David J. Cohen, CPA

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David J. Cohen, CPA

David Cohen is President, Tax Shareholder and a founding member of BeachFleischman PC. 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

  • Tax Planning and Strategy
  • Business Consulting
  • Retirement Planning

Industry Experience

  • Real Estate
  • Bioscience and Software
  • Professional Services
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Medical Practices
  • Professional Athletes


  • 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
  • Public Service Award Recipient, 2002
  • Citizen’s Finance Review Commission, Technical Advisor (2003)


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