Jeff Kovacs is a Berdon Audit Partner and Technology and Life Sciences Industry Leader with more than 35 years of professional experience. Jeff built his national reputation as a thought leader and innovator by providing valuable and impactful insights to clients — advising in areas that include improving profitability, building infrastructure and initiating and implementing strategic plans. He has also developed and delivered an extensive body of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and management training courses and thought leadership pieces.
Jeff’s Technology and Life Sciences practice encompasses a broad and continually diversifying sector that embraces such areas as Software, SaaS, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, robotics, and the ever-expanding array of health technology companies. He spends significant time advising clients on building financial and operational infrastructures to allow them to grow from start-up through maturity and eventual liquidity.
Over his extensive professional career, Jeff has served in roles of increasing complexity and responsibility at several major national accounting and consulting firms. In addition to technology and life sciences, his broad industry experience encompasses various business sectors, including real estate and construction, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution, and not-for-profit.
His areas of expertise include:
- Auditing innovation
- Revenue recognition
- Stock-based compensation
- Complex debt and equity instruments
- Business combinations
- Fair value measurements
- Inventory accounting
- Debt and equity financings
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Dynamic Audit Solution Advisory, Stakeholder and Change Management Groups
Association for Corporate Growth
Pennsylvania Society of Certified Public Accountants
Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association
- Board of Directors
Pittsburgh Technology Council
- Mentor, Co-CREATE Creative Business Ignition Program
TiE Pittsburgh – The Indus Entrepreneur Network
- Judge, Annual Startup Award & BMR Showcase
A recognized thought leader, Jeff frequently speaks at various technology and start-up events and has developed a considerable body of management training courses and thought leadership pieces. He received the 40 Under 40 award from Columbus Business First.
EDUCATION AND LICENSES
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and accounting from Pennsylvania State University and holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in New York and Pennsylvania.