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Dawn Williford

Partner; Risk Advisory Services South Region Leader

BDO Houston Office



Executive Summary

Dawn Williford has more than 15 years of internal audit, vendor construction audit, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and other advisory experience. She has managed a significant number of vendor and construction audits, as well as outsourced and co-sourced internal audit functions. She has also assisted newly public companies successfully achieve year-one SOX compliance. 

Dawn has managed large-scale internal audit, internal controls advisory, and SOX engagements, with teams ranging in size from 3 to 15 staff. She has assisted clients with design and implementation of their internal controls framework, and led the team that developed the Risk Advisory COSO 2013 methodology. Dawn assists clients with the development of their internal audit department and serves as the chief audit executive for her outsourced internal audit clients.

Dawn has managed a vendor construction audit for a large midstream energy company with recoveries in excess of $3.7 million and a vendor audit for a large oil and gas acquisition, exploitation, and exploration company with recoveries in excess of $1.2 million. She has identified millions of dollars in cost recoveries for her clients, found major control weaknesses, investigated allegations of fraud, and recommended and implemented appropriate action plans to strengthen internal controls.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Institute of Internal Auditors


B.B.A., Finance, University of Texas

Community Involvement

Fort Bend Texas Exes
Long Meadow Farms Swim Club