Stephen Masterson - BDO Los Angeles

Stephen Masterson

Risk Advisory Services Managing Director; National Industry Leader - Financial Institutions & Specialty Finance


BDO Los Angeles Office



Executive Summary

Stephen Masterson is BDO’s West Region practice leader and Financial Services leader for Risk Advisory Services. He has more than 26 years of combined experience in public accounting, advisory services, and private industry. In this role, Stephen is responsible for the oversight, market strategy, and delivery of risk advisory services including internal audit, internal control assessment and testing, corporate governance, pre-IPO readiness, regulatory compliance, risk management, Sarbanes-Oxley, and complex capital, finance, and treasury risk management.

Stephen’s background includes 17 years in Big Four and Global 7 public accounting firms as both an audit partner and a consulting partner, six years as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for three publicly-held companies, and three years as the senior banking officer and chief credit officer for a Fortune 500 bank and brokerage firm. His clients have include a variety of middle market and Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of industries including financial services, energy/utilities, retail, and technology.

Professional Affiliations

American Bankers Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Bankers Association
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Institute of Internal Auditors
New York Bankers Association


B.S., Commerce and Business Administration with a Major in Accounting, The University of Alabama
Certificate Degree, Digital Strategies for Business, Columbia Business School
Certificate Degree, Negotiation, HBX Harvard Business School
Certificate Degree, Psychology of Leadership, Cornell University