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Michele Schmittel

Global Statutory Audit Practice Leader international Liaison Principal


Executive Summary

Michele leads the Global Statutory Audit Practice and is the International Liaison Principal for BDO USA. She collaborates between the US and 160 countries and territories in which BDO operates, and leads the US International Practice, which is home to the firm’s 12 international desks supporting cross-border engagements. Michele speaks German and Spanish and completed a secondment at BDO in Germany. Prior to BDO, Michele worked at a large global accounting firm in Frankfurt for four years and at a dual-listed multinational company overseeing revenue recognition for Latin America, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Michele has more than 20 years of international professional experience in industry and public accounting, including audits of both public and private companies. She also collaborates with the Representative of German Industry and Trade, a nonprofit organization that encourages the deepening of the German-American economic and trade relationship. 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Bachelor of Science, Butler University