James Gerace - BDO Chicago

James Gerace

National Assurance Partner


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

James Gerace has over 30 years of experience in public accounting. In his capacity as BDO’s Central Region Technical Director of Assurance Services, Jim works extensively with the firm’s clients and engagement teams to review Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and resolve related accounting, auditing and reporting issues.
Prior to becoming Technical Director Jim worked full-time with clients, primarily public and private multi-national corporations, and he continues to serve clients on a part-time basis. This work has included:  
Leading and managing hundreds of audit and consulting engagements for a diverse client base
Participating in internal control projects and assessments as part of financial statement audits and as an independent reviewer
Assisting clients with mergers, acquisitions, hostile takeovers and divestitures, including transaction structuring, financial due diligence, purchase and disposal accounting, and consulting on post-transaction disputes and integration
Guiding entrepreneurial companies through successful initial public offerings (IPOs), including equity offerings, debt offerings, split-offs and reverse mergers into other public companies
Working and advising companies on secondary offerings and other modes of raising capital
Providing technical assistance to both his clients and his colleagues on complex transactions and reporting requirements
Participating in arbitration matters, discussions with the SEC, internal and external training, and a variety of other client and internal projects.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Chair of Audit and Assurance Services Committee


B.S., Accounting, University of Illinois