Eric S. Berman, CPA, CGMA

Partner

Eric S. Berman

I enjoy helping governments achieve the next level of operations, transparency and knowledge. As I like to say, ‘Think like a taxpayer, because you are one.' We're all working for the same goals, and if our clients succeed, we succeed.

OVERVIEW

Eric is a nationally recognized speaker, author, thought leader and auditor with a wealth of government client experience. He brings a unique perspective to the firm's clients as a former Deputy Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a chief financial officer of a state agency and an audit partner with clients ranging from a well-known stadium to statewide pension systems.

Eric's unique background and decades of government accounting, auditing and controllership experience allows his clients to meet their standards and goals and achieve new success along the way. He's been recognized with several major awards for his public service and work, and his insight means he can help you solve problems before they happen.

In his free time, Eric enjoys spending time with family, especially his grandson Jonah! He enjoys watching Boston sports—Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins—but Jonah tops them all.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • Represented the AGA as the Vice Chairman of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC) to GASB
  • AGA Boston chapter president and host of the 2017 Professional Development Training conference
  • AGA National Treasurer, former AGA Audit Committee chair and former chair of the AGA Financial Management Standards Board
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Governmental Accounting and Audit Committee
  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Education

  • Master of Science, Accountancy – Bentley University, Waltham, Mass.
  • Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism – Boston University, Mass.

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Helps government entities across the U.S. understand and implement GASB standards.
  • Consults with state and local government clients with government accounting, auditing and controllership services.
  • Assists clients in earning the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
  • Authored the entire government library of reference information and audit programs for CCH Wolters Kluwer.
  • Served as Deputy Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 11 years and held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust for five years.

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Served as a mentor for a newcomer to public service.
  • Served on a finance advisory committee for a community safety net for basic needs in the Boston area.
  • Served on a regional board of a global diplomacy, advocacy and intergroup relations nonprofit.
  • Co-founded a performing arts nonprofit at his high school in western Pennsylvania.