Kristen McCarthy

Kristen Mccarthy

Assurance Office Managing Partner


BDO Orange County Office



Executive Summary

Kristen McCarthy has more than 27 years of experience in public and private accounting. Prior to joining BDO, she was with a Big Four accounting firm and in private industry with Hughes Electronics, a Fortune 50 company. Her experience includes serving public, privately held and nonprofit companies in the technology, manufacturing and distribution, real estate, and service industries.
Kristen is skilled at working with publicly traded companies from initial public offerings to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 engagements. She has extensive experience assisting with clients’ Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filing requirements. Further, her Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) experience includes initial public and secondary offerings, private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions, debt offerings, merger and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and non-traded SEC registrant filings.  Kristen is a member of BDO’s Manufacturing and Distribution and Consumer Products practices.
Kristen’s leadership roles in the firm include co-chairing the Women’s Inclusion initiative, BDO Flex, and serving as a mentor in BDO’s Leadership Institute. She is a regular instructor at technical training events, is an active participant in the firm’s quality control efforts.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)


B.S., Accounting, University of Southern California


Community Involvement

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County (CASA), Executive Board Member and Treasurer