Gonzaga’s curriculum is continuously improved based on feedback from the Accounting Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from accounting firms across the United States. Their input ensures that students are developing the skills and competencies that hiring firms are looking for.
Learn more about the members of our Accounting Advisory Board by clicking on their names below.
Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC
Mary is a principal at Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC and is the Director of Assurance Services. In addition, Mary oversees and manages quality control, professional training and internal systems within the firm. Mary is also a key operations point person within the firm and has led the implantation of several strategic, firm wide initiatives, some of which include GoFileRoom and Prosystem fx Engagement software conversions.
Seattle Office Tax Managing Partner
Deloitte Tax LLP
Jeff became the Office Tax Managing Partner for Seattle in 2013. In his role, Jeff oversees the Seattle operations, talent and marketplace activities for the Deloitte tax practice. In addition, Jeff oversees the operations and talent activities for the Portland and Boise tax practices.
Moss Adams LLP
Tammy has been in public accounting since 1993 and is a leader in Moss Adams' government, higher education, not-for-profit, and health care practice. She specializes in providing accounting, auditing, and consulting services to higher education, quasi-governmental, health care, and other not-for-profit organizations. She coordinates and supervises audits, provides consultation related to internal controls, and provides continuing education classes internally as well as externally to various organizations.
David Green CPA PLLC
David has over 33 years of experience in public accounting serving individuals on matters relating to taxation including estate and gift tax planning, retirement planning, charitable giving strategies, income tax minimization, stock option planning and taxation of fiduciaries.
Director – Corporate Revenue Assurance
Stacey thrives in dichotomy as an Accounting Major and a Theatre Minor. She is truly a strategic leader with a passion for people development and a proven ability to proactively identify risk and resource needs to create an agile and high performing revenue recognition function. Stacey is energized by digging into the details to solve tough challenges for senior leaders. With her dynamic and energetic personality, she’s proven her ability to attract and develop key talent.
Peterson Sullivan LLP
Rob’s main focuses include real estate, professional partnerships and LLC's, along with their uses in estate planning. Rob also has extensive experience regarding inbound international tax issues.
Partner –State and Local Tax
Meredith advises clients on various multistate tax matters including: reorganizing/restructuring, income tax provisions, revenue sourcing, due diligence/acquisition planning, controversies and compliance matters. Meredith consults with companies representing a wide variety of industries including technology, retail and manufacturing. Her primary area of concentration is state income and franchise taxes, but also assists clients with issues involving sales, use and business activity taxes.
Schoolhouse Elective & Supply Co.
Brandon is a Corporate Tax Partner in the M&A Tax Services group of Grant Thornton LLP specializing in mergers and acquisitions and tax structuring. Brandon works with a variety of enterprises looking to acquire strategic financial targets including: closely held businesses looking to expand or diversify, public companies looking to grow market share or vertically integrate, and private equity firms building or liquidating investment portfolios.
Grant Thornton LLP
Director of Accounting Policy
Chris is a top-performing accounting and finance professional with progressive career growth, over 16 years of experience with Big Four public accounting firms, and 2 years of experience working internationally. Chris consistently proves to be successful in fast-paced environments and is recognized for his excellent technical, supervisory, project management, and client service skills.
Kevin is a tax specialist with over 30 years of experience working with businesses and high net worth individuals to minimize income and estate taxes. He is active in the community, serving on several not-for-profit boards, and is the past President of the Spokane Estate Planning Council.
HMA CPA, PS
Thomas is the Shareholder in charge of the Audit and Accounting Department at Clark Nuber. He specializes in privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Thomas’ services include: audits, reviews, and business consulting projects.
Eide Bailly, LLP
Director of Graduate Accounting Programs