Derek  Godwin

Derek Godwin, CPA Manager, Tax

Derek has a knack for providing clients with practical, real world solutions to their problems. Clients know with Derek in their corner, they have an advocate to help minimize their taxes or prepare them for a future sale transaction, while evaluating risk and exposure.

Location: Pittsburgh Email: dgodwin@cohencpa.com Phone: 724.260.8125

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania)
  • B.S.B.A. in accounting, Duquesne University

Derek works primarily on sophisticated LLCs, partnerships and corporations in the life science and technology field, Software as a Service (SaaS), as well as some manufacturers. Derek has experience in ASC 740 (FAS 109) income tax provisions, mergers and acquisitions, research and development (R&D) credits, and targeted partnership allocations. Derek has also advised clients on deferred compensation, equity-based compensation, due diligence and other related matters.
 

  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Author of articles on partnerships and corporations for AICPA’s The Tax Adviser


Derek lives in Irwin, Pennsylvania, with his girlfriend and two giant Newfoundland dogs. A Navy veteran, Derek enjoys networking with other veterans and getting involved in local veteran groups.