Christopher Carson

National Government Contracting Practice Lead


BDO Greater Washington, D.C.



Executive Summary

Chris serves as the Assurance Practice Office Managing Partner of BDO’s Center of Excellence for Government Contracting.  The Center, operating out of the firm’s Greater Washington D.C. Metro Office in McLean VA, both supports and collaborates with BDO offices around the country and the world to develop innovative and practical accounting, compliance, operational, and tax strategies for all entities contracting and supporting the federal government.   

Chris has substantial experience in auditing, consulting, and leading the financial management of government contractors.  He is one of the founding partners of BDO’s government contracting practice, which has grown from 6 individuals in 1994 to over 100 individuals today.  The group specializes in supporting all aspects of the financial and compliance management needs of government contractors, including financial audits, income tax preparation, income tax planning, merger and acquisition support, growth and exit strategies, A-133 and other compliance audits, FAR compliance support and strategies, cost accounting matters and indirect rate design, strategic planning, proposal and pricing development, accounting system selection / design / implementation, outsourced CFO / accounting support, and more.

With more than 30 years of public and corporate accounting experience, Chris has supported a wide spectrum of government contractors, including small business / start-ups subject to SBA and set aside regulations, growing middle-market companies, and large multi-billion organizations – both privately and publicly-held providing professional services, software and technology development, manufacturing, equipment resale, and more.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association for Corporate Growth
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
Northern Virginia Technology Council
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Commerce (Accounting), University of Virginia