John joined the KBF team in November 2020 and serves in the firm’s audit and advisory practices. In audit, John directs the completion of attest engagements for privately held technology, manufacturing, life science, real estate, and retail companies. In the firm’s advisory practice, John assists both publicly traded and privately held companies with technical accounting, internal controls, and SEC reporting requirements. In addition to his client facing responsibilities, John oversees the creation, development, and delivery of the firm’s audit team training curriculum.
John has a background in both public accounting and industry. He started his career at KPMG in Portland, where he served publicly traded technology and manufacturing companies for six years, as well as non-public companies primarily in the healthcare space. In industry, his assistant controller and controller responsibilities included leading his teams in the recording and reporting of financial results as well as coordinating the external financial statement audits. In these roles, John completed the implementations of ASC 606 and 842 among other technical accounting projects. He has extensive experience in SOX compliance and technical areas including accounting for income taxes, information technology, share-based payments, and revenue.
John spends his time away from work volunteering with 4H/FFA, serving as the treasurer for a not-for-profit organization, developing his Suffolk sheep seedstock operations, and spending time with friends and family.