Wayne Berson

Chief Executive Officer


BDO Greater Washington D.C. Office



Executive Summary

Wayne Berson is the Chief Executive Officer of BDO USA, LLP. He previously served as the Assurance Managing Partner for the Atlantic Region and from 2010 through 2012 as Chairman of the BDO Board of Directors. He has participated in and led a broad range of key firm initiatives, including the Women’s Initiative, Alliance Program, National Ad Campaign, International Recruiting Initiative, IT Advisory Committee, Leadership Institute Committee and Marketing Task Force.  Wayne is also Chair of the Global Board of Directors of BDO International, Ltd.
Wayne has been interviewed in numerous national and accounting publications, including Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Practical Accountant, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as various state accounting magazines. In 2012 and 2013, the Washington Business Journal named him as one of the Washington, D.C. region’s 100 most powerful business leaders. He has been included in Accounting Today’s list of the top 100 most influential people since 2013, and in 2017 he joined their list of Managing Partner Elites. Since 2015 he has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100, and in 2016 he was presented with the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA) Outstanding Service to the Profession Award.

Professional Affiliations

30% Club U.S., Founding Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Private Companies Practice Section Executive Committee, Past Member
Nominations Committee
Center for Audit Quality, Governing Board Member and Chair of Financial Oversight Committee
CPA Government and Nonprofit Report Editorial Advisory Board
Greater Washington Society of CPAs (GWSCPA)
Management of an Accounting Practice Committee
Accounting Principles and Nonprofit Committee
Board of Governors Executive Committee, Past President
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Governance Fellow
Virginia Association of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)


B.Comm, Accounting, University of Cape Town
Accounting Science degree, Honors, University of South Africa