Angela Newell

National Assurance Partner


BDO Dallas Office



Executive Summary

Angela Newell has more than 20 years of experience in both auditing and operational and financial reporting. Before joining BDO, she served as the Vice President – Corporate Controller for Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., a publicly traded restaurant company created in 2012 through the spin-off of its two brands from a former parent company. Prior to Fiesta, Angela served as the Vice President of Revenue Assurance and Corporate Controller for Clearwire Inc., a publicly traded provider of wireless internet services that is now part of Sprint. Angela began her career in auditing with a large national firm, including a rotation in their national office.
Angela is responsible for working with audit engagement teams to determine the appropriate accounting for a variety of topics, including those related to the new revenue recognition and leasing standards. Angela's industry specializations include restaurants, retail and consumer products, telecommunications, and technology.
Angela served a four-year rotation on the Financial Reporting Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) where she was an industry representative, and currently serves as a member of the AICPA's Revenue Recognition Working Group.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)


M.S., Accounting, University of Arkansas
B.S., Mathematics, University of Arkansas