Phil Forret

Phil Forret

Assurance Partner


BDO Dallas Office



Executive Summary

Phil Forret has more than 30 years of assurance and auditing experience, including more than 16 years with BDO. He leads the Texas Insurance and Technology practices. Phil has extensive experience planning, supervising, and reviewing annual financial statement audits, pre-clearance letters, initial public offerings (IPOs), and preparing and reviewing various types of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), merger and reverse merger, and other regulatory filings. He currently is the engagement partner for two publicly held companies. Phil has assisted multiple clients with acquisitions, including such private equity firms as Highland Capital Management, LP, Insight Equity and Prophet Equity. 
Phil also serves as an instructor for BDO’s national continuing professional education (CPE) conferences. Before joining BDO, Phil served as a division chief financial officer for Champion Enterprises.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Dallas Chapter


B.B.A, Accounting, University of Northern Iowa