Looking back over the past year, our first year as BDO Certified Auditors SA, I can confidently say that the change of representation of BDO in Greece was warmly welcomed by the market, which we received very much. Our commitment to the network vision, to be the leader in providing exceptional services, the continuous support we provide to our customers, the personal involvement with the needs and activities have made us the choice consultants for a growing number of companies.
Despite the difficulties we all face in the Greek market, quality and loyalty to our principles I am sure will continue to bear fruit and to continuously improve our position in it.
Besides the writing samples have already been seen and we expect even greater growth in the coming year in the consolidation of our strategic position as a leader of developments in the middle market.
In support of this, in 2015 we successfully processed a large project, founding the first European Company in Greece, by converting an existing Greek company, and long-term customer of BDO in SocietasEuropea (SE).
At international level, the results of the year was also excellent: with an increase of 13% in revenues, BDO has strengthened its position through both organic growth and also through 19 acquisitions strategies. In the US alone, the network increased by almost 30% of its revenue, thus the BDO USA record over $ 1 billion turnover.
Total revenues for the year ended September 30, 2015 amounted to $ 7.30 billion, with representation in 154 countries and territories. The number of our offices around the world has increased more than 6% in 1408, and total employees is more than 64.300, recording an increase of 8,2%.
Finally, the International Accounting Bulletin, awarded us the title of the most prestigious international awards, proclaiming "the Year Network" about 2015.
At BDO we are committed to the principles of transparency and integrity and of course to our vision «To be the leader for exceptional client service» that starts first of all from our excellent organization and our clear commitment to quality, promptness and reliability.
John B. Kalogeropoulos
Chairman & CEO