Jeff Ward

Third-Party Attestation Practice Leader


BDO St. Louis Office



Executive Summary

With more than 28 years of professional experience, Jeff is responsible for the coordination of assurance and audit-related services for BDO’s St. Louis office. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including software, large government agencies, and financial service, as well as entertainment, online retailing, and application services.

Jeff was named “one of the top 100 St. Louisans to know to improve your business” by Small Business Monthly and was also honored with the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants’ “Innovative User of Technology” Award.

Jeff has authored several security/privacy articles for IBM, CCH, CIO Magazine and the Journal of Accountancy.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, IT/Public Key Infrastructure Task Force; SysTrust/WebTrust Task Force, Founding Member and Vice Chairman
EC Council, Member
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC Council)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2)
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Board Member 
Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA)


B.S., Business Administration – Accounting, Southeast Missouri State University

Community Involvement

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of Missouri, Board Member
Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer/Fundraising Committee