Darin Kempke

Darin Kempke

Assurance Office Managing Partner


BDO Chicago National Office



Executive Summary

As the Assurance Office Managing Partner in the firm's Chicago office, Darin puts his more than 29 years of experience to work overseeing the office’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Assurance practice. A respected leader in public accounting, audit, and corporate finance, he draws upon an extensive Big Four and public company background to provide exceptional service quality to clients across industries.

At the foundation of Darin’s leadership is his technical understanding of SEC filings and rules, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) rules, technical and complex issues, and registrant audits. As a leader in navigating the complexities of SEC registrant engagements, Darin has built and led teams of public accounting specialists to create whole-sector solutions in response to new legislation and policies, regulations, and standards.

Throughout his career, Darin has contributed to hundreds of initial public offering (IPO) and public financing transactions involving the issuance of public equity and debt securities, SEC filings, and multi-national merger and acquisition (M&A) deals. This work has expanded his knowledge in the areas of U.S. and international generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) conversions, purchase price calculations, document filing and reporting requirements, and business model development.

Darin has been a featured speaker and panelist at industry events in the areas of technical accounting and auditing standards, including SEC, PCAOB and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
University of Kansas School of Business Accounting & Information Systems Advisory Council


B.S., Accounting/Business Administration, University of Kansas