Brian Berning

Tax Office Managing Partner


BDO Cincinnati - 4th Street Office



Executive Summary

Brian Berning is the Tax Office Managing Partner for BDO’s downtown Cincinnati location and is also an industry leader in the firm’s Technology and Life Sciences Practice. In addition to Brian’s role at BDO, he serves as president of The Circuit, Greater Cincinnati’s premier information technology association.
Brian’s primary responsibility is to serve as the client’s trusted business advisor, providing advanced tax planning and entrepreneurial growth strategies. He has consulted for companies in a variety of technology industries, including advanced manufacturing, software development, life sciences and information technology. Brian has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, capital acquisition, development incentives and management consulting.
Brian is a passionate advocate of innovation and technology, as well as the importance of actively investing in private technology enterprises and mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs.
Brian is a past recipient of the Legacy Next Generation Leader Award and is a past recipient and judge of the Cincinnati Courier’s prestigious “Forty Under 40” Award. He is also a former graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Circuit, President
Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Tax Committee, Co-Chair
Ohio Society of CPAs


B.S., Accounting, Northern Kentucky University