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Phillip Austin
Firm: BDO USA, LLP

Phillip Austin has more than 27 years of public accounting experience, including client-facing service delivery; public policy, strategy and regulation; and audit quality and professional practice oversight. For a significant portion of his career, he has served in a client service partner role, providing audit and other attest services to a diverse mix of privately and publicly held clients. His experience includes auditing, ICFR attestation, IFRS and U.S. GAAP technical accounting advisory. He has substantial experience in establishing strategy and instituting transformation programs that change the way audits are delivered, and improving the audit experience for clients and professionals executing audits. Currently, he serves as the BDO’s National Managing Partner of Auditing. In this role, he oversees how we perform our Public and Private Company audit and attestation services, including the technical support functions for the Nonprofit, EBP and SOC practice groups. He focuses on refreshing our audit strategy, leading transformation of our approach to audit execution, enhancing our approach to audit methodology consultations with the practice, further developing the reach and depth of our global and IFRS services, and leading the National Audit Team. He currently chairs BDO’s Assurance Committee, which sets firm policy governing the delivery of audit and attestation services. He participates in developing and implementing the firm’s plan for improving audit quality and contribute to the firm’s annual Audit Quality Report.

Past Events

Women's Leadership Forum - Transforming Workplace Culture Webcast
Web Event
Jan 18, 2019
Women's Leadership Forum - Transforming Workplace Culture
Midtown Loft & Terrace
Jan 18, 2019