Benjamin O. Hart

Director, CPA, CGMA · +1 (816) 333 7093
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Ben Hart, a director with Baker Tilly, combines a CPA and Municipal Advisory Series 50 qualification with over 25 years in public sector service. Ben brings more than 25 years of 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 15 years combined with both communities included managing each entities’ 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

Industry involvement

  • 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

Thought leadership

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

Location

Missouri

Education

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

 

Registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Global Management Accountant