Eric S. BermanEric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA, has over 24 years of governmental accounting and auditing experience and is a Partner with Eide Bailly, LLP. Previous to Eide Bailly, LLP, he was a quality control principal with an accounting firm with an office in Pasadena, California. His public sector experience includes being a Deputy Comptroller for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2010, and the Chief Financial Officer of the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust from 1994 to 1999. Eric is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts. He obtained an M.S. in Accountancy from Bentley University. Eric represents the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) as the Vice Chairman of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council to GASB and chairs the AGA's Financial Management Standards Board. He also is a previous chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Governmental Performance and Accountability Committee and is a former member of the AICPA's State and Local Government Expert Panel.
Eric is frequently called upon to consult and train state and local governments throughout the country on governmental accounting and auditing. He is the author of the Governmental GAAP Guide, the Governmental GAAP Practice Manual, the Governmental GAAP Update Service, Knowledge — Based Audits — State and Local Governments,Knowledge Based Audit Tools — State and Local Governments and Knowledge Based Audit Tools — OMB Circular A-133 Audits, all for Wolters Kluwer.