David J. Cohen, CPA

David Cohen, a founder of BeachFleischman, is President/Principal, and a member of the Tax Department. He was previously employed with three international CPA firms. He has been in public accounting since 1981 and his area of specialty includes tax planning and strategy, consulting, incentive compensation, and retirement planning with entrepreneurial businesses.

Areas of Specialty

  • Business Consulting
  • Retirement Planning
  • Tax Planning and Strategy

Industry Experience


  • University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Professional Associations, Activities and Awards

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Citizen’s Finance Review Commission, Technical Advisor, 2003
  • Public Service Award Recipient, 2002


Mr. Cohen has written tax and real estate columns for several publications over the years and he has been quoted as a professional resource on accounting and tax issues. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Mr. Cohen is very active in a wide variety of community and civic organizations including the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, TMC HealthCare, and the Desert Angels.

Selected Speeches

Cohen has given numerous speeches and lectures to a variety of groups and is frequently the lead speaker at firm-sponsored client seminars. He has been a panelist on KUAT-TV’s tax tips program and KNST-AM’s "Money Matters." He has been featured during news segments on the local NBC, CBS and ABC television affiliates, as well as the news show "Arizona Illustrated." He was one of eight CPAs chosen nationally to participate in USA Today’s on-line Tax Hotline program in 2002.

Community Associations and Activities

  • Arizona Bowl, Executive Committee, Treasurer and Board Member
  • Centurions
  • Desert Angels, Executive Committee and Member
  • Pima County Real Estate Research Council, (Chairman 2005 & 2006)
  • Real Estate and Allied Professionals
  • Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Chairman, Executive Committee and Board Member
  • Tax 20 Group
  • TMC HealthCare, Trustee and Finance Committee
  • Tucson Tax Study Group, Treasurer Director
  • University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, National Board of Trustees
  • VIP Breakfast Club, (President 2009)
  • Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Board of Trustees
  • Father’s Day Council’s Father of the Year Recipient (2011)
  • Greater Tucson Economic Council (GTEC), Treasurer and Chair of Tax Reform Committee
  • Ronald McDonald House, Board Trustee
  • Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, Board President
  • Southern Arizona Tourism Coalition, Treasurer
  • TMC Foundation, Board Chairman and Trustee
  • Tucson Airport Authority, Member
  • Tucson Children’s Museum, Treasurer
  • Tucson Economic Prosperity Alliance, Treasurer
  • Tucson Horizons, Vice President
  • Tucson Jewish Community Foundation, Professional Advisory Group
  • United Way Volunteer in the Workplace 1988, Honoree
  • Visit Tucson, Chairman and Treasurer
  • Walkup for Mayor of Tucson Committee, Treasurer (1999 and 2003)