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Matt Cromwell

Assurance Principal; Africa Desk Leader


Executive Summary

Matt Cromwell is a princiapl with BDO’s Assurance practice with extensive experience working with large nonprofit organizations, with a focus on international operations, performing assurance and consulting services both within the U.S. and globally. Matt joined BDO in January 2009 after serving 15 years at a Big Four firm in various capacities. His experience includes:

  • Planning, performing, and supervising a wide array of financial statement audits.
  • Performing work in over 30 international locations for his NGO clients.
  • Analyzing internal controls and policies, and writing accounting policies and procedure manuals.
  • Interfacing regularly with audit committees, providing both governance insight and commentary on adequacy of the client’s accounting functions.
  • Working with organizations with multiple non-profit and for profit entities.
  • Performing donor audits for multiple clients with a wide range of deliverables.
  • Advising on U.S. government appropriations and related accounting for federal requirements.
  • Conducting compliance audits for organizations receiving significant federal funding from many different agencies under the Uniform Guidance.
  • Performing and reviewing program specific compliance audits, and agreed-upon procedures engagements for many donors, including SIDA, UNITAID, Global Fund, German Development Bank (“KfW”), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DFID, and many others. 
  • Consulting with clients on internal control reviews, policies and procedures manuals, indirect cost analyses, OMB Circular A-122 and A-110 matters, and audits by federal and private grantors.
  • Developing both non-profit and Uniform Guidance training for BDO nationally.
  • Frequent speaker on matters focused on international non-governmental organizations.

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • George Mason University Accounting Advisory Council for almost 15 years (past council president)
  • Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • B.S., Accounting, George Mason University