Andrea Espinola Wilson

National Co-Leader, BDO USA

Andrea Wilson leads BDO's Nonprofit & Education practice and advises organizations, state and local governments, and institutions on a wide range of issues including pricing, compliance matters, cost allowability and recovery issues, cost accounting, procurement, and internal control and operational assessments. Andrea has assisted organizations respond to changing regulatory requirements and governmental audit inquiries and suspension and debarment proceedings. Her extensive experience includes a wide range of USG funding agencies including, USAID, DOS, DOE, FEMA, HUD, HHS, CDC and private foundations.

Having significant forensic accounting and internal controls evaluation experience, she has led numerous investigations involving matters related to employee misconduct, embezzlement, misappropriation of funds, bribery, self-dealing, kickbacks, ponzi schemes, fraudulent financial reporting, and whistleblower complaints. Andrea has conducted fraud risk assessments and implemented policies and procedures to address fraud risks and compliance with USG requirements.

Andrea has presented at numerous conferences on such topics as regulatory compliance, internal controls, cost allowbility, fraud prevention, risk assessments, and corporate governance. She is an accomplished finance and operations advisor with more than 20 years of experience providing leadership and improving compliance, financial, procurement, operations, human resource, budgeting and management systems. Her experience is achieving superior performance by designing and implementing operational systems and internal controls to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, accuracy and compliance.

Prior to consulting, Andrea held various senior level positions with international non-governmental and research institutions as well as an auditor with an international auditing firm. Andrea's vast industry knowledge ensures that solutions are grounded in practical, operational experience. Andrea is also a member of BDO's Institute for Nonprofit Excellence.