Liza Prossnitz

National Assurance Director


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Liza Prossnitz is a Director in BDO’s National Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Department. She has 28 years of accounting experience, including 17 years in public accounting. She also served as the director of external reporting at a Chicago-based Fortune 500 company. Before Liza joined BDO, she wrote the SEC content for CCH's Accounting Research Manager. At CCH, she authored the book, SEC Disclosures Checklists. Prior to CCH, Liza was a Principal in Arthur Andersen's Professional Standards Group. She teaches the fundamentals of SEC accounting and disclosure at BDO’s SEC Conference and is a frequent presenter on complex financial instruments.  

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)


M.B.A., Accounting, Columbia University
B.A., Anthropology, Vassar College