Cathy Stopyra

Cathy Stopyra

Tax Managing Director


BDO Woodbridge Office



Executive Summary

Cathy has extensive public accounting and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) experience and currently analyzes clients’ IRS tax accounts, addresses various client inquiries, and resolves related problems and concerns. She is knowledgeable in the areas of account analysis, review of IRS tax examination reports, payment application, interpretation and resolution of IRS notices, interest computation, and penalty administration.
Prior to joining BDO, Cathy served as a member of the accounts and interest group within the tax controversy and risk management services practice at Ernst & Young. She also worked in several capacities while at the IRS, including positions as tax auditor, problem resolution caseworker, internal revenue agent, employment tax specialist, and senior reviewer in quality measurement. She also coordinated the interest program and implemented required area procedures for examination staff. As the restricted interest coordinator, Cathy gained a thorough understanding of account analyses and the application of the interest provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.


B.A., Thomas Edison State College