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Chris Chapman

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Chris Chapman CPA, CGMA

Business Advisor

Practice Areas

  • Tax Accounting

  • Income Tax Compliance 

  • Business Advisory 

  • Tax Credit & Incentives 

  • Family Business Support 

  • Financial Reporting 

  • Accounting System Design​

 

Industries 

  • Family Business

  • Agriculture & Food Processing 

  • Manufacturing & Distribution 

  • Professional Service Firms 

  • Construction

 

Background

Chris joined the firm in 2009 after working as Controller at a heavy equipment parts supplier. He also worked in the agricultural industry as Controller of an almond processing plant. Chris received his Certified Public Accountant license while working seven years at another local public accounting firm. He is currently the Tax Manager at The Garabedian Group and is responsible for training and making sure all staff are up to date with current changes in the income tax realm. 

 

Education

California State University, Fresno- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accountancy 

 

Certifications 

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Chartered Gliobal Management Accountant 

 

Professional Affiliations 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants 

 

Community Activities 

Chris is on the finance committee and security team at CrossCity Christian Church. He also teaches self-defense and safety tactics to the women's ministry as well. He is active in many aspects of the children's ministry since my wife is the preschool director. Also, Chris volunteers at Ronald McDonald House Charities Of The Central Valley in their Meals from the Heart program. 

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