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Beryl (Berri) H. Davis

Managing Director, Financial Management and Assurance

Areas of Expertise:

  • Managing Director of the Financial Management and Assurance team
  • Payment Integrity/Improper Payments

Berri Davis is the Managing Director of the Financial Management and Assurance team within the Government Accountability Office. The team’s mission is to help improve and transform the government’s financial management and operations to meet existing and emerging critical accountability challenges and ensure stewardship of financial resources.

Berri joined GAO in 2011 and previously served as a Director in FMA. In this capacity, she oversaw financial and performance audits covering a variety of areas, including the financial audit of Fiscal Services' Schedules of the General Fund, as well as performance audits related to improper payments, grants management, inspectors general, health care financial management, and state and local financial management. She also represents GAO in an organization that sets international auditing standards.

Berri has over 30 years of experience in auditing, financial management, and accounting, in both the public and private sectors. She previously served as Vice President, Standards and Guidance, for the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Berri earned a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Florida, and a bachelor's degree in economics from Emory University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, and a Certified Government Auditing Professional.


Federal Agencies' Estimates of FY 2019 Improper Payments
Improper Payments