Wayne Berson

Chief Executive Officer


BDO Greater Washington, D.C.



Executive Summary

Wayne Berson is CEO of BDO USA, LLP and Chairman of the Global Board of Directors of BDO International, Ltd. He previously served as the Atlantic Assurance Regional Managing Partner and from 2010 through 2012 as the Presiding Member of the BDO Board of Directors. He also served as National Director of Not-for-Profit Services and was a co-founder of the BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence. His participation in key firm initiatives has included the BDO Women’s Initiative, BDO Alliance USA, national advertising campaign, international recruiting, IT Advisory Committee, Leadership Institute Committee and Marketing Task Force.

He has over 25 years of experience in all phases of client service and accounting practices.  He has served as the responsible partner in a variety of industries, including many which are deeply involved in multinational operations.  In addition to North America, he has directed engagements in Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Wayne has lectured on various accounting and management topics for various organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Association Executives, Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, and various others.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Past Member of the Private Companies Practice Section Executive Committee
Center for Audit Quality – Governing Board Member and Chair of Financial Oversight Committee
Federal City Council - Trustee
Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations - Board of Directors and Chair of Audit Committee
Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants -
Management of an Accounting Practice Committee Member,
Accounting Principles and Nonprofit Committee Member,
Past President of the Board of Governors Executive Committee
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
NPO (Nonprofit Organization) Cooperation Circle - Founding Member
CPA Government and Nonprofit Report - Editorial Advisory Board Member


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