Louis J. Barbich, CPA/MBA

Louis J. Barbich, CPA/MBA

Louis J. Barbich
Shareholder

lou@bhkcpas.com

With over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession, Mr. Barbich provides the broad based foundation of the Firm.

As a certified public accountant, his tax, auditing and consulting practice, specializes in diversified, integrated agricultural operations.

  • Income and estate tax consulting for clients in widely diversified industries with an emphasis in the agriculture industry, real estate sales, development, and real estate and investments.
  • Financial and management consulting on sales and purchases and mergers of businesses, corporate governance, organizational structure, and family successorship planning.
  • Independent trustee of Trusts for over 25 years. Currently active trustee for over 40 trusts. Most trusts involve multiple generations primarily, for family farms.

Mr. Barbich graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University Fresno, and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He currently serves as a member of the Annual Farmers Tax & Accounting Conference sponsored by the California Education Foundation of the California Society of CPAs, he has been Chair multiple years.

He is a past president of the California Society of CPAs and is a recipient of the California Society’s Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Barbich is a past board member of the American Institute of CPAs and former chairman of the Management of Accounting Practice Committee, and his Firm is currently a member of the AICPA Large Firm Network, an association of accounting firms throughout the United States.

As members of Geneva Group International (GGI), one of the top ten international accounting, consulting and law firm alliances, we are able to deliver the best possible advice on a global scale. Through GGI we have access to CPA’s and Lawyers around the world who are able to give advice on local regulations, compliance and go-to-market strategies.

He is a co-founder of CAMICO, and was the Chairman of the Board for 26 years (1986-2012) and is now Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Barbich continues to serve on the Board of Directors. CAMICO is a professional liability insurance program for CPAs which insures almost 8,000 CPA firms, and 70,000 professionals throughout the United States. CAMICO is the second largest professional liability insurance program for CPAs in the country.

He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield West and a current member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield. Mr. Barbich is a past president of the Bakersfield Country Club. He is a past chairman of the board of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. He served on the facilitation team of Greater Bakersfield Vision 2020 and chaired the Education Vision Force.

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