John Berens


Bachelor of Science degree in business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.


John Berens is the partner in charge of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP’s Northeast tax practice and has served other roles within CLA as Global Tax Leader and office managing partner. He has over 35 years of experience specializing in tax issues affecting international and closely-held companies.

John spent the first twelve years of his career with international accounting firms and the next eight years with publicly held, international companies as Vice President of Taxation and CFO. He has worked extensively in both international and multi-state areas, including development of organizational structures to maximize tax benefits. In addition to the traditional tax engagements, his experience includes international tax planning, multi-state tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, and representation before the IRS and other taxing authorities.



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Professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is an active board member and Treasurer of the British American Business Council of North Carolina.