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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.

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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.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Panel Discussion

Feb-24-2019, Houston

Internatioal Blockchain Congress 

April-2-2019, Chicago

Global Blockbuilders | Blockchain Conference

April-10-2019, Austin

American Bar Association Section of Labor & Employment Law’s National Symposium on Technology in Labor and Employment Law

April-12-2019, Chicago

Online Cryptocurrency Webinar with Invest Diva

April-18-2019, Online

Cryptocurrency CPE event at Houston CPA Society

April-23-2019, Houston

Blockchain & cryptocurrency | What CPAs need to know to service clients

April-25-2019, Online

Blockchain & cryptocurrency | What CPAs need to know to service clients with Edupliance 

April-30-2019, Online

FPS Keynote Speech

May-7-2019 – HESS Club, Houston

TX CPA Non-profit Organization Conference

May-20-2019, Dallas

2019 Spring Accounting Expo

May-22-2019 – May-23-2019, NRG

AICPA Engage

June-11-Las Vegas

CPE by the Sea

June-12-2019 –  June-14-2019, Galveston

The Northwest Roundtable

January-21-2020, Houston

Recent Media Highlights

Blockress, Chicago

Blockress, Chicago

Spring Accounting Expo

Spring Accounting Expo

Indo-America Chamber of Commerce Tax Panel

Indo-America Chamber of Commerce Tax Panel

My Take on Event Planning

My Take on Event Planning

Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary Event

Houston CPA Society Student Auxiliary Event

Tax CPE Expo by Houston CPA Society

Tax CPE Expo by Houston CPA Society

Wild West Crypto Show

Wild West Crypto Show

Partnership with Apereum

Partnership with Apereum

American Bar Association Tech Symposium, Chicago

American Bar Association Tech Symposium, Chicago

Global Block Builders, Austin

Global Block Builders, Austin

New Partnerships!

New Partnerships!

3rd International Blockchain Congress

3rd International Blockchain Congress

At Washington Elite Blockchain Summit in DC

At Washington Elite Blockchain Summit in DC

Talking at FinTank Blockchain Summit in Chicago

Talking at FinTank Blockchain Summit in Chicago

With BitTaxer Founder in DC

With BitTaxer Founder in DC

Behind The Scenes at CBOE Shoot in Chicago

Behind The Scenes at CBOE Shoot in Chicago

Tax Adviser Publication!

Tax Adviser Publication!

2nd Webinar about Cryptocurrency with AICPA

2nd Webinar about Cryptocurrency with AICPA

Podcast on Virtual Currency Tax Planning

Podcast on Virtual Currency Tax Planning

Press on Tax Q&A Panel

Press on Tax Q&A Panel

Chat about Houston Blockchain Alliance in DC

Chat about Houston Blockchain Alliance in DC

Presentation at Fed Reserve, Houston

Presentation at Fed Reserve, Houston

Free Crypto Webinar

Free Crypto Webinar

Podcast on Crypto Tax Law

Podcast on Crypto Tax Law

My Take on Tech Clients

My Take on Tech Clients

Podcast on Crypto Tax Law

Podcast on Crypto Tax Law

Let’s Chat

713-346-9908

shehan@jagcpastx.com