Rebecca M. McDonald
Rebecca (Becky) McDonald, CPA, is a partner with 25 years of experience providing CFO advisory services and financial transformation support to her clients at CohnReznick, LLP. She is focused on providing a range of business advisory services, such as outsourced and project-based accounting support, SEC reporting, audit and IPO and SPAC readiness, internal control and process improvement analysis, and due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions.
Becky has served as the acting outsourced CFO/controller for several of the Firm’s clients and has provided post-transaction acquisition accounting support on a number of deals including integration of finance departments and system conversions. Becky also assists renewable energy, REITs, hospitality and technology companies, government contractors and large not-for-profit entities by providing long-term accounting and financial reporting support. She has experience in helping large, publicly traded REITS with their financial restatement processes and restructuring of accounting departments. Becky advises the Firm’s clients on daily accounting issues, revenue recognition, lease analysis, and accounting for complex equity transactions. Becky is also leading adoption efforts of the new revenue and lease pronouncements for publicly traded and large private companies. She stays abreast of the latest accounting guidance and provides related implementation support in a variety of capacities.
Becky has extensive audit experience both managing and providing independent review of attest engagements for technology and government contracting clients as well as employee benefit plans. Prior to joining the Firm, Becky was a controller with InforMax, a publicly traded software company, where she built a finance team and supervised the company’s daily activities. She was instrumental in the company’s initial public offering, facilitated SEC filings, and managed the accounting and investment functions. Becky began her career at Watkins Meegan, LLC as a staff accountant providing both attest and tax services.
Becky is a frequent speaker on accounting topics most recently presenting for Bloomberg and at the AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference.
EducationBS, Accounting, Elon University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and Virginia