My Story - Barry J. Kohn, CPA
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and worked in the family business – a successful butcher store. My father taught me how to succeed in a small business. He believed in working very hard, be fair and smile. My father believed that "people want to do business with likeable people". I agree.
I started my CPA firm in 1995. I made the decision, early on, to keep my firm a one-person firm so that my clients would only deal with one person and receive highly personal service. I treat my clients as if they were my family. Many of my clients have told me numerous times the reason they like dealing with me is because I pick up the phone when they call me, I respond to emails, and texts, quickly and, most of all, they have peace of mind. I am proud of my reputation – “generally, my clients do not get audited by the IRS or FTB.” I am proud to serve successful individuals and small business owners in San Diego, California. I still follow my father’s advice – work very hard, be fair and smile. Happiness to me is - helping a small business and/or individual make smart tax and financial decisions.
Relevant Work and School History:
1995 – Present: Certified Public Accountant – Sole Proprietor
1993 – 1995: Staff Accountant
1990 - 1992: Commercial Real Estate Broker
1987 - 1989: Business Attorney
1982 - 1986: Brooklyn Law School, J.D. May 1986
1978 - 1982: Pace University, B.B.A. in Accounting, May 1982
1995 – Present: California Board of Accountancy –
Licensed Certified Public Accountant
California Society of Certified Public Accountants –
Past president of the San Diego Chapter