Technical Director

John Golisch has over 40 years of experience in public accounting. His responsibilities have included audit and accounting Regional Technical Director, engagement partner on public and private companies, reviewing SEC filings, and providing guidance on accounting, auditing, and SEC/PCAOB technical matters. John worked for BDO/USA for approximately 9 years and as an audit partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he worked for more than 30 years.

John’s broad-based experience includes working with clients in technology, private equity, real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and service industries. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisition transactions, IPO’s and due diligence transactions. As Regional Technical Director at BDO/USA for the Los Angeles office and the Western Region, John provided advice on technical accounting and audit matters, reviewing financial statements and corporate filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, establishing and monitoring quality control procedures.

John was an integral member of BDO’s National Auditing and Accounting Committee, through which the Firm’s internal policies are established. John was also a member of BDO’s National SEC Consulting Group, which is responsible for performing final technical reviews of registration statements and annual reports for clients in a broad range of industries. John also has extensive experience in Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work. While at Andersen, John was part of the firm’s retail and wholesale distribution industry practice and was responsible for the firm’s Southern California practice in this industry group.

Education, Certifications and Associations

  • California State University, Northridge, B.S., Business Administration
  • Membership & Associations: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Former Member CSUN Foundation Board

Industry Specialty

  • Distribution
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Service Industries
  • Technology