• History

    Nearly 30 years of presence on the Russian market and half a century of international dimension

    2019

    BDO Unicon celebrates its 30th anniversary!

    BDO Unicon announces the opening of the new office in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan.

    2018

    BDO is awarded the prestigious Network of the Year Award by the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) once again.

    We are number 1 in terms of fee income from financial advisory in 2017, according to RAEX.

    2017

    BDO is in the list of the most expensive brands in the world — Brand Finance Global 500.

    CEO Americas and a member of the Global Board Keith Farlinger replaced Martin van Roekel as CEO of BDO.

    BDO’s global M&A team ranked fourth in the world among the leading Due Diligence consultants in the Mergermarket ranking.

    BDO’s global M&A team ranked fourth among the most active consultants in the Thomson Reuters ranking

    2016

    In the 20th rating of the Expert RA, we are ranked 5th among the major audit and consulting groups in Russia.

    2015

    BDO is announced as the winner of the prestigious Network of the Year award at the International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Awards 2015 ceremony. The BDO Global Outsourcing team is awarded the International Payroll Award at the 2015 Payroll World Awards ceremony.

    2014

    We mark our 25th anniversary ranking 3rd among the major audit and consulting groups in Russia based on the 2013 performance (The Expert RA).

    2013

    Together with the other independent member firms of the international BDO network in 139 countries throughout the world, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of BDO.

    2009

    The 20th anniversary of BDO Unicon is commemorated with new wins: we become the first Russian audit and consulting firm approved concurrently by three global stock exchanges: NYSE, LSE and FSE.

    2007

    BDO Unicon is one of the first audit and consulting firms to offer its services on the RTS START segment where a pool of IPO consultants (authorized financial consultants, market-makers, auditors, legal advisors, PR and IR agencies) is shaped.

    2004

    We celebrate our 15 years in business. At that time, we are:

    • Number 1 Russian company in the ratings of Russia’s Top Audit and Consulting Groups (The Expert magazine)
    • Number 1 Russian company in the ratings of Russia’s Top 100 Audit Firms (The Kommersant-Money magazine)
    • Number 1 in the ratings of Russia’s Top Audit and Consulting Firms (The Izvestia newspaper)

    2003

    We accept a proposal from the global BDO network to join our professional efforts and obtain exclusive rights to provide services in Russia under the BDO brand.

    2001

    The Russian business weekly Company features BDO Unicon as the “company of the year” in the nomination “Audit and Consulting”. The total fee income from audit and consulting services reaches
    USD 17 million. Our SAP service line grows at the annual pace of 60-70%, generating over USD 4 million of revenue.

    1996

    We are the first national audit firm approved by the State Duma as the Bank of Russia auditor (previously the Central Bank was audited only by major international firms).

    1995

    Based on the annual performance, we top the rating of Russia’s major audit and consulting firms.

    1994

    We launch IT as a new service stream enabled by the Internet resource and complete the “Anti-crisis management system ANTEUS 2001” for the Bratsk aluminium smelter, a large-scale project entailing development and implementation of the integrated accounting, financial control and planning system.

    1992

    We adopt the Unicon brand and deliver our first large-scale project: development and implementation of a procurement system in decentralized economic environment for Norilsk Nickel, one of Russia’s biggest metals producers.

    1989

    We start off as a dedicated team of professionals.