Lawrence Bakst

Lawrence Bakst

Senior Director, Information Systems


BDO New York - Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

Larry Bakst is a Senior Director with BDO in the New York office. With over 35 years of experience in information systems and auditing management, he is responsible for directing and conducting information systems audits, security reviews, SAS 70 and System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting engagements, and internal IS audit services for Fortune 1000 companies and small businesses including insurance, banking, manufacturing,  telecommunications, financial services, not-for-profit, healthcare, retail, gaming, hospitality and technology industry clients in the New York Metro area as well as in the Atlantic and Southeast.

He works with both application controls and information technology general controls related to Sarbanes-Oxley for banking, financial services, insurance, retail, telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and construction companies. He also provides consulting assistance to clients in the areas of accounting software package evaluation and selection, hardware evaluation and physical site planning. Larry is also involved in continuing education on IS Assurance and expanding the use of CAAT’s (Computer Assisted Audit Techniques).

A Certified Systems Professional (CSP), Larry is currently a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Computer Security Institute.

Professional Affiliations

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Computer Security Institute
Technology Section of the AICPA


M.B.A, Fordham University
B.B.A, Hofstra University