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Benjamin Lau

Partner

SUMMARY
Ben is an assurance and government advisory services director in the San Francisco Bay Area office of MGO. He has more than 18 years of professional experience providing auditing, accounting, and consulting services to the private and public sectors. During the past few years, Ben has managed numerous audits, including the Cities of Fremont, Pleasant Hill, Sunnyvale and San José, and other government segments such as the County of Santa Clara and the San Francisco Office of Community Infrastructure and Investment (formerly, the Successor Agency to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency).

Ben is the firm’s leader in creating efficiencies in our general-purpose financial statement audits through utilizing Caseware Connector applications and generating client financial statements. This methodology has been utilized in organizations as big as the County of Santa Clara and as small as the City of Pleasant Hill, and as complex as the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara.

EDUCATION
University of California, Davis
B.A., Economics, Minor in Managerial Economics

ASSOCIATIONS
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Government Accountants - Silicon Valley Chapter, Past President of the Board
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Government Finance Officers Association’s Special Review Committee for Comprehensive Annual Financial Report awards