LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2021) – Los Angeles-based accounting and advisory firm GHJ is once again expanding. Douglas Halley, CPA, is joining the Firm as a member of its Audit and Assurance leadership team.
Douglas has over 30 years of public accounting experience specifically working with complex clients with an emphasis in the nonprofit and healthcare sectors. During his career, he has demonstrated excellence in financial management and analysis coupled with executive leadership and deep operational and financial expertise. Well-versed in identifying clients’ financial needs, problem-solving and developing comprehensive solutions, Douglas is driven to provide world-class client service.
“Douglas’s addition to our leadership team demonstrates our commitment to providing our clients with the best possible service,” GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry explained. “We believe his unique experience and skillset will provide us the opportunity to not only expand our Healthcare and Nonprofit Practices, but also our own employees’ knowledge and skills by learning from an established leader in the profession.”
Prior to joining the firm, Douglas was a partner at Deloitte for 18 years and was known for leading and motivating high-performing teams. Along with his in-depth technical accounting and business process knowledge, Douglas has deep expertise in advising clients in a variety of areas including resource allocation, growth opportunities and transactions. While at Deloitte, Douglas gained a reputation for effectively working with physician management practices, hospital systems, international charitable service groups and educational organizations.
“We are excited Douglas will add so much value to our growing Nonprofit Practice,” said Donella Wilson, partner leading the GHJ’s Nonprofit Practice. “His proven background in healthcare will allow us to further collaborate with clients as well as expand our service offerings. Adding talent like Douglas to our firm reflects our commitment to, and investment in, developing the Nonprofit Practice as part of our strategic vision.”
Passionate about giving back, Douglas served as Deloitte’s West Region Pro Bono Champion and evaluated and approved advisory pro bono projects valued at between $3 and $10 million annually throughout the U.S. He also sponsored community service projects and skills-based volunteering for clients and other nonprofits throughout the West Coast, including holiday meals for transitional facilities, veterans’ services and food assistance.
GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Previous recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, 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 better serve its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 158 countries across the globe and over 775 offices worldwide.
Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ has 15 partners and more than 160 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. GHJ is 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).