Steve Cogan

CPA | Managing Principal



Total Experience




Specializing In:

  • Internal Audit
  • Healthcare
  • Non-Profits



Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo

Meet Steve

In addition to his role as REDW’s Managing Principal, Steve is an enthusiastic public champion who also serves some of the firm’s largest internal audit, nonprofit and healthcare clients. His career as an auditor led him to become one of the Southwest’s top technical experts on internal audit, fraud prevention and investigation, and risk management.

Steve merges his strong technical expertise and dedicated client service with the leadership skills required to guide a top-level financial services team. Today, he is driving REDW toward the integration of technology, business acumen, and forward-thinking strategy to help the firm meet the growing demand for highly specialized accounting and financial services. With a focus on conversational capacity, Steve is helping to re-engage team members through new and exciting ways to share ideas and gain client insight. He views REDW, the firm he and so many others helped shape and expand, as something unique in the markets it serves – an unusually diverse blend of professionals and service lines which can meaningfully assist clients across a wide spectrum of complex financial and business advisory needs.

As REDW increases in size and geographic reach, Steve is poised to build on the firm’s already strong reputation for integrity and technical expertise by making sure the compassionate side of the business flourishes as well. Steve has been an integral part of some of the largest community-oriented projects REDW has tackled for clients in recent years, including helping Native American Tribes transition from Indian Health Services to run their own healthcare facilities.

Steve joined REDW in 1992 after several years of audit experience with a national firm.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

Steve is a Certified Public Accountant in New Mexico and Arizona. He is also a member of, or participates in, the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA)
  • Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Albuquerque Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

Awards and Recognition

  • 2010 Recipient of the NMSCPA’s Community Service Award, recognizing outstanding achievements and dedication to public service
  • 2009-2010 Recipient of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation’s Award of Distinction, recognizing an individual serving the foundation in an outstanding leadership capacity
  • 2006 Recipient of Catholic Charities’ Grateful Appreciation Award for Dedicated Service 1996-2006

"The most gratifying aspect of my job is helping our clients and team members be successful. It’s fun to see the growth and development through the years and have the opportunity to be a part of it."

Steve Cogan CPA | Managing Principal

Community Involvement

Steve's wide-ranging community work includes: 10 years as a Board member and President of Catholic Charities; 7 years as a Board member, Treasurer and President of the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History Foundation; 6 years as a volunteer and Secretary of the New Mexico Healthcare Executives, an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives; 5 years as Chair of the 4th Street and Montaño Area Improvement Coalition community revitalization project; 5 years on the Steering Committee of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Accelerator; several years as a Board member of the New Mexico Information Technology & Software Association; and 6 years on the NMSCPA’s Peer Review Committee. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership New Mexico.

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