Ron E. Thompson is a Partner in the Tax and Accounting Department of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, & Hunt, LLP. He is in charge of the Irvine Tax and Accounting Department and responsible for the delivery of tax, estate planning, accounting (including the setup and maintenance of state of the art cloud accounting systems), and attestation services to clients, which consist principally of small business enterprises and individuals. Those clients cover a broad range of professions and industries including e-commerce, investment advisory, legal, medical, manufacturing, non-profit, food service, real estate, entertainment, and apparel.
Mr. Thompson has served as an accountant for over thirty-five years both in private and public accounting. His private company experience includes serving as the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer at a wholesale investment advisory where he set up all accounting, compliance and operational systems while the startup company’s assets under management grew to $500 million. In addition, he served as the controller of an internet services provider and as a finance manager in the defense industry.
Mr. Thompson has extensive experience in all aspects of income and estate taxation including minimizing income and estate taxes. He also regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing agencies during audits of individual, business, estate and sales taxes. He has managed financial statement audits of numerous companies including several manufacturing companies with sales in excess of $50 million and plant locations throughout the United States. He has extensive experience in business consulting including cash planning and operations budgeting and he regularly advises clients on areas to improve operating efficiency and profitability.
Mr. Thompson has testified in the Superior Court of California as an expert witness in matter of taxation. He has extensive litigation and pre-litigation consulting experience providing damage analysis involving tax and accounting issues in a variety of disputes and cases including partnership disputes, wrongful termination, and the tax aspects of damages against the United States Department of Justice.
Mr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.