Who We Are

Who We Are

BKD is dedicated to providing unmatched service to our clients and rewarding career opportunities for our employees.

Our culture is centered on our commitment to our people—from our total rewards compensation and benefits package to our focus on work-life balance to our diversity efforts. See for yourself why BKD is a great place to forge friendships, advance your career and build your technical expertise.

Our Culture

The mission of BKD “is to always strive for excellence in providing services to clients, create rewarding career opportunities and maintain sound professional, business and financial standards.” We work toward those goals by adhering to a strong culture.


Our actions each and every day are guided by our PRIDE values:

  • Passion, for service to others and making tomorrow better than today
  • Respect, for the differences that make our team strong and for our legacy and the benefits of change
  • Integrity to do the right thing and be objective and independent
  • Discipline, in process and innovation and balancing professional and personal commitments
  • Excellence in skills, competencies and our quest to be the best

Unmatched Client Service

The BKD Experience of unmatched client service is our commitment to delivering ideas, insights and expertise for our clients with a focus on integrity and trust. It’s built on five tenets of service:  Integrity First, True Expertise, Professional Demeanor, Responsive Reliability and Principled Innovation. The idea is so important to us that we wrote a book on the subject—The BKD Experience:  Unmatched Client Service.

People First Benefits

BKD is committed to investing in our most valuable asset: our people. Part of that investment includes offering competitive compensation and benefits.


Starting pay is based on evaluation of scholastic achievement or experience, leadership qualities, initiative and aptitude for public accounting. Compensation is reviewed annually, with adjustments made based on performance. Performance is reviewed semiannually during the first three years of employment and annually thereafter.

We also offer an overnight travel award for qualified employees traveling overnight on firm business.

Balancing Life & Work

To offer flexibility, BKD offers paid time off (PTO), which covers vacation, sick leave, personal time and bereavement leave. PTO accumulates monthly at rates based on your years of employment and is available immediately.

In addition, we offer reward time off, 10 annual holidays and situational flex time for occasional use.

Establishing & Advancing Your Career

Our buddy and coaching programs help encourage integration into the BKD team and nurture career development. Employees who participate in our continuing professional education (CPE) program for audit and tax client service personnel receive, on average, more than 60 hours of training annually and more than 100 hours in the first year.

Giving Back

We provide numerous ways for you to support your community, your industry and even your alma mater. The BKD Foundation aims to enrich the communities we serve through donations of time and financial support. Since making its first donation in 2000, it has contributed more than $10 million to our communities.

In addition, we match annual gifts to college accounting departments and make additional gifts to support accounting education.

Retirement & Financial Planning

Our 401(k) plan allows employees to contribute pretax earnings to their retirement; the firm makes an annual contribution based on a percentage of salary after two years of employment, and employees are 100 percent vested after meeting age and employment qualification.

Our optional cafeteria plan allows employees to set aside before-tax earnings for portions of health care benefits not covered by the health care plan.

Health, Dental & Vision Benefits

BKD offers a traditional plan with an optional flexible spending account and pays 60 percent of the premium for both employee coverage and dependent coverage. BKD also offers consumer-driven health plan with an optional health savings account and pays 70 percent of the premium for both employee coverage and dependent coverage.

The firm also offers dental and vision plans with premiums deducted from pretax earnings.


BKD employees have access to life insurance and long-term disability insurance with no premium costs, as well as short-term disability insurance with premiums deducted from pretax earnings.

Equal Opportunity

BKD is committed to equal opportunity. We recruit, employ, compensate, train, develop and promote without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, national origin or any other protected status.

Dedication to Excellence

We want to provide all BKD employees access to the resources they need to follow their chosen paths—professionally and personally.


BKD Unversity

BKD University (BKDU) is our on-demand learning portal to help you keep up with your professional development requirements. The system automatically tracks course completion and deposits credits into individual learning accounts.

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SKY is our firmwide initiative to emphasize and strengthen diversity in our firm. The initial focus is on attracting, retaining and developing women leaders, but the program’s overall goal is to identify and remove cultural barriers that prevent BKDers—regardless of gender—from maximizing their potential.

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We’re committed to highlighting interesting stories about BKDers and the clients they serve. BKDLife is our way of sharing those stories and showing what makes this firm—and the people at its core—so special. Check out the most recent issue here.

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BKD Foundation

The BKD Foundation, our firm’s charitable branch, aims to enrich the communities we serve through financial donations and volunteerism. Since 2000, the foundation has donated more than $10 million to qualifying not-for-profit organizations. Read the foundation report here.

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