GHJ Managing Partner Again Named One of the Most Influential Leaders in Business

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 16, 2023) – GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry was once again named one of the 500 most influential people in business by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ). This is Tom’s sixth year in a row being featured in LABJ’s annual LA500 issue.

“It is an honor to be recognized alongside my peers as well as many esteemed leaders here in Los Angeles,” Tom said. “GHJ started in Los Angeles and, although we have since grown into a national firm with an international footprint, we are so proud of the work we have done and the work we continue to do in our Los Angeles community.”

Under Tom’s leadership, GHJ has experienced significant growth, with a 46-percent increase in revenue in 2022 and employees now in 27 states ready to meet clients where they are. In 2023, GHJ was named the 7th Fastest-Growing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Firm in the country and a Top Regional Leader in the West by Accounting Today.

Through this growth, GHJ continues to emphasize its culture to build a work experience that benefits employees. As a proud husband and father of four, Tom is a strong proponent of flexible work and launched GHJ’s #BeMore cultural philosophy, which encourages members of the Firm to live their best lives professionally and personally. In the past year, GHJ was named the Employee Experience of the Year at the Transform Awards and Top DEI-Focused Firm by CalCPA and the Los Angeles Business Journal.


Tom Barry, CPA, believes in building a successful life one day at a time. He does that by leveraging technology to create a flexible schedule that allows him to be a father and husband in addition to fully committing to his career at GHJ, where he has worked since 1997.

In addition to his work as GHJ’s Managing Partner, Tom is the chairman of HLB North America and sits on the Executive Committee of HLB International, serving as a leader and resource to all North American member firms of the global advisory and accounting network. He is an active member of YPO - Santa Monica Bay and is currently Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. He is also Chairman of the Accounting Advisory Board for Loyola Marymount University and Treasurer for GHJ Foundation, GHJ’s vehicle for purposeful and proactive giving to the community.

Tom is a graduate of Villanova University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He has received a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs.

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in more than 25 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm and Top Regional Leader in the West by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms around the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and more than 200 staff members, who serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).