Tammy Ricciardella

Tammy Ricciardella

Technical Director


BDO Greater Washington D.C. Office



Executive Summary

Tammy Ricciardella has more than 30 years of experience providing assurance services to a variety of clients, primarily in the nonprofit sector. She has extensive experience with audits of exempt organizations, including audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and the Uniform Guidance. Tammy was with BDO for over four years as a partner. Prior to this time, she was with Lang Group, Chartered and Grant Thornton. She left BDO in 2004 to pursue a career in private industry and the nonprofit arena. During this time she served as Chief Financial Officer of a technology company and interim Chief Financial Officer of National 4-H Council. She returned to BDO in January 2007 as a technical director.
In her role as Technical Director for the BDO Institute for Nonprofit ExcellenceSM, Tammy provides technical guidance for both BDO client service teams and their clients. In addition, she is the editor of BDO’s quarterly nonprofit sector newsletter, Nonprofit Standard. Tammy was also one of the authors of the BDO publication, How to Read Nonprofit Financial Statements: A Practical Guide.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Accounting, University of Maryland