Ben Shepherd

Assurance & Advisory Partner

Ben is Ascent | CPA’s Assurance & Advisory Partner. He joined Team Ascent in May 2021 after spending most of his career with the Big 4. He has 10+ years’ experience serving clients in the manufacturing, consumer & industrial products, construction, financial services, and insurance industries. Ben’s extensive audit experience includes the delivery of external audits, IT and business process internal audits & consulting work, and non-audit attestation engagements (SSAE 18, etc.) under both U.S. GAAP and IFRS.

Ben has spent his entire career serving publicly listed companies both domestically and abroad. In 2018, he completed a 2 year secondment to Sydney, Australia. During his two years abroad, he served numerous Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed companies, as well as US listed companies with Australian operations. He has led large scale projects for ASX 200 and Fortune 500 companies.

Throughout his career, Ben has maintained a diverse client portfolio which also includes IT and Internal Audit consulting work with small-to-medium size enterprises and early-to-late stage start-ups. Regardless of client or project, Ben believes that Quality is fundamental to a great Client / CPA relationship. He actively works with his clients to make sure that the details are right and the output is delivered timely.

Ben is a “Double Dawg” and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature, from the University of Georgia. He is also a graduate of Georgia Southern University, where he obtained a Masters of Accounting degree. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Georgia and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He is a member of the AICPA and the GSCPA.

Ben serves on the Audit Committee of the City of Brookhaven, where he lives with his wife Paton, daughter Wynn, and their dog Noodle.

Interested in learning more?

We are a leading boutique firm providing quality, personalized financial guidance to businesses, executives, investors, and their families.

Get in Touch