Jason Newman has more than 26 years of public accounting experience in areas including auditing and strategic business planning. He co-leads the efforts of CohnReznick's Employee Benefit Plan practice in New England where he performs audits of defined contribution and defined benefit plans. He also services capital markets and SEC clients where he provides services to a variety of closely held businesses and public companies. Utilizing his expertise in these areas, Jason has actively developed continuing education and professional resources for the Employee Benefit Plan practice including the creation of templates that aid in financial reporting, the performance of control assessment engagements for service organizations, the audits of investment vehicles, and consultation on various employee benefit plan issues.
Jason serves a variety of public and private entities including private equity partnerships, broker-dealers in securities, SEC registrants, investment advisors, real estate entities, third party administrators, and insurance operations. He has gained additional expertise in providing technical accounting support to the firm’s litigation support practice and in providing business advisory services for a variety of closely-held businesses.
In 2002, Jason began working with a Connecticut based regional firm, which combined with CohnReznick in 2011. Previously, he had gained experience working with a Big 4 firm. Jason is also a board member of professional organizations such as the Connecticut Public Pension Forum, MakerspaceCT, and actively volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council. He served on the board of directors of the Advisory Council of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and as chair of its Employee Benefit Plans Special Interest Group.
EducationBS, Central Connecticut State University
Assurance Practice Leader - New England
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
Connecticut Public Pension Forum, Board Member
MakerspaceCt, Board Member