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Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA

Shehan Chandrasekera, CPA

Aug 22, 2019 • 1 MIN READ

Last Updated: June 11, 2021

Shehan is one of the handful of CPAs in the country who is recognized as a real-world operator and a subject matter expert on cryptocurrency taxes. Prior to CoinTracker, Shehan co-founded and 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.

Shehan is a Forbes Tax Contributor, CPE instructor, and a frequent technical contributor to various social media platforms. His article on Virtual Currency and Tax Ramifications was featured in The Tax Adviser magazine. He was one of the first CPAs to have a published academic article on cryptocurrency taxation.

Shehan has also been awarded:

  • 2019 40 under 40 Honorees by CPA Practice Adviser
  • 2020 40 under 40 Honorees by CPA Practice Adviser
  • Outstanding Young CPA of the year award by Houston CPA Society for his contribution to the profession
  • Among 21 accountants mentioned on Accounting Today who will be helping shape (and reshape) accounting in 2020 and beyond

Shehan has also spoken at dozens of venues including: Google, Coinbase, Consensus, Coindesk, Square, Lyft, AICPA, American Bar Association, and State CPA Societies. He joined the CoinTracker team as the Head of Tax Strategy to improve the CPA crypto tax user experience and accelerate industry outreach.

Shehan graduated from William Paterson University, NJ as the salutatorian of his graduating class. Aside from being an accountant, Shehan enjoys rock climbing and spending time with his family.

More about Shehan: @TheCryptoCPA , LinkedIn


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