’s audit engagement teams.
- We are present in every region of Poland where our clients need us. We have offices in Warsaw, Poznań, Wrocław, Kraków and Katowice. The Managing Partners in all of the regions respond to the needs of our clients and cooperate with them closely so that each audit is as effective as possible, for the client and for us as an audit firm – explains Edyta Kalińska.
This approach – adds Andre Helin – makes our clients appreciate our efforts. We are diligent in our audit approach, have established methods and have access to the knowledge and tools from other BDO offices throughout the world; this makes our clients trust us.
- In the company–auditor relationship, trust is fundamental and a key to success – says Andre Helin.  
Edyta Kalińska adds that today’s audit is much different then five or ten years ago. What matters today is appropriate sector specialization and the application of modern tools and systems, which streamline the audit process and make it more precise. We have those specializations and tools and use them every day.
- This year’s success is another in a series, but this doesn’t mean that it makes us any less happy. To the contrary, we are twice as happy, because we know the high expectations of our clients and the strict requirements placed before firms such as ours by the lawmakers. To meet and come to terms with all of these factors, while at the same time maintaining a high place in the ranking is a huge reason to celebrate. It is also an opportunity to congratulate and thank all of the employees of BDO’s Audit Department. Ladies and gentlemen, my sincere congratulations and thanks – Andre Helin summed up.

Dr. Andre Helin, BDO Managing Partner, took part in a debate during the Ranking’s gala.