Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA
Shehan is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of TX and NJ. Shehan has a broad tax knowledge of various industries including Real Estate, Startups, Blockchain, Construction, E-commerce, Healthcare, Cannabis and Manufacturing & Distribution. Before starting his career at JAG CPAs & Co, Shehan worked for several regional and national public accounting firms for several years. His ability to dissect the tax code and innovative thinking have immensely contributed to his rapid professional growth. After a successful career helping many clients at different firms, Shehan pursued his lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur by joining JAG. He leads the startup and technology niche at JAG.
Shehan is a published author, CPE instructor and a frequent technical contributor to various social media platforms. His recent article on “Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications” was featured in “The Tax Adviser” magazine sponsored by the AICPA. He was one of the first CPAs to have a published academic article on Cryptocurrency taxation. Further, he serves as a part-time CFO for several startups ranging from fin-tech to space-tech. He has been awarded with Outstanding Young CPA of the year award and has been nominated for the 40 under 40 Texas Rising CPA Star of the year award for 2019.
Shehan believes that entrepreneurship is the most effective way to transform the society. Therefore, being an entrepreneur and helping other entrepreneurs build businesses is the most rewarding part of his career. He graduated from William Paterson University, NJ as the salutatorian of his graduating class. After migrating from Sri Lanka to New Jersey and spending a few years in the east coast, he moved to Houston to be close to his family. Aside from being an Accountant, Shehan enjoys rock climbing and spending time with his family.
Outstanding Young CPA of the year
Shehan was awarded with outstanding young CPA of the year award for his contribution to CPA profession in Texas as a young CPA.