Joanne Szupka

Joanne Szupka

Assurance Director, Northeast Region Practice Leader


BDO Philadelphia Office



Executive Summary

Joanne has over 15 years of accounting experience in the area of employee benefit plans (EPBs). She has been responsible for all areas relating to audits and reviews of single employer, multiemployer and multiple-employer sponsored plans, including defined benefit, defined contribution, 403(b), employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), and health and welfare benefit plans. 
Joanne is a member of BDO’s National Employee Benefit Plan Practice and oversees the Philadelphia Employee Benefit Plan Practice. Her responsibilities include the development of training at the national and local levels and focus reviews for high-risk engagements. Joanne regularly provides industry insights and thought leadership on EBPs and is a frequent speaker at BDO events.
Within her local office, Joanne is the BDO Counts Coordinator and serves as local co-champion for the firm’s Women’s Inclusion Program. As part of her involvement with these programs, Joanne is tasked with developing events that challenge the office and promote the growth of employees.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
   Past President of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter
   Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) Committee Member
   EBP Conference Chair (2015-2016)
   EBP Technical Committee Chair (2016-2017)
Professional Women’s Roundtable


B.A., West Virginia University