SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Meredith Johnson, Director in BPM’s Tax Practice, has been elected to California Society of CPAs’ State Board of Directors. She is one of four Council Representatives who will serve for a staggered two-year terms.
In her new role, Johnson will act as a liaison between CalCPA state committees, chapters and the Board of Directors. Specifically, she will carry out the strategies and policies set by the CalCPA Council and the membership.
“I am honored to be part of such a wonderful organization that is committed to the advancement of business professionals throughout California,” said Johnson.
“This opportunity not only allows me to serve my peers, but also advances the Firm’s ability to stay at the forefront of innovation and interact with the most cutting edge minds in the industry.”
CalCPA is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States with a record of 44,000 members across 14 chapters. Through innovation and in partnership with the CPA profession, its mission is to deliver quality education, build knowledge to foster excellence, and advance individuals and the profession.
Participation on the CalCPA Board through the CalCPA Council is by nomination and election only. CalCPA members include CPAs, leading business and finance professionals, as well as students and educators in the community.
Outside of her commitment to CalCPA, Johnson will continue her full time position at BPM, advising clients in the areas of tax optimization, estate planning and business succession planning.
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 major firms in the country. With six offices across the Bay Area – as well as offices in Oregon, Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands – we serve emerging, mid-cap, and closely-held businesses as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad reach of industries. From financial services, technology, life science and consumer business to real estate, nonprofits, wine and craft beverages, we are committed to the success of our clients. Our International Tax Practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and our well-recognized SEC Practice serves approximately 35 public reporting companies. We are listed as one of the “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women,” and the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal and Silicon Valley Business Journal all list BPM as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Accounting Today ranked us as the #1 “Best Firm to Work for” in the nation, in the Large Firm Category, and one of the Top 10 Firms in the West. We have been recognized by Inavero as a “Best of Accounting” winner for client service excellence – an honor less than 1% of all accounting firms in the U.S. and Canada earned, for providing exemplary client service. Most recently, Vault.com ranked us as the #1 Firm for Diversity and Minorities, and #21 in the 2018 Vault Accounting 50.