About Brenda

Brenda DeCosta is a Partner in the Firm’s Boston office. She has more than 28 years of experience managing, conducting, reviewing and analyzing financial information for various industries including financial institutions, and not-for-profits.

Ms. DeCosta has extensive experience managing audits of financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. She has provided advisory services to financial institutions in areas such as regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, audit committee training and Director Financial Literacy training. She is the Regional Leader of Marcum’s Financial Institutions Services Group and also serves as the National Assurance Leader for the Marcum’s Financial Institution Industry. Ms. DeCosta regularly participates in various industry events and seminars. She also oversees the Firm’s in-house training program for the Financial Institutions Services Group.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
    • Not-for-Profit Accounting & Auditing Committee Member (2020-present)
  • Financial Managers’ Society, Boston Chapter

Industry Focus

Nonprofit Organizations
Financial Institutions
Credit Unions


Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Bridgewater State College