In Memoriam: Benjamin Neuhausen

August 5th, 2009

Seldom does the world see an accountant with such an engaging leadership style. From FASB fellow to Andersen partner and AcSEC chair, Ben Neuhausen was that rare breed of accountant who could thrive amidst the pressures of the technical side of public accounting. When clients, co-workers, or professional colleagues approached him with questions, they could sense his genuine interest in the issues; and his knowledgeable interactions with them would always leave a lasting impression, no matter what their individual areas of expertise.

Ben lost his courageous battle with cancer last week. His influence in the profession and in our lives will be missed by all, and especially by me. I had the good fortune to meet Ben when he was national accounting director of a major accounting firm. In that role, he became my boss, co-author, confidante, and friend for six years from 2003 through 2009.

In honor of the special role that Ben played in the accounting profession, the Center for Financial and Accounting Literacy has published a memorial tribute that includes a profile of his accomplishments and a summary of his views. The complete article is available at http://www.fincenter.org/Ben_Neuhausen.htm.  

Copyright © 2009 Center for Financial and Accounting Literacy

 

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