Kristen McCarthy was voted on to CASA’s Board of Directors in March 2014. In August 2015, the Board voted her on as our Board Treasurer.
Kristen, Assurance Partner for BDO, has over 26 years of experience in public and private accounting. Prior to joining BDO, she was with a “Big 4” accounting firm and in private industry with Hughes Electronics, a Fortune 50 company. Her experience includes serving public, privately held and nonprofit companies in the manufacturing, biotech, hospitality, distribution, real estate, service, and high technology industries. Further, she functions as the Orange County office employee benefit plan expert.
Kristen is skilled at working with publicly traded companies from initial public offerings to 404 engagements. She has assisted clients involved in acquisitions and divestiture activities and is well versed with the accounting issues unique to those transactions. Kristen maintains extensive A-133 and nonprofit experience. She has worked with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations including public foundations, trade associations, charitable organizations, and assisted living/skilled nursing facilities. She is active in leadership roles within BDO, including Co-Chair of the Women’s Initiative, BDO Flex, and as a mentor to BDO’s Leadership Institute. She is a regular instructor at technical training events and is an active member of the Firm’s quality control efforts.