Brian W. Johnson

CPA, CFE, CCIFP
Partner
315.472.9127 x141

Brian W. Johnson, CPA, CFE, CCIFP, is an audit partner with over 35 combined years of experience providing audit and accounting services to both private and publicly-held domestic and foreign companies.

Brian extensive experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing inventor and cost accounting, retail, professional services, construction contractors and fraud and forensic examinations. Brian also specialize in audits of the controls of service organizations (SOC audits), internal audit outsourcing and internal controls evaluation and consulting.

Brian joined Dannible & McKee in 2006, having previously held senior financial management responsibilities in both domestic and international privately-held and publicly-traded entities involved in the manufacturing, recycling and commodities, consumer and industrial product testing, social compliance auditing and ISO certification industries. He began his professional career with a national public accounting firm overseeing audit engagements.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State
    Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
    Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
    Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY) Finance Council Executive Committee

  • Community Involvement

    The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, New York, Past Audit and Compliance Chair
    The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, New York, Past Executive Committee Member and Secretary, Board of Directors

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Utica College (1984)
    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Utica College (1980)

  • Publications

    “Cost Accounting: Understanding Product Costs and Pricing” – CNY Business Journal Ask the Expert, December 9, 2019

    Techniques for Evaluating a Company’s Financial Statements for Strengths and Weaknesses – Dannible & McKee Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2019

    “New Accounting Rules for Leases Are Coming – An Update” – Construction Contractor Magazine, Summer 2019

    Implementing an Effective Cycle Counting Program – Dannible & McKee CNY Manufacturing Conference and Dannible & McKee Southern Tier Conference, October 2018

    Ten Years After: An Overview of the Madoff Fraud and Lessons Companies Can Learn from It – Dannible & McKee CNY Fraud Conference, June 2018; Dannible & McKee Southern Tier Fraud Conference, September 2018

    While You Were Sleeping – Dannible & McKee Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2017

    Cybersecurity Essentials for the Everyday World (Part 1)” – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center

    Understanding the Ins and Outs of Debt Covenants” – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center

    Cost Accounting 101: Understanding Product Costs and Pricing” – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Website Resource Center

    Fraud Considerations for Vendor and Supply Chain Management – Dannible &McKee, LLP Central NY Manufacturing Conference, October 2017

    Fraud Considerations for Vendor and Supply Chain Management – Dannible &McKee, LLP Southern Tier Manufacturing Conference, October 2017

    Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud and How You Can Protect Your Business, with an Update on Current Fraud Trends – Dannible & McKee, LLP 2017 CNY Fraud Conference, June 2017

    If You Suspect Fraud in Your Company, What Do You Do? – Dannible & McKee, LLP Fraud Conference for the Southern Tier, June 2016

    “Seven Key Fraud Risks In The Construction Industry” – Construction Contractor Magazine, Winter 2016

    Understanding How Your Financial Statement Users Look At You – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s 39th Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2016

    If You Suspect Fraud in Your Company, What Do You Do? – Dannible & McKee, LLP 2016 Fraud Conference, October 27, 2016; June 30, 2016; April 7, 2017

    “New Accounting Rules for Leases” – Construction Contractor Magazine, Winter 2016

    Whom Can You Trust – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s 38th Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2015

    “Cost Accounting 101: Understanding Product Costs and Pricing” – MACNY’s Manufacturing Matters, September/October 2015

    Using Data Analytics to Detect Fraud – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s 37th Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2014

    “Fraud Prevention: Establishing a Company-Compliance Program” – Central New York Business Journal, February 2014