Lewis Sharpstone

Assurance Partner


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

A nonprofit specialist, Lewis Sharpstone leads BDO’s Nonprofit practice in the West Region. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with over 200 nonprofits, large and small, in every sector of the industry, including:
  • Education (including higher education, independent schools and charter schools)
  • Healthcare (including Federally Qualified Health Centers)
  • Social service organizations (including those dealing with homelessness, hunger, children, and individuals with special needs)
  • Arts and cultural institutions (including performing arts organizations and museums)
  • Associations
  • Religious organizations
  • Foundations
  • Nonprofits with an international focus
To date, Lewis has conducted over 1,500 audits and for those nonprofits that receive government funds, he is qualified to conduct them under the requirements of Uniform Guidance.

Lewis is extremely active in the community and has served on several boards, including the California State Summer School for the Arts, the Southern California Center for Nonprofit Management, Dubnoff Center and Temple Kol Tikvah. He is also the Volunteer Advisor to the Audit Committee of the 49ers Foundation.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of CPAs (CalCPA), Governing Council Member
California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Chair
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Fellow


B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Community Involvement

Entertainment Industry Foundation, Board Member and Member of Finance Committee
Center for Southern California Studies, Community Advisory Board Member