Gaylen Hansen, CPA, ABV

Gaylen Hansen
Location: Denver Office
Phone: (303) 740-9400

Audit Partner, Director of Quality Assurance

Gaylen has more than 40 years of public accounting experience and is responsible for EKS&H’s compliance with accounting and auditing standards, monitoring ethical and independence issues, and managing PCAOB inspections and AICPA peer reviews. He has extensive experience in SEC financial reporting rules, standards, and independence requirements, as well as professional ethics. He is currently a member of the Auditing Standards Board, which establishes auditing standards for all privately-owned and not-for-profit organizations in the United States.


  • AICPA—Auditing Standards Board
  • NASBA—Past Chair
  • IFAC—International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board & International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, Consultative Advisory Groups
  • AICPA—Professional Ethics Executive Committee, former member
  • PCAOB—Standing Advisory Group, former member
  • U.S. Treasury—Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, member


  • Accounting standards
  • Auditing standards
  • Professional ethics
  • PCAOB compliance


BS, Business Administration
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

MBA, International Business
California State University, Fullerton

Awards and Recognition


American University of Iraq—Board of Trustees and Audit Committee Chair

Personal activities

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