New partnership with BDO

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with BDO, one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory organisations.  

BDO provides services to a diverse range of clients in audit, taxation and advisory, from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across an array of industry sectors. 

Financial Basics Foundation CEO, Katrina Birch, says that “partnerships arevital to our effort and enable us to work towards achieving our vision: that every young Australian has the knowledge, skills and confidence that will enable them to make informed financial choices and manage their finances now and into the future”.

“BDO’s financial and in-kind support will contribute to the development of our organisation and our resources. Partnering with BDO aligns the work that the Foundation undertakes to help educate young people about sound financial management practices, with companies working in the finance industry”.

“We are excited about delivering our programs with the support and subject matter expertise provided by BDO.”

BDO Brisbane’s Head of People and Culture, Peter O’Sullivan, says, “We’ve partnered with Financial Basics Foundation because of the fantastic outcomes their education programs are delivering. As their world continues to move at an intense pace, we need to help equip our young people with strong financial literacy skills to allow them to plan ahead for a bright future.”  

“Students may perform well and land a great job after school, but without the knowledge to manage their money, their hard work may not pay off.  We look forward to helping simplify topics such as tax, wealth management and superannuation - which are considered complex by many adults - into concepts young people can easily understand.”

BDO is launching the partnership internally by running an ESSI Money staff challenge. Over a week, accountants across the BDO service lines will battle it out, playing the ESSI Money online game to achieve the highest net worth for their team.

“Our people will be sharing their financial expertise with teenagers and their parents through a number of education pieces throughout the year, so it’s really important to us to get everyone in our organisation involved and across the fantastic suite of resources available,” says Mr O’Sullivan.

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