Ben Hart

Benjamin O. Hart



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Ben Hart, a director with Baker Tilly, combines a CPA and Municipal Advisory Series 50 qualification with more than 25 years in public sector service. Ben has significant experience working with cities, counties and utilities. In addition to his role as a municipal advisor, he was the director of resource management for two large local municipalities in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. His combined 15 years working with each community included managing each entity’s annual appropriation and utility-based debt as well as leading the finance team’s complex economic development initiatives. He was the key to the communities’ efforts in developing strategic economic development, planning and capital improvement policies and procedures resulting in vital economic growth of both communities. He is active in the Kansas and Missouri Society of CPAs, sitting on the governmental accounting committee as well as the Government Financial Officers Association at a national and local level.

  • Provides municipal advisory services with the issuance of General obligation, special obligation lease revenue and utility revenue bonds
  • Provides consulting services related to various financial and economic development policies
  • Provides long-term finance and capital planning consulting services
  • Provides priority-based budgeting/budgeting for outcomes expertise
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • National Associate of Municipal Advisors (NAMA)
  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA)
  • Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA)
  • Eastern Kansas Government Finance Officers Association (EKGFOA)
  • Missouri Governmental Finance Officers Association
  • Government Financial Policy Webinar Series

  • Debt Management 101
  • From CIP to Fixed Asset to Disposition: Booking a Capital Asset Through Its Life Cycle (Texas GFOA)
  • Economic Development for Finance Officers
  • Performance Budgeting Best Practices
  • Budgeting for Outcomes
  • Long-Term Financial Planning Helps Save Critical Resources



Bachelor of Science in business administration
Central Methodist University (Fayette, MO)


Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission