David Brownstein, CPA

Audit Principal

With Haskell & White since: 2012

David Brownstein, CPA, has over 10 years of experience in public accounting, including nearly three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. David has served private and publicly held companies of all sizes in a variety of industries including life sciences, manufacturing, real estate and technology. He has experience managing several of the Firm’s life science clients, including the $380 million acquisition of Ellipse Technologies, Inc. David also manages a number of our Firm’s publicly held clients, including recently guiding a technology company through the process of filing its Form S-1 Registration Statement, which was declared effective by the SEC in January 2021. He maintains a proactive approach throughout his projects and is skilled at explaining technical topics in a simple, easy-to-understand manner.

David graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master of Accounting degree. He currently serves on the Executive Council for the UCI Diabetes Center.


Industries & Areas of Specialty:
  • Public Companies
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Non-profits
  • Employee Benefit Plans
Industry and Professional Affiliations:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tulane University – B.S. in Finance and Masters in Accounting (MACCT)
  • Summa Cum Laude
Community Involvement:
  • UCI Diabetes Center – (Executive Council)


Posts by David Brownstein

10 Years Later: 10 Reasons Why I Still Love Working at Haskell & White

This May (May 29, 2022, to be exact) will mark my ten-year anniversary at Haskell & White, a Southern California CPA firm. With all the publicity surrounding “The Great Resignation”, and particularly its impact on the public accounting industry, I’d like to share my top – 10 reasons why I still love working here – Read more...

Going Concern Disclosures Today

With the COVID-19 pandemic well into its second year and the start of planning for the upcoming audit season, you may have questions about how to evaluate your company’s going concern status. While some industries appear to have rebounded from the worst of the economic downturn, others continue to struggle with pandemic-related issues, such as Read more...

Choosing Your Audit Firm Series: Size and Resources

How should a public company go about selecting its audit firm? The data show public companies tend to default to one of the Big 4 or National firms. According to a 2020 article by Audit Analytics, the Top 10 firms audited nearly two-thirds of all public companies, with the Big 4 firms auditing approximately half Read more...