Monica Modi Dalwadi

Monica Modi Dalwadi


Managing Principal

+1 (703) 923 8559

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As managing principal of the Washington D.C. metro region, Monica Modi Dalwadi provides oversight and leadership to the professionals dedicated to serving the area.

  • Provides leadership, management and strategic direction for the Washington D.C. metro region offering insight and advice to client engagement teams, fostering employee development and recruitment, and driving growth
  • Serves as a valued advisor to her clients as a principal and leader in risk, and internal audit. She has extensive experience in internal auditing, risk assessment, fraud and forensics reviews, and strategic consulting on a wide range of business issues
  • Serves on the firm's national diversity, inclusion and belonging steering committee Innovation Ignite Program; D.C. Growth and Retention of Women Committee; and previously served on the firm’s Core Strategy Committee
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade, board member
  • The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., board member
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, Executive Committee board member
  • Kennedy Center Capital Area Executives Committee
  • Conscious Capitalism D.C., former member of the programming and executive committees
  • National Kidney Foundation (National Capital Area chapter), former treasurer and board member
  • Washington Improv Theatre, former president and board of directors
  • Economic Club, “Balancing Work and Parenting in a Pandemic: What is an organization’s role in helping parents during this virtual start to the school year?”, moderator, September 2020
  • Deltek Insight Executive Symposium, “Diversity & Inclusion Panel”, speaker, September 2020
  • ACFE webinar, “A Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Anti-Fraud Field”, speaker, August 2020
  • “EconTalk with Anirban Basu: a 30-minute economic fireside chat”, speaker, July 2020
  • Conscious Capitalism D.C., “What is a conscious business’s role in systematic injustice?”, moderator, June 2020
  • Bisnow Town Hall with Bill Collings and Doug Firstenberg, moderator, April 2020
  • IIA, “A case study approach to risk assessments: background, approach and execution”, co-presenter
  • Washington Metro Area Corporate Counsel Association nonprofits and associations forum, “Do you know where the money is? Embezzlement and diversion of assets in the electronic age”, co-presenter
  • National Council of University Research Administrators, NCURA Magazine, “Conducting internal investigations of sponsored research activities,” parts I and II, co-author
  • “Disruptive forces: Driving a human services revolution”, co-author
  • Alliance National Conference, “Disruptive forces: Driving a human services revolution,” keynote speaker
  • Association of College and University Auditors, webinars on construction audit activities, including pre-construction audits, continuous monitoring and post-construction audits, presenter
  • Association of College & University Auditors (ACUA) National Conference, “Compliance triage: Responding rapidly to hotline requests” and “Auditing fraud in sustainability projects”, presenter
  • SCCE national conference, “Getting practical about privacy” and “The IRS compliance project”, presenter
  • ACFE, “Document and evidence review in fraud investigations”, discussion facilitator
  • IIA, Northern Virginia chapter fraud seminar, “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act audit activities”, presenter
  • IIA, Northern Virginia chapter, “The twelve months of audit: Giving the gift of risk and control”, presenter
  • Fraud Magazine, “Trusting assistants with access”, co-author
  • The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, “Risk management – An accountability guide for university and college boards”, contributor
  • InsideNGO national conference, “Getting an internal audit function up and running”, co-presenter
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, CEP Magazine, “Compliance officers share six strategies to boost compliance on a budget”, author, June 2016
  • Bisnow article, “Taking a closer look at segregation of duties helps REITs prevent fraud”, contributor, December 2017
  • Bisnow article, “Top 5 risks REITs face”, contributor, April 2017
  • Washington Business Journal, Power 100, 2021 and 2023
  • Washington Business Journal, Women Who Mean Business, 2021
  • The National Kidney Foundation, All-Star Award, 2018
  • Washington Business Journal, Minority Business Leader, 2016
  • SMARTCEO magazine, Brava! Award, 2015
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Top 5 under 35 award, 2013
  • SMARTCEO magazine, SMARTCPA recognition, 2011


Washington, DC


Executive Education: Leading Professional Service Firms
Harvard Business School (Boston, Massachusetts)

Master of Business Administration
Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)

Bachelor of Science, business administration
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill