GHJ Managing Partner Once Again Named One of the Top 500 Most Influential People in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 23, 2022) – GHJ, a national accounting and advisory firm, is proud to announce Managing Partner Tom Barry has been included in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500. This is Tom’s fifth year on the list, which celebrates the most influential leaders and impactful executives in Los Angeles.

“Thank you to the Los Angeles Business Journal for this recognition,” Tom said. “It is an honor to be named alongside such esteemed business leaders.”

As Managing Partner for GHJ, Tom oversees operations for the Firm, guides the Firm’s vision towards the future and serves on the Executive Committee. Under Tom’s leadership, GHJ continues to be recognized as a Firm to Watch and a Top Firm in the Western U.S. Region by Accounting Today.

In the past year, GHJ has continued to expand its service offerings with the re-brand of its recruiting arm Search and Staffing and a new office in Northern California.

Tom considers his role as to be a combination of entrepreneur, partner, consultant, coach and business advisor. He believes in building a successful life one day at a time 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.

Since taking on the role of Managing Partner about five years ago, Tom has led the Firm through major initiatives to define its core values, embrace its #BeMore philosophy, and open the doors to GHJ’s new headquarters in 2021.

“I am proud to lead our team at GHJ, where we empower our team members and clients to #BeMore, living their best lives professionally and personally,” Tom continued. “We believe that goals have the greatest opportunity for success if we can #BeMore to our self, our family and our Firm.”

A leader in the industry, Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPAs and serves on the Loyola Marymount University Accounting Advisory Board.

About GHJ

GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as Accounting Today’s “Firm to Watch” and “Top Regional Leader in the West”, an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 200 firm and a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future. GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients —providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. 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 across major cities throughout the U.S. and 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 157countries across the globe. GHJ has 21 partners and approximately 200staff members that 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).