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Fact Sheet BDO AG

Core Company Information
Company Name BDO AG
Company UID CHE-105.952.747
Alternative / previous Names BDO SA, BDO Ltd
BDO Visura
Visura Treuhand-Gesellschaft, Visura Société Fiduciaire, Visura Società Fiduciaria, Visura Auditing and Fiduciary Company
Domicile Zürich
Canton ZH
Legal Form Limited corporation
Firm Inscription Date 30.12.1932
Takeovers: BDO Visura International AG (CHE-101.311.259), per 29.11.2016
Continental Revision und Treuhand AG in Liquidation (CHE-102.133.983)
Fidirevisa SA (CHE-105.752.734), per 17.12.2015
BDO Sofirom SA (CHE-106.015.064), per 09.07.2013
Dr. Suter Treuhand AG (CHE-106.926.617), per 06.05.2010
FSA FIDUCIARIA SVIZZERA DEGLI ALBERGATORI DIVISIONE TICINO SA (CHE-110.366.118), per 09.07.2013
BDO Visura (Valais) SA (CHE-113.627.261), per 09.07.2013
FAOA Information
RAB ID 500705
RAB Permission state-regulated audit firm
FAOA License active
Link to FAOA website View auditor profile at FAOA
Branch offices (35) BDO AG (CHE-345.012.024) in Aarau (AG)   [+]
BDO AG (CHE-265.966.133) in Affoltern am Albis (ZH)
BDO AG (CHE-426.842.563) in Altdorf (UR) (UR)
BDO AG (CHE-229.255.214) in Baden (AG)
BDO AG (CHE-370.772.724) in Basel (BS)
BDO AG (CHE-430.259.378) in Bern (BE)
BDO AG (CHE-305.494.906) in Biel/Bienne (BE)
BDO AG (CHE-414.946.954) in Burgdorf (BE)
BDO AG (CHE-444.757.547) in Chur (GR)
BDO Visura (CHE-313.641.055) in Delémont (JU)
BDO SA (CHE-383.819.803) in Delémont (JU)
BDO SA (CHE-208.015.259) in Delémont (JU)
BDO Visura (CHE-421.671.283) in Egerkingen (SO)
BDO SA (CHE-347.141.454) in Epalinges (VD)
BDO AG (CHE-487.865.056) in Frauenfeld (TG)
Visura Société Fiduciaire (CHE-999.000.112) in Fribourg (FR)
BDO AG (CHE-314.312.594) in Glarus (GL)
BDO AG (CHE-327.753.565) in Grenchen (SO)
BDO AG (CHE-325.977.510) in Herisau (AR)
BDO AG (CHE-367.593.836) in Kreuzlingen (TG)
BDO AG (CHE-373.972.722) in Lachen (SZ)
BDO AG (CHE-132.773.704) in Lamone (TI)
BDO AG (CHE-408.158.150) in Langenthal (BE)
BDO AG (CHE-320.101.456) in Laufen (BL)
BDO AG (CHE-147.528.510) in Liestal (BL)
BDO AG (CHE-384.263.558) in Luzern (LU)
BDO Visura (CHE-325.058.313) in Nyon (VD)
BDO Visura (ADM-278.574.216) in Olten (SO)
BDO AG (CHE-303.222.254) in Olten (SO)
BDO SA (CHE-464.088.838) in Porrentruy (JU)
BDO SA (CHE-309.054.162) in Porrentruy (JU)
BDO AG (CHE-329.959.698) in Rüte (AI)
BDO AG (CHE-135.926.789) in Sarnen (OW)
BDO AG (CHE-161.247.777) in Schaffhausen (SH)
BDO SA (CHE-278.511.546) in Sion (VS)
BDO AG (CHE-389.731.986) in Solothurn (SO)
BDO AG (CHE-386.245.531) in St. Gallen (SG)
BDO AG (CHE-457.315.785) in Stans (NW)
BDO AG (CHE-384.985.628) in Steinhausen (ZG)
BDO AG (CHE-295.361.041) in Sursee (LU)
BDO SA (CHE-398.161.059) in Vernier (GE)
BDO SA (CHE-320.207.362) in Villars-sur-Glâne (FR)
BDO AG (CHE-345.180.503) in Wetzikon (ZH) (ZH)
BDO AG (CHE-363.697.773) in Wil (SG) (SG)
BDO Visura (CHE-316.539.499) in Zürich (ZH)
Membership in Associations EXPERTsuisse
SVIR
Number of auditors with permission 249  (23.73 audit engagements per employee on average)
Auditor Statistics

Average engagement duration: 8.6 years (max.: 28.1 years)

Total number of statutory audit engagements: 5'910 (Ranked #2 in Switzerland)

Change in number of audit engagements: +77 (since 31.12.2019), +110 (over the last 12 months)

Number of audit clients listed on a Swiss stock exchange: 16 (thereof 0 in the SMI, 0 in the SMI Expanded and 9 in the SPI)

Details regarding the distribution of the audit engagements across legal forms and cantons are depicted in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Limited corporation 497 2 18 446 161 110 106 176 29 32 40 353 22 73 90 113 16 302 95 46 121 65 204 69 224 751 4'161
Limited liability company 22     23 9 9 6 11 4 4 4 16 4   7 9 1 16 4 2 8   6 13 13 51 242
Foundation 116 1 9 134 34 62 12 26 9 9 14 78 2 14 22 36 2 86 16 12 29 15 56 15 21 249 1'079
Cooperative 28 1 1 35 5 3 8 1   6   25 1 2 1 1   9 2 9 3 2 7 1 3 77 231
Association 19     29 5 12 1 4 1 1   10       6   10     2   7   5 45 157
Special legal forms 2     3 1 1 1 6 2 2   2       2   5   1 4   4     4 40
684 4 28 670 215 197 134 224 45 54 58 484 29 89 120 167 19 428 117 70 167 82 284 98 266 1'177 5'910

This auditor is recorded as statutory auditor for 2039 deleted entities. These are not included in the table above.

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Audit Engagements by Branch Office

The 5'910 statutory audits are performed by the branch offices as indicated in the table below.

  AG AI AR BE BL BS FR GE GL GR JU LU NE NW OW SG SH SO SZ TG TI UR VD VS ZG ZH
Aarau 435     17 18 10     1     16   1   2   24 5 4 1 1 2   14 65 616
Affoltern am Albis 6                                                 13 19
Altdorf (UR) 1                         2         10     66     4   83
Baden 102     5 1 2           4     1 2   4 3           3 13 140
Basel 7     6 61 114       1   4     2     6 2   4 5 1   3 12 228
Bern 15     266 1 2 22 2 1 6 1 13 3 1   2 1 8 5 9 1 1 7 8 5 34 414
Biel/Bienne       71 1 4   3     2   1         3               9 94
Burgdorf 3     63     1                     3               3 73
Chur                   30           1       3             34
Delémont       2             4   2                           8
Epalinges 1     1   1 9 21     11   5         1 1       207 8 2   268
Frauenfeld                               1       7         1 2 11
Glarus     1 2         32             12     1             16 64
Grenchen       25   1                 1 1   75     1   1   1 6 112
Herisau   1 3                 1       2     1             2 10
Lachen 12     1   2     3 1           6     31     1     3 20 80
Lamone       1     3 4   1                     148   1   2 5 165
Langenthal       87                           3                 90
Laufen         17                         12                 29
Liestal 7       90 34         2     3       7 1           2 9 155
Luzern 13     12 3 1       7   290   21 23 6   1 5   5 2 1 4 39 34 467
Olten 8     7 1   1       1 1           48             3   70
Porrentruy               1                                     1
Porrentruy                     32                               32
Sarnen 1                     3   1 62     1             3 1 72
Sion             1 2                             9 67     79
Solothurn 3     65 4   2         1 1         225   1 1   1   1 16 321
St. Gallen 1 1 21 2     1   1 2           104 7 1 2 32     1   2 18 196
Stans 1                     9   52 10     1       5     1 1 80
Steinhausen 6   1 6 1 1           8 1   1 1     2           90 9 127
Sursee 12     3 2   1   2     114 1 4 6     2   1     1   4 3 156
Vernier       1     5 172       1 8   1           1   33 3 3 5 233
Villars-sur-Glâne           2 86           6           2       11 4 2 3 116
Wetzikon (ZH) 4     1         1     1     1 2 1   3 2         2 116 134
Zürich 46 2 2 26 15 23 2 19 4 6 5 18 1 4 12 25 10 3 43 11 5 1 8 4 76 762 1'133
684 4 28 670 215 197 134 224 45 54 58 484 29 89 120 167 19 428 117 70 167 82 284 98 266 1'177 5'910

Show client list for Aarau, Affoltern am Albis, Altdorf (UR), Baden, Basel, Bern, Biel/Bienne, Burgdorf, Chur, Delémont, Epalinges, Frauenfeld, Glarus, Grenchen, Herisau, Lachen, Lamone, Langenthal, Laufen, Liestal, Luzern, Olten, Porrentruy, Porrentruy, Sarnen, Sion, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Stans, Steinhausen, Sursee, Vernier, Villars-sur-Glâne, Wetzikon (ZH), Zürich.

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Latest audit engagements
These are this auditor's latest audit engagements.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile Start Date Type of switch Auditor Branch
Alternative Investment Solutions SA CHE-396.664.740 Genève 18.09.2020 First auditor Vernier
Alzheimer Schweiz CHE-113.807.521 Bern 18.09.2020 First auditor Bern
Kolmar Fibres AG CHE-101.120.647 Zug 18.09.2020 Auditor switch Steinhausen
STIFTUNG LEBENSORTE CHE-110.073.403 Weinfelden 18.09.2020 Auditor switch St. Gallen
VIVANTA AG CHE-394.461.232 Luzern 16.09.2020 First auditor Bern
Discontinued audit engagements
The following audit engagements were lost recently, either to a competitor, due to auditor resignation or due to an opting out.
 
Client Name Client UID Domicile End Date Reason Auditor Branch
Kurt Büchler AG, Bedachungen CHE-107.084.116 Bischofszell 15.09.2020 Opting-out St. Gallen
Bell Integration Switzerland GmbH CHE-261.230.085 Zürich 11.09.2020 Opting-out Zürich
Witschi Detox AG CHE-108.729.306 Langenthal 09.09.2020 Opting-out Langenthal
Intoil SA, en liquidation CHE-115.264.525 Genève 07.09.2020 Opting-out Vernier
BGI Bertil Grimme AG Insurance Brokers CHE-103.619.573 Zug 04.09.2020 Auditor switch Zürich