Brian Vazzana - BDO Chicago

Brian Vazzana

IS and Assurance Services Partner




Executive Summary

Brian Vazzana has 13 years of professional experience and serves in both information technology and financial audit capacities. He manages BDO’s Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio Information Systems (IS) Assurance practices and provides support to BDO’s Michigan IS Assurance practice.
Brian has worked on a range of internal controls projects, including Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 (SOC 1) reporting, Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance testing, and information technology general control reviews. In his role as an IS assurance specialist, Brian reviews and documents BDO clients’ accounting systems and controls, while identifying control weaknesses and providing recommendations for their remediation.
In May 2012, Brian’s article on SOC examinations, “SOC Progress Report,” was published in the ISACA Journal. His April 2013 article on information technology general controls assessments, “The Information Systems Auditor Unmasked,” was published in the ISACA JournalOnline.
Brian’s experience also includes leading and conducting financial statement audits for various companies, both public and private, primarily in the technology, software, distribution, manufacturing and professional services industries.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


B.S., Accounting and Finance, DePaul University