Tim Johnson, CPA
Tim knows it’s not just the numbers, but also the people behind them, that matter most.
Tim leads the company’s professional athlete practice, advising athletes, coaches, and their advisers on tax compliance and wealth management on and off the field. Tim’s goal is promptly addressing client needs and simplifying complex accounting issues in order to assist them in making informed decisions. He jumps on any opportunity to educate younger adults about the basics of financial literacy and follows his own motto of “paying attention,” not just to the numbers but also focusing on the people behind them.
Areas of Expertise
Tim has over 25 years of broad public accounting experience. He has extensive experience in tax planning, consulting and compliance for high net-worth individuals and a variety of industries, including athletes, manufacturing and distribution, and healthcare. Tim also has extensive experience in commercial real estate representing clients in the areas of real estate development and investment transactions. He can assist in buy-sell analysis, buy-lease analysis, cost segregation studies, budgeting and cash flow analysis.
Membership & Professional Associations
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants
- National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
- Audit Oversight Committee, Orange County, California
- Santa Ana Measure X Oversight Committee, Chair
- Treasurer, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Irvine, California
More About Tim
Prior to founding JLK Rosenberger LLP, Tim was a tax partner with a regional firm.
Tim earned a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree from California Lutheran University.
Claim to Fame
“In high school, I was very focused on breaking my high school’s weightlifting squat record, and during the last month of my senior year, I broke the record.”
Little known fact
“I grew up in the Northwest, where I learned to love the outdoors.”
Favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon
“Fly fishing up on Hot Creek in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas outside of Mammoth Lakes, California.”
Advice for aspiring CPAs
“Don’t focus solely on the numbers; focus on the people behind the numbers.”