2021 KBF Director Promotions

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Julie Laake, Ian Pierson, and Jon Skinner.


Julie Laake

With over 15 years of experience in public accounting, Julie specializes in ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes. Julie’s clients include publicly traded companies, private equity and venture-backed businesses, and start-ups in a wide range of industries. Julie’s tax accounting skills are complemented by significant experience with federal tax compliance and consulting, including consolidated returns, mergers and acquisitions, and stock-based compensation analysis. The tax provision process can be complicated, but Julie is dedicated to making it as painless and efficient as possible for her clients.

Prior to joining KBF in 2014, Julie spent 8 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ San Diego office.

An Alumna of the University of Washington, Julie holds a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.


Ian Pierson

Ian has worked exclusively with KBF, after he graduated in 2007 from California Polytechnic University of Pomona with a B.S in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Ian has over 13 years of tax accounting experience.

His focus is with assisting public and private multinational companies with ASC 740 (Tax Provision) services, tax consulting, and income tax compliance. His ASC 740 experience includes serving the needs of companies across a wide range of industries in specific areas, such as, uncertain tax positions, stock options, purchase accounting, and creating/designing tax provision models for small domestic US companies to large US companies with significant international operations.


Jon Skinner

Jon has over 15 years of public accounting experience and has been with KBF CPAs LLP since 2009. Prior to joining KBF, Jon was with KPMG in Portland and Sacramento. Jon has spent his career providing ASC 740 and corporate compliance services to large public and private global enterprises.

Jon currently leads the outsourced tax function for several of his clients, assisting in the worldwide tax compliance function, inbound and outbound tax-related matters, tax structure alignment and mergers and acquisitions.