Ben Johnson is an independent consultant. His prior experience includes 13 years as the Vice President of Tax at Envision Healthcare where he founded the tax department and developed one of the strongest tax departments in Colorado. Envision was a Fortune 500 company with 2,500 legal entities, operations in all 50 states, and 65,000 employees. While at Envision, he directed tax due diligence and planning for all mergers and acquisitions, closing 69 deals totaling $18 billion and managed all tax aspects of two IPOs. Ben generated tax savings for Envision of $1.2B.
Ben also has 12 years of experience at the Big 4, primarily leading engagements for multinational Fortune 100 and 500 companies. For nearly 4 years, he provided corporate tax planning, due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions advice as a member of their Regional and National Mergers and Acquisitions and Transaction Services teams.
Ben’s extensive experience includes the following:
- Income tax planning,
- M&A transactions and integration,
- Financial reporting – ASC 740, external audit management, and SOX controls,
- Government audit management,
- Individual and team development, and
- Automation/process improvement.
Ben has presented and participated in panels at numerous Big 4 national and local tax training seminars, Tax Executive Institute national and local seminars, Future Tax Leaders national and local seminars, and at a regional American Bar Association seminar.
Ben graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University where he earned his Master of Taxation and Bachelor of Science in Accounting degrees.