Thomas Elder

Assurance Partner

CPA

BDO Houston Office

713-407-3959

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Executive Summary

Tom has more than 25 years of public accounting experience (nine years with “Big 4”) serving public and private companies, plus four years corporate experience (internal audit & financial reporting) with Westlake Chemical, a Houston-based Fortune 1000 chemical company.

Tom has an extensive SEC background, including numerous leadership positions dealing with SEC matters. He also has extensive experience in the energy industry, including in the exploration and production sector. Tom serves some of the firm’s largest clients, including many with international operations.

Tom has previously served for many years as a member of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s SEC Regulations Committee, a 17 member group that meets periodically with SEC staff to discuss emerging technical accounting and reporting issues relating to SEC rules and regulations.
Tom also has previously served as the Chair of the AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force.  

Professional Affiliations

AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s SEC Regulations Committee
AICPA Center for Audit Quality’s Smaller Firm Task Force
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Houston Chapter of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants 

Education

B.S., Accounting, University of Houston