Jeff Kovacs

Jeff Kovacs, CPA, CGMA Partner, Assurance

Sought out for his insights and clear explanations, Jeff immediately becomes a valued member of any team. He helps clients identify growth opportunities for their business — focusing on everything from profitability and internal controls to developing and implementing a strategic plan.

Location: Pittsburgh Email: jkovacs@cohencpa.com Phone: 724.260.8112

Credentials & Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • B.S. in business and accounting, The Pennsylvania State University

Jeff has spent his career as a technical guru on all issues relating to accounting, auditing and financial reporting. He helps clients resolve complex issues such as revenue recognition, stock-based compensation, fair value measurements, business combinations, and debt and equity transactions and derivatives, among others. He also assists with capital sourcing, including angel, venture and private equity investments; and provides merger and acquisition guidance. While Jeff works with a range of industries, including manufacturing, real estate, construction, and automotive, much of his time is spent in the area of software, technology, life sciences and medical devices. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with over 100 software developers, SaaS providers, robotics, medical device, life science and advanced manufacturing companies, as well as venture capital and private equity funds. He is also leading the firm's efforts to develop the audit of the future through data analytics and artificial intelligence.
 

  • Team lead for the firm’s Pittsburgh office
  • AICPA Dynamic Audit Solution Advisory and Stakeholder Groups
  • Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (Board of Directors)
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Pennsylvania Society of CPAs
  • TiE Pittsburgh – The Indus Entrepreneur Network
  • American Institute of CPAs Dynamic Audit Solution Advisory Group
  • Pittsburgh Technology Council's Co-CREATE Creative Business Ignition Program (Mentor)
  • TiE Pittsburgh’s Fifth Annual Startup Award & BMR Showcase (Judge)
  • Frequent speaker at various technology and start-up events, including The 3 Rivers Venture Fair
  • Has developed and delivered over 250 accounting, auditing, financial reporting and financial management training courses and thought leadership pieces
  • 40 Under 40 award by Columbus Business First

Jeff resides in McMurray, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two of his three children (two of whom are data science engineer candidates at Penn State and one that works for AI CyberSecurity firm). In his free time, he is at the gym during the week, Penn State football games on fall weekends or traveling the country trying to reach his goal of seeing every major league baseball stadium.