Biography

Ben has practiced public accounting since 2004. He performs audit services, financial analysis, and organizational effectiveness consulting for tribal governments and their enterprises, including housing authorities, convenience stores, farms, and other businesses. Ben provides his clients with practical, proven solutions to their unique challenges. His specific areas of expertise include:

  • Financial statement audits
  • Single audits under OMB’s Uniform Guidance
  • Technical accounting matters such as acquisition accounting and fair value considerations
  • Organizational assessments and performance audits
  • Internal control risk assessments

Before joining Moss Adams, Ben worked at a Big Four firm, where he performed planning, implementation, and completion stages of audits for public and private companies.

Selected Publications

  • "Four Most Common Tribal Government Single-Audit Findings – and How to Avoid Them" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, September 2018)
  • "An Overview of Tax-Related Matters that May Impact Your Tribe" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, December 2016)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Understanding OMB’s Uniform Guidance
    (The Falmouth Institute, October 2018)
  • I-Finance Conference
    (The Falmouth Institute, August 2018)
  • Basic Bookkeeping: Federal Grants and Contracts Accounting
    (The Falmouth Institute, April and September 2017)
  • Uniform Grant Guidance
    (The Falmouth Institute, January 2017)
  • OMB’s New Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
    (The Falmouth Institute, April 2016)
  • General Welfare Benefits: What Now?
    (Native Nations Event, November 2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BBA, accounting, Gonzaga University
  • MAcc, Gonzaga University