Eric Berman CPA, CGMA

Partner
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A Partner with the law firm of Eide Bailly, Eric Berman is a trusted advisor to government agencies across the U.S., helping them to address GASB Standards, NCGA Statements and AICPA Statements of Position. He uses his more than 23 years of experience in Governmental accounting, auditing and controllership to guide his federal, state and local governmental clients and assists clients in achieving the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. 

Mr. Berman is a nationally recognized speaker, author and thought leader on financial reporting for state and local governments. He is the author of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Governmental GAAP Guide and the Governmental GAAP Practice Manual. He is also the author of the bi-monthly Governmental GAAP Update Service and the Knowledge Based Audits – State and Local Government Audit Guide and Tools.

Prior to joining Eide Bailly, Mr. Berman was an accountant with Brown Armstrong CPAs, 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 5 years.

Eric was awarded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Manuel Carballo Award for Public Service in 2003, the President’s award from the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers, and has been a two-time President’s award recipient from the Association of Government Accountants.

Education:
M.S., Accountancy, Bentley University
B.S., Broadcast Journalism, Boston University

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
5140 T.M., Governmental Accounting: Fundamental Principles (co-author)