Cliff Sussman - BDO Cleveland

Clifford Sussman

Partner; Business Services and Outsourcing National Leader


BDO Cleveland - Solon Road Office



Executive Summary

Cliff Sussman leads various areas of BDO’s national Business Services and Outsourcing practice. With more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, he works with clients in a variety of industries to transform their business resulting in revenue growth, improved profitability, and risk reduction through optimizing their organization’s operational infrastructure. He focuses on providing businesses exceptional client service utilizing BDODrive. In this role, he leads a group of talented professionals that provide outsourced accounting, tax, and advisory services for clients. 

Cliff began his career in South Africa where he gained valuable experience as an audit manager. His passion is adding value for his clients with his team that evaluates and benchmarks key business functions to develop an integrated accounting, finance, and human capital approach to meet overall client objectives. His team also provides core accounting functions such as financial reporting and transaction processing.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants


Graduate Degree, Specialized Accounting, University of South Africa
B.A., Science, University of South Africa

Community Involvement

American Jewish Committee
Gross Schechter School
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Solon Soccer Club