Brad Bird

Brad Bird

National Assurance Technical Partner


BDO Chicago National Office



Executive Summary

Brad Bird is the national technical partner of BDO’s Financial Institutions, Specialty Finance, and Insurance industry practices. He has over 18 years of public accounting experience and works closely with engagement teams and clients to resolve technical accounting, auditing, and financial reporting issues. Brad focuses on areas including accounting and auditing issues related to IPOs and CECL (ASC 326), and reviewing registration statements, private offering documents, and periodic SEC filings for compliance with GAAP and SEC requirements.

In addition to his national technical partner role, Brad also serves as the industry technical leader for the Financial Institutions & Specialty Finance industry practice. In that role his responsibilities include analyzing the impact of new accounting and auditing pronouncements, ensuring industry thought leadership is maintained and updated, and working to develop best practices for the group.

Brad also authors and presents technical training courses on GAAP, GAAS, and SEC-related subjects both within BDO and to external audiences.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society


B.S., Accounting, Albright College