Karen Fitzsimmons

Karen Fitzsimmons

Assurance Partner


BDO Greater Washington D.C.



Executive Summary

Karen has more than 26 years of experience in auditing and accounting matters, as well as in managing financial advisory projects specific to healthcare and nonprofit organizations. She has audited a wide variety of tax-exempt organizations, including healthcare systems, managed care organizations, continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, associations, membership organizations and foundations. She periodically consults with clients on regulatory compliance and reporting, internal control reviews, tax-exempt bond financings, tax-exempt merger/acquisition due diligence, fraud investigations, and business process/operational reviews. In addition, she serves as an expert witness in the healthcare arena.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Greater Washington Society of CPAs
Healthcare Financial Management Association
Maryland Association of CPAs


B.S., Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Community Involvement

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University-- Accounting Advisory Board
Women for Women International- Board Member, Executive Committee and Audit Committee Chair