Key Team Members
Benjamin Chung, CPA
Area of Focus:
Mr. Chung has more than 17 years of experience in the public accounting arena, as well as, invaluable industry exposure. He has extensive experience in audits for both private and public companies, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 planning and testing, purchase accounting under mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting and due diligence transactions including post-merger integration services. Mr. Chung offers specialized expertise in the consumer, retail, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and non-profit industries. Mr. Chung’s international experience includes: IFRS and due diligence in China and US GAAP conversion audits in China and South Korea. Furthermore, Mr. Chung has been engaged in various IPO engagements, reverse merger [with SPACs] in China and Korea working with large investment bankers, lawyers, and private equity firms.
Prior to forming Benjamin & Young, LLP, Mr. Chung served as an Audit Partner for BDO Korea and previously represented the Korea Desk with BDO USA. He completed a two-year international rotation in South Korea and China, overseeing quality control for US GAAP, other foreign reporting filers, and the capital market practice. Mr. Chung also served as Audit Manager for medium to large public companies in the consumer industries practice at both Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at BDO, Mr. Chung served as one of the retail industry leaders, managing quarterly technical accounting and auditing webinars, and providing guidance to clients and other Partners in the firm. He was International Controller for American Apparel, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Chung was Director of Internal Audit and Interim Director of Financial Reporting for Big 5 Sporting Goods.
Mr. Chung is actively involved in other areas and currently services as Chief Financial Officer for two small businesses with revenue of more than $20M with international operations and audit committee chairman and board member for a public company.
Education and Professional Credentials:
- Certified Public Accountant, California
- AICPA (Active Member)
- Institute of Internal Auditors (Active Member and National Topical Speaker)
- Director of Internal Audit Roundtables, retail industry (Founder and Host)
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona