Our Team

Bernard E. Benson, CPA

Bernie, now managing partner of Benson, Piombo & Company, CPA's, graduated from the University of San Francisco. He began his career in public accounting in December 1974 as a staff accountant for the firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. (now KPMG). While he worked for Peat, Marwick, Bernie had a variety of audit assignments for banks, savings and loans, property and casualty insurance companies and broker/dealers in the securities industry.

He joined Rich, Benson & Company in September 1976 and worked there until he formed his own accounting firm in June 1978. While practicing as a sole proprietor, Bernie developed a clientele which he merged with that of Benson, Benson & Company, CPA's, in May, 1981. Bernie has been continuously engaged in the practice of public accounting since December, 1974.

Contact Bernie at bernie@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 103 


Daniel F. Piombo, CPA

Dan graduated from Sonoma State University in 1995 with a Bachelors of Arts in management with an emphasis in accounting. He began his career in public accounting with Pisenti & Brinker, LLP while attending Golden Gate University where he achieved his Master of Science in Taxation.

In 1998, Dan moved to San Diego where he worked for a local firm for a short time before joining the national firm of RSM McGladrey. While working at RSM McGladrey, he had a variety of tax, audit and consulting assignments in various industries.

In 2002, Dan moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area to join Benson, Benson & Company.

As of January 1, 2007, Dan became a partner at the firm, at which time the firm’s name was changed to Benson, Piombo & Company. 

Contact Dan at dan@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 113 


Gregory L. Benson, CPA

Greg graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May of 2005, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.  After working as an auditor for a national insurance company for a year, Greg began his career in public accounting in 2006 with the Marin based accounting firm Friedlander, Cherwon, Capper LLP prior to transitioning to other local accounting firms in San Francisco.  He has been with Benson, Piombo & Co. since January of 2012 and became a partner at the beginning of 2016.

During Greg’s time as a CPA, he has gained experience in real estate, small-to-mid sized closely held businesses, hedge funds, stock options and multi-state issues in income taxation for individual, partnerships, corporations and fiduciaries.  He also does consulting, year-end planning and accounting with clients.

Contact Greg at greg@bensonpiombo.com or or (415) 924-2292 ext. 102


William E. Stewart, CPA
 
In January of 2012, Bill Stewart merged his tax accounting practice with Benson, Piombo & Company, CPAs.  Bill has had a long and distinguished accounting career with more than 40 years of experience working with national and local CPA firms.  The combination the two firms brings together four CPA professionals with more than 90 years of practical public accounting and tax experience.  Bill’s wisdom and expertise is a welcomed addition to the firm.
 
Contact Bill at bill@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 105


David C. Duncan, J.D.

In 2014, David C. Duncan & Co. merged with Benson, Piombo & Company.  Dave established his company in 1987 and over the years they provided bookkeeping, accounting, controllership services, tax planning and compliance, financial planning, financial education workshops, human resources consulting and law firm wind-down management.

Dave graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1975 and obtained his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University in 1982.  In 1981, he began his career with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte) as a tax intern, then as a senior tax consultant where he worked for six years.  During his tenure at Touche Ross & Co., Dave was also a part-time adjunct professor for Golden Gate University, School of Financial Services before starting his own company.  We welcome Dave’s experience to our firm.

Contact Dave at dave@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 108


Taryn Peterson, Office Manager and Staff Accountant

Taryn Peterson graduated from John A. Logan College, located in Southern Illinois, in 2000 with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. She is currently attending Golden Gate University to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Business with concentration in accounting. After moving to California in 2000 Taryn spent her first four years working in the banking industry as a Savings Operations Coordinator. She then moved on to become an Office Manager, which gave her valuable experience in bookkeeping and human resources. On January 18, 2008, Taryn joined Benson, Piombo & Company as an Administrative Assistant and in due course became the Office Manager.

Taryn performs the firm’s entire  accounting function, including administration of all accounts payable and accounts receivable, researching and performing specialized client projects, and assists with individual and business tax return preparation.

When Taryn is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and two daughters. She is also passionate about the arts, and enjoys sewing, painting, and making jewelry.  She has been sponsored for several years by Benson, Piombo & Company to spend two days making artwork on the street at the Italian Street Painting Festival. It’s one of her favorite times of the year.
 
Contact Taryn at taryn@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 110


Mindy Mason, EA

Contact Mindy at mindy@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292 ext. 104


Julie Millan

Contact Julie at julie@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292


Beth Mitchell

Contact Beth at beth@bensonpiombo.com or (415) 924-2292

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