Eide Bailly LLP
Eric S. Berman, MSA, CPA, CGMA, has over 26 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 a public accounting firm in 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 recently represented the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) as the Vice Chairman of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Council to GASB. He was the previous chair of the Financial Management Standards Board and is the Chairman of the AGA’s Audit Committee as well as President of the Boston Chapter. 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. He was recently named to the GASB’s Financial Reporting Model task force.
Eric writes the entire governmental accounting and auditing library for CCH including the Knowledge Based Audits – State and Local Governments, Governmental GAAP Guide, Governmental Practice Manual, Governmental Update Service and Knowledge-Based Audit Tools.
Eric is frequently called upon to consult and train state and local governments throughout the country on governmental accounting and auditing.