Ellyn Bess

Ellyn Bess

STS Global Employer Services Partner - Compensation and Benefits


BDO Norfolk Office



Executive Summary

Ellyn Bess leads the Comp and Benefits Practice for BDO’s Norfolk office. As a specialist in retirement planning services, Ellyn consults with clients on the establishment and administration of retirement plans, taxation of employee benefits, and other qualified retirement plan matters. Her retirement plan administration experience includes retirement plan design consultation, 401(k) profit sharing plan administration, and employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) administration.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The ESOP Association
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), Member and Past President of Tidewater Chapter 


B.S., Accounting, Ball State University

Community Involvement

Greenbrier Country Club Board of Governors, Past Member
Meals on Wheels of Chesapeake, Past Secretary/Treasurer
Norfolk Sunrise Rotary Club, Program Chair
United Way Professional Advisory Committee Past Member