Beryl H. (Berri) Davis

Managing Director, Financial Management and Assurance, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Berri Davis is the Managing Director of the Financial Management and Assurance (FMA) team within the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Along with its annual financial statement audits of the SEC, FDIC, and a number of other federal agencies and entities, the team audits the Consolidated Financial Statements of the U.S. Government. FMA’s performance audits cover DOD financial management issues, DATA Act implementation, and payment integrity for the pandemic funding.  FMA is also responsible for the development of Government Auditing Standards and Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government. Berri serves as GAO’s representative in addressing standard setting processes and activities of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI). These roles include participation in the Professional Standards Committee Steering Committee and membership in the Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements.

Before working in the federal government, Berri served as Vice President, Standards and Guidance, for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Here she directed activities related to the identification of emerging issues and the development of international guidance. Berri also served as Director of Audit Services and Management Support for the City of Orlando. Her accomplishments there include generating millions of dollars of additional revenue for the city, coordinating the development of the city’s first comprehensive strategic plan, and creating a citywide employee recognition program. In addition, Berri has several years of work experience in public accounting and the private sector, including service as CFO of the Orlando Museum of Art. 

Berri has served as a member of several auditing and financial management councils and boards, including the Comptroller General’s Government Auditing Standards Advisory Council, the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Appointments Panel, and the American Institute of CPA’s governing council. She is a Past President of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, a Past President of the Florida Institute of CPAs and a former Chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy. 

Berri graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Florida and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University. She holds the designations of CPA, CIA, CGFM, CGAP, CGMA, and CCSA.