SANTA ROSA, Calif., Apr. 19, 2022 — BPM LLP, one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, announces that Christopher Thomas, Assurance Manager in its Santa Rosa office, has been selected for the North Bay Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” awards list. The awards recognize outstanding young business professionals and community leaders in the North Bay.

“Our North Bay business community has demonstrated tremendous resourcefulness and persistence over the last two years of the pandemic, and I am honored to be recognized among this cast of talented young professionals who have persevered through the disruption,” said Thomas. “With a mix of more traditional industries, like wine and agriculture, as well as a significant technology influence, our region is varied in the range of professional and financial services required to support these interests. These honors help assure established companies and emerging players in the region that the North Bay is rich with sophisticated, local professionals who can support their operations.”

Thomas has more than six years of public accounting experience, including work across the consumer business, wine and craft beverage, natural products, and nonprofit industries. He regularly assists with financial statement compilations, reviews and audits. Thomas has an emphasis on assisting organizations with the implementation of ASC 606, the new revenue recognition standard. He also guides clients through first-time reviews. Thomas earned his M.S. in Accountancy from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Aviation Management from Utah Valley University. He was a commercial pilot before starting his public accounting career.

“Chris has been a mover and shaker within the national BPM ranks, and his regional contributions have benefited many leading North Bay businesses,” said BPM North Bay Partner-in-Charge Michelle Muth Ausburn. “An emerging leader and sterling example for our newest team members, Chris is truly deserving of this ‘Forty Under 40’ distinction and I’m excited for the promising career he has ahead of him.” 

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