Featured Speaker

Ben Brown

Ben Brown is a partner in BFBA’s audit practice and also serves as the Firm’s managing partner.

In these roles, he serves clients in a wide variety of industries, while also striving to assist in the growth and development of BFBA’s partners and employees. He is actively involved in mentoring, training, and ensuring that BFBA’s values and culture are reflected in the actions of everyone in the Firm.

Prior to joining BFBA, Ben was an audit manager with KPMG in San Francisco. During his tenure with KPMG, he served on the Audit and Assurance Support Team, helping to develop, refine and deploy KPMG’s audit methodology throughout the western United States.

Client Service Focus


As an audit partner, Ben is responsible for the overall performance of audits, reviews and other attestation services for his clients. He also oversees the Firm’s due diligence and business valuation practice areas, assisting business owners with acquisitions, mergers, and sales transactions.

In addition to audit and attestation services, Ben supports his clients with a variety of business advisory services, including:

  • Acquisition and merger due diligence
  • Financial modeling
  • Business valuation services
  • Succession planning
  • Internal control evaluation

Industry Expertise


Ben has worked with a wide variety of companies of varying sizes – from Fortune 50 clients to sole proprietors. While his primary client concentration is in retail, wholesale/distribution, and manufacturing, he also serves a variety of clients in the construction, service, and logistics/transportation industries.

Ben is also an expert in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and advises numerous employee-owned companies on the accounting and reporting nuances associated with being an ESOP company.