OceanBased Chief Financial Officer Eric J. Cohen is a Certified Public Accountant who has been licensed to practice in Florida since 1993. His experience includes auditing, controllership (both public and private companies); tax consulting, planning and compliance; and management oversight of public companies such as Florida Power & Light, Tyco International Ltd., BE Aerospace and Office Depot.
Cohen specializes in international taxation matters and assisting individuals with investor visa requirements. He also handles corporate formation and organization, and has been instrumental to clients in accomplishing their financial planning directives.
Previously, Cohen held the position of tax manager for a major Florida accounting firm, where his responsibilities included working with high-net worth individuals on trust, estate and gift taxation, as well as family office consultation. He has also consulted for non-profit organizations with tax planning formation and compliance issues.
Cohen began his career with Ernst & Young LLP as an auditor. He transitioned into the area of taxation, in which he specialized in corporate, federal, state and local taxation, as well as tax accounting for large publicly traded companies.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Florida Atlantic University in 1992. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1991.
Cohen is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.