Chris Cowan, CPA, CCIFP®

CONTACT:

Email: ccowan@cgteam.com

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Areas of Expertise

Chris Cowan, CPA, CCIFP® provides audit and tax services to a diverse range of clients, from non-profit organizations to closely-held businesses to large corporations, in the real estate and construction industries. He works closely with clients to establish realistic financial goals, and the reporting systems to ensure that they are on track to achieve those goals. Chris is certified by Intuit in QuickBooks and Enterprise V7.

A frequent speaker for accounting and finance associations at universities throughout New Jersey, Chris discusses career opportunities in the accounting profession with students. He has written and recorded recruiting podcasts, as well as various articles for publication.

Chris manages the firm's Young Professionals Group, an organization dedicated to the professional and personal growth of up-and-coming business leaders in New Jersey. In this role, he works on the development of programs that will give young professionals opportunities to enhance their leadership, marketing, networking, and communication skills. In 2011, Chris was named to the first, prestigious 30 under 30 list compiled by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and published in NJ CPA Magazine. Chris was also honored by the United Way of Ocean County as one of 2012's Young Altruistic Professionals for his community service and philanthropy.

Education and Credentials

  • Richard Stockton College of New Jersey - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)

Membership in Professional and Civic Organizations

  • New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA)
  • Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey (SBACNJ) - Membership and Young Professionals Committees
  • Utility and Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA)
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
  • Shred Out Cancer - Treasurer