BDO Anchorage

BDO Anchorage: A Professional Adventure Unlike Any Other

Quick Stats
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Number of Employees: 107
Percentage of Alaskan Transplants: Approximately 50%
Number of Audits Completed in 2015: 381

The Industries We Serve
As the state’s largest accounting firm in the middle of the state’s largest city, BDO Anchorage offers exceptional opportunities to someone just starting their career. We bring a wealth of experience to clients in all of Alaska’s key industries:

  • Nonprofit
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Natural Resources
  • Alaska Native Corporations

The Community We Serve
BDO Anchorage is as committed to helping our community as we are to helping our clients. Our professionals contribute to a variety of charitable and volunteer programs throughout the year, including Habitat for Humanity.

The People We Work With
Since many of our professionals are transplants, BDO Anchorage has an especially welcoming culture, built on mutual respect, trust, and camaraderie. With work-related parties each year, as well as intramural softball and baseball teams, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get involved and get to know your colleagues.

Life Outside the Office
Anchorage sits next to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes, and provides countless opportunities to enjoy life beyond the office: hiking, biking, deep-sea fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, cross-country and downhill skiing, and almost every other outdoor activity. The city itself has great bars and restaurants, as well as a vibrant art, music, and culture scene.

A Word from One of Our OwnArianna

Originally from Montana, tax senior Arianna Haines fell in love with Alaska during a volunteer trip in college, and moved up after graduation.

What made you want to move to Alaska after graduation?
I knew that I wanted to move away from home, from where I grew up. Alaska is such a beautiful place, with mountains and all the outdoor activities you’d ever want. And since Anchorage is a fairly large city, it really offered everything I wanted.

What’s your favorite things to do in Alaska?
The coolest thing, to me, is that I can drive 20 or 30 minutes from my house and be on the water, fishing. Pretty much all the major outdoor activities are here, including beautiful hiking and biking trails. There are also all the winter sports, of course – but I’m not very good at those!

What advice would you give someone who’s worried about not having a network in Alaska?
There are a lot of transplants in Alaska, so it’s easy to find people who know what you’re going through. There’s a real community feeling. Even if you don’t have family here, you’ll develop your own very quickly. You’ll definitely have an invite for Thanksgiving dinner.

Are the Alaskan winters terrible?
A lot of people ask that, but to be honest, if you’re used to winters in most of the U.S., you’ll be fine. They’re really not any worse than the winters in Montana, Wisconsin, or even New Jersey. It does get dark pretty early, but it typically corresponds with busy season – so you’re at the office until after the sun sets anyway. The flip side is that during the summer, you can golf or fish at two o’clock in the morning… if you want to.

So, will you be staying in Alaska?
Yes, absolutely. I really enjoy it here. I love my job, and the people I work for and with. For me, Alaska is home.