Monica Modi Dalwadi

Monica Modi Dalwadi

Managing Partner, CPA, CIA, CFE, MBA · +1 (703) 923 8559

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As managing partner of the D.C. Metro area, Monica Modi Dalwadi provides oversight and leadership to the professionals serving the region.

  • Provides leadership, management and strategic direction for the D.C. Metro Area offering insight and advice to client engagement teams, fostering employee development and recruitment, and driving growth
  • Works primarily with owners and financial officers of companies, providing business consulting services
  • Serves as a valued advisor to her clients as a partner and leader in the risk advisory and cybersecurity. She has expertise 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; Core Strategy Committee; D.C. Growth and Retention of Women Committee; and previously served as the co-chair for the firm’s Talent Differentiation Task Force


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • The Economic Club of Washington D.C.
  • National Association of Corporate Directors


  • National Kidney Foundation (Washington, D.C. Metro Area), treasurer and board member
  • Washington Improv Theatre, president and board of directors
  • Ascend – Pan-Asian Leaders in finance and accounting

Thought leadership

  • Co-presenter, 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-author, 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”
  • Alliance National Conference, “Disruptive forces: Driving a human services revolution,” keynote speaker 
  • Presenter, 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”
  • Discussion facilitator, ACFE, “Document and evidence review in fraud investigations”
  • Presenter, 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”
  • Co-author, Fraud Magazine, “Trusting assistants with access”
  • Contributor, The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, “Risk management – An accountability guide for university and college boards”
  • Co-presenter, InsideNGO national conference, “Getting an internal audit function up and running”
  • Author, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, CEP Magazine, “Compliance officers share six strategies to boost compliance on a budget” (June 2016)
  • Contributor, Bisnow article, “Taking a closer look at segregation of duties helps REITs prevent fraud” (December 2017)
  • Contributor, Bisnow article, “Top 5 risks REITs face” (April 2017)

Honors and awards

  • 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 (September 2011)


Washington DC


Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.
Master of Business Administration

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Science in business administration