Brian J. Hoffman, CPA, CFE
B.J. Hoffman is a tax partner with over 23 years of experience in the areas of audit, tax, and litigation support. He serves clients in a wide range of industries, including closely held entities in staffing, health care, and franchising, as well as law firms.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, B.J. spent 19 years with two regional accounting firms.
As a tax specialist and CFE, B.J. counsels clients with a range of strategies, including detailed year-end multi-jurisdictional planning, which helps clients reduce income tax exposure. He also devotes a substantial amount of time to the area of trust and estate income taxation.
B.J.’s practice often goes beyond tax and audit work to include looking for fraud, waste, and abuse in order to improve his clients’ profitability. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, B.J. provides litigation support and forensic expertise to law firms.
Presentations and Publications
B.J. has been quoted and published in business and trade publications in the manufacturing, medical, and legal industries, including SmartCEO Magazine, MedCITY News, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and the Legal Intelligencer, among others. He has been engaged to speak on topics such as tax-planning opportunities, most recently for the Mid-Atlantic Staffing Association (MASA).
B.J. is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). His current board positions include the Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Center and the Mid-Atlantic Staffing Association. He is a past president of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania, and a past vice-chair of JEVS Human Services.
Education & Licenses
B.J. received his B.S. in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from Lehigh University’s School of Business and Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Pennsylvania.
Nov 21, 2016
Navigating the Perils of the New Overtime Regulations more
Jul 06, 2016
New Overtime Rules - Not the Holiday Present Employers Were Hoping For more
Jul 01, 2016
Practice Intelligence: How Your Practice Management System Can Help Prevent Theft in Your Office more
Sep 09, 2015
A Summer of Potential Discontent for Employers more
Aug 20, 2015
Assessing Financial Damages in Wage-and-Hour Litigation more
May 13, 2015
Phila. Sick Time Ordinance Adds to Employers’ Woes more
Apr 07, 2015
Partner BJ Hoffman shares some insights on setting up your business entity and Pennsylvania business taxes more
Jan 21, 2015
Retailers Must Remain Vigilant in FLSA Compliance more
Nov 03, 2014
Retailers on Edge as U.S. Supreme Court Considers Wage Claims more
Oct 10, 2014
Workforce Wage Compliance: Pay Now or Pay More Later more
Jan 31, 2014
Fraud in Medical Practices – Limiting the Losses more
Nov 19, 2013
Sticky Fingers: Minimizing Expense Report Fraud more
Oct 22, 2013
Citrin Cooperman Partner BJ Hoffman Elected to Board of Philadelphia Youth Program more
Jul 29, 2013
Ratio Analysis – How to Find the Fraud Needle in the Company Haystack more
Jul 16, 2013
ACA Update: Administration Delays Small Business Provision Until 2015 more
Mar 16, 2013
Citrin Cooperman Partners Brian J. Hoffman and Michael Kline Appointed to Philadelphia Nonprofits more
Nov 03, 2010
Hoffman Appointed Treasurer of Jewish Employment and Vocational Service Human Services more