Susan Friend

Susan Friend

National Assurance Director - Nonprofit & Government


BDO Fort Lauderdale Office



Executive Summary

Susan Friend has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting focusing in the government sector. She most recently served as the Director of the Accounting Division for Broward County, FL, the 15th largest county in the country where she was responsible for establishing accounting policies to ensure compliance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, as well as the coordination of the annual audit process and the preparation of the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). ​

As part of BDO’s National Assurance Nonprofit and Government group, Susan’s responsibilities include:​

  • Supporting audit engagement teams and our alliance firm network around the country by researching complex auditing and reporting problems, including engagement-specific issues. ​

  • Researching and disseminating information related to recent pronouncements issued by the GASB and others that set standards for the government sector. ​

  • Applying technical knowledge to develop, administer, and deliver assurance training courses or presentation materials. ​

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Government Finance Officers Association
Government Finance Officers Association


B.S., Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University