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.

Monica is a partner in the risk, internal audit and cybersecurity practice with more than 15 years of experience. Monica’s primary focus is internal auditing, risk assessment, fraud and forensics reviews, and strategic consulting on a wide range of business issues in the Washington, D.C. metro region. Her client base includes pediatric and academic medical facilities, colleges and universities, not-for-profit organizations, real estate and other for profit organizations.

  • 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

Industry

  • 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

Community

  • Conscious Capitalism D.C., programming and executive committees
  • Ascend – Pan-Asian Leaders in finance and accounting
  • National Kidney Foundation (Washington, D.C. Metro Area), former treasurer and board member
  • Washington Improv Theatre, former president and board of directors
  • Moderator, 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?” (September 2020)
  • Speaker, Deltek Insight Executive Symposium, “Diversity & Inclusion Panel” (September 2020)
  • Speaker, ACFE webinar, “A Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Anti-Fraud Field” (August 2020)
  • Speaker, “EconTalk with Anirban Basu: a 30-minute economic fireside chat” (July 2020)
  • Moderator, Conscious Capitalism D.C., “What is a conscious business’s role in systematic injustice?” (June 2020)
  • Moderator, Bisnow Town Hall with Bill Collings and Doug Firstenberg (April 2020)
  • 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)
  • Washington Business Journal, Power 100 (2021)
  • 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 (September 2011)
  • English
  • French
  • Gujarati

Location

Washington, DC

Education

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