Geoffrey B. King, CPA
Geoffrey B. King
Mr. King has over 40 years experience in the accounting profession and has been a shareholder in the firm since 1985.
His specific areas of expertise include:
• Financial reporting services for a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, special districts, wholesale distribution, oil industry non-profits, and employee benefits plans.
• Overall responsibility for quality control of the firm’s financial reporting practices.
• Taxation, general business consulting, with emphasis in agriculture, wholesale
distribution, oil industry, employee benefit plans, non-profit, and special districts.
• Expert witness and litigation support services.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA). Mr. King has served on the AICPA Peer Review Board, and as chairman of the CSCPA Peer Review Committee. He is a past chairman of the CSCPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, and is a past president of the Bakersfield Chapter.
Mr. King graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB). He continues his relationship with the University as a current member, and past chairman, of the California State University Bakersfield Foundation Board of Directors. He is also a past chairman of the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee and also served as the chairman and is a current member of both the Finance Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. King was named CSUB Alumnus of the Year in 2001 and was inducted into the CSUB Alumni Hall of Fame in 2015.
Mr. King is a member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield, and is a past treasurer and a past member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield Board of Directors. He is a past board member of the Bakersfield Community House, and a past president of the Bakersfield Gunners Soccer Club, a youth soccer organization. He was also a Bakersfield City Council appointee to the City Center Expert Citizens Oversight Committee. Mr. King is a past board member and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kern County Employees’ Retirement Association, which is responsible for administering Kern County’s public retirement system.
He is a past member of the board of directors of Garces Memorial High School and the Garces Memorial High School Foundation. Mr. King was named Garces High School’s Man of the Year in 2012.
Mr. King currently serves on the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Assistance League of Bakersfield. He is the current chairman and past treasurer of the board of directors of The Friends of Mercy Foundation, a foundation for Mercy
Hospital/Dignity Health. He serves on the community board of directors for Mercy Hospital/Dignity Health in Bakersfield. Mr. King also serves as an independent member of the board of directors of a large century-old family owned farming and real estate company. He sits on two governing boards of directors of a Hawaii resort property HOA; he currently serves as the president of one of the associations and the treasurer of the other.
He has served with a volunteer group providing and performing steak barbecues for the armed services throughout the world. Mr. King has served U.S. Troops in the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, and domestically.