Dick Larkin

Dick Larkin

Assurance Director


BDO McLean Office



Executive Summary

Dick Larkin is technical director for nonprofit accounting and auditing for the Institute for Nonprofit Excellence in the Washington, D.C. area office of BDO USA, LLP. Previously he was technical director in the Not-for-Profit Industry Services Group in the national office of a Big Four firm, with responsibility for assisting firm partners and staff worldwide with accounting and auditing issues involving not-for-profit organizations.

He has been a member of the governing boards of several nonprofit organizations, including Children’s Hospice International, the Grass Foundation, the Nonprofit Management Association, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Applied Research and Development Institute, and the Washington Cathedral Choral Society (also a singing member of the chorus). He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the AICPA and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.  He is an adjunct professor of not-for-profit management at Georgetown University, and as a member of the Peace Corps taught business administration at Haile Sellassie I University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA):  Nonprofit Organizations Committee (3 terms)
AICPA Nonprofit Task Force, Chairman
Financial Accounting Standards Board, Nonprofit Organizations Accounting Task Force
Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee for Revisions of Form 990
International Committee on Fundraising Organizations, London, Invited Speaker


M.B.A., Harvard University
B.A., Physical sciences, Harvard University

Community Involvement

Cathedral Choral Society
Children’s Hospice International
Council of Better Business Bureaus - Charitable Solicitations Standards Review Panel
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Evangelical Joint Accounting Committee (Author of Accounting and Financial Reporting Guide for Christian Ministries - 1994, 1997, & 2001 editions)
Georgetown University, Adjunct professor, Not-for-Profit Financial Management
Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants - Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee
Harvard Glee Club Foundation
Joint Liaison Committee to Revise Standards of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Voluntary Health and Welfare Organizations  (The Black Book) - 3rd & 4th editions
Nonprofit Management Association, Board of Directors--Treasurer
The Grass Foundation (neurobiological research)