Connie Cheng Cunningham

Connie Cunningham

Tax Managing Director


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Connie Cheng Cunningham is a Managing Director in BDO’s National Tax Office Accounting Methods group. Based out of the firm’s Los Angeles office, Connie has nearly 15 years of experience in federal taxation and is well-versed in a variety of accounting methods issues, including income and expense recognition, capitalization, and Section 199.
She has extensive experience working with public and private clients across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, hospitality and gaming. In her current role, Connie handles a wide range of Section 199-related issues, including preparing and reviewing Section 199 computations and related technical memoranda and assisting clients with Section 199-related controversies. Connie also advises clients on federal income tax accounting issues such as income and expense recognition, tangible asset capitalization, and inventories. She assists taxpayers with controversies pending before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and has prepared and represented clients for letter rulings from the IRS National Office. Prior to joining BDO, she was a senior manager in a Big Four firm’s national tax practice.
Connie is co-author of Bloomberg BNA’s Section 199: Deduction Relating to Income Attributable to Domestic Production Activities.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Methods & Periods Technical Resource Panel, Vice Chair


B.A. (Magna Cum Laude), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)