Mark Andersen-BDO

Mark Andersen

Assurance Partner


BDO Greater Washington, D.C.



Executive Summary

Mark Andersen is a partner in the firm’s Assurance practice, with 19 years of public and corporate accounting experience. He works primarily with venture-backed information technology companies, venture capital funds and government contractors.
Mark’s clients range from early-stage startups to well-established middle-market enterprises with domestic and international operations. His background in both public accounting and private industry allows him to offer practical insight into his clients’ accounting issues. Mark provides the following services to his clients:
Attestation services including audits, reviews and compilations under both US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Consultation and advising on revenue recognition as it pertains to software licensing, vendor-specific objective evidence (VSOE), multiple-element arrangements, hosting, cloud computing and patent settlements
Due diligence engagements on behalf of acquirers and venture investors
Advising on complex equity transactions such as stock options, warrants, preferred stock investments and restricted stock grants
Development and implementation of effective internal controls over accounting and financial reporting
Providing insight into accounting and reporting under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 

Prior to joining BDO, Mark served as Partner at Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. He also served as the Controller at a venture-backed software development company in Reston, Virginia and at a large nonprofit organization in Erie, Pennsylvania. He also was a member of the government contracting and technology practice at American Express Tax & Business Services (now RSM McGladrey) in Rockville, Maryland.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
The Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)


B.S., Gannon University