Christopher Tower

Christopher Tower

BDO USA ESG Strategy and Services Leader; National Managing Partner – Quality, Independence and Assurance Risk Management

CPA

BDO Orange County Office

714-668-7320

vCard

Executive Summary

As the firm’s ESG Strategy and Services Leader, Christopher is responsible for the oversight of BDO’s corporate environmental, social and governance strategy, defining ESG vision, policies, and practices, and examining and integrating sustainable business practices into corporate culture and everyday operations. He also leads the firm’s ESG Leadership Team and Center of Excellence, comprising professionals with deep ESG knowledge, which helps clients, and BDO professionals address ESG-related client needs and sustainability regulatory and reporting requirements. In this role, Christopher represents the firm amongst the standard setting, investor, board, corporate and issuer communities.

Christopher is a member of BDO’s Executive Team, a group of senior leaders responsible for determining and communicating the firm’s strategic priorities and key opportunities for sustainable growth.

Additionally, Christopher oversees the Assurance Quality Management, Inspection and Risk Management functions as well as the firm’s Independence function. These key functions support the delivery of high-quality audits in compliance with professional standards.

Christopher Tower has 38 years of public accounting experience, including client-facing service delivery, practice operational oversight, and audit quality and professional practice oversight. He has provided audit and other attest services to a diverse mix of privately and publicly held clients across an array of industries.

PREVIOUS ROLES:
BDO’s National Managing Partner for Audit Quality and Professional Practice
BDO’s West Regional Managing Partner
BDO’s Board of Directors
BDO’s Audit Quality Committee
BDO’s Assurance Committee

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Center for Audit Quality, Professional Practice Executive Committee

Education

B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley

Community Involvement

Laguna College of Art & Design, Board Trustee and Executive Committee Member
Pacific Symphony of Orange County, Board Trustee and Executive Committee Member