Dawn Williford

South Region Leader, Risk Advisory Services

BDO Houston Office

713-407-3867

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Executive Summary

Dawn Williford has over 15 years of internal audit, vendor construction audit, SOX compliance and other consulting experience. Prior to joining BDO, Dawn was at UHY Advisors TX, LLC for 11 years and before that, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dawn 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 consulting 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

Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Education

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

Community Involvement

Fort Bend Texas Exes
Long Meadow Farms Swim Club, Treasurer