John Woodward

John Woodward

Tax Partner; Income Tax Accounting Central Regional Leader

BDO Chicago National Office



Executive Summary

John Woodward is a Tax Partner in the BDO Chicago office with more than 14 years of experience serving both public and private domestic and multinational companies in a variety of industries. John is also BDO’s Central Regional ASC 740 Leader overseeing ASC 740 services across ten different offices.  ​

John has worked with both public and private companies in the manufacturing, distribution, technology, and life science industries manage their total tax liabilities. This includes developing tax efficient structure both domestically and worldwide, overseeing the tax return compliance process, overseeing the preparation and review of ASC 740 income tax provisions including income tax uncertainties, and managing federal and state revenue examinations.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society


M.S., Taxation, DePaul University
B.A., Accounting, DePaul University

Community Involvement

John is on the associates board of Ladder Up, which provides hardworking people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder.