Benjamin Cohn, cpa

Director, Governmental & Nonprofit Assurance

Ben was born in Singapore and raised internationally until he attended college at the University of California, San Diego, where he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. He then attended SOU to attain his post-baccalaureate certificate in Public Accounting.

Ben began his accounting career at KDP in January 2016 as an intern in both the tax and audit departments where he provided a variety of tax and accounting services. In the summer of 2016, he graduated from SOU and accepted a full-time offer with KDP as an audit associate. Ben was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Oregon Board of Accountancy in 2019.

Managing an array of clients, Ben has gained a wealth of knowledge across multiple industries. He has been involved in every aspect of the audit and assurance practice, refining his skillset to include GAAP compliant financial reporting, effective audit procedures, and client relationships. Also involved with many associated advisory projects, he is able to provide a fresh perspective regarding internal policies and procedures.

Ben currently manages the engagements of many of KDP’s clients, always building on his experience and ability to add value during the audit process.

Community/professional involvement:
• Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Member of the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants
• Board Treasurer of the Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS)
• Municipal License #1648