About Brenda

Brenda DeCosta is a Partner in the Firm’s Boston office. She has more than 23 years of experience managing, conducting, reviewing and analyzing financial information for various industries including not-for-profits and financial institutions.

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, audit committee training and director of financial literacy training. She is also the Regional Leader of Marcum’s Financial Institutions Services Group. Ms. DeCosta has particular expertise in conducting audits in conformity with GAO Yellow Book and A-133 compliance requirements. As an instructor for the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional Program, Ms. DeCosta has conducted training programs for professional industry staff seeking to enhance their capabilities relating to financial reporting and communicating in the not-for-profit sector.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Financial Managers’ Society, Boston Chapter
  • Oliver Ames Wrestling Boosters, Treasurer

Industry Focus

Nonprofit Organizations
Financial Institutions
Credit Unions


Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Bridgewater State College