Tammy Ricciardella

Tammy Ricciardella

National Assurance Director, Nonprofit Government


BDO McLean 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. 

As part of BDO’s National Assurance Nonprofit and Government group, Tammy’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 FASB and others that set standards for the nonprofit sector.
  • Applying technical knowledge to develop, administer, and deliver assurance training courses or presentation materials.
In addition, Tammy is a 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