Blake Johnson, CPA

 
Blake Johnson, CPA Idaho Falls, Idaho, accountant
 
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Blake joined Cooper Norman in 2007 and has been a partner since 2011.  He served as the Member in Charge of the Idaho Falls office from June 2013 to June 2016.  Blake was elected as Cooper Norman’s Assistant Managing Member in June of 2015 and also serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee.  In June of 2016 Blake became Cooper Norman’s Chief Talent and Culture Officer.  In this position, he oversees the recruiting, retention, training, and career development for the Firm.

Before joining Cooper Norman, Blake spent five years working at another local CPA firm.  Blake also worked with PwC for several years performing Sarbanes-Oxley Audits for a plethora of multi-million dollar companies in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. During his time in public accounting, Blake has developed expertise in a variety of industries, including agriculture, restaurant and retail, oil and gas, health care, construction, and government contracting.

Expertise/Specialization:

  • Federal and state income taxation.
  • Entity structuring and strategic tax planning
  • Design and implementation of internal controls
  • Financial benchmarking and projections

Education:

  • Valedictorian, Ririe High School - 1995
  • Bachelors of Accounting degree, minor in Information Systems - high honors,    Brigham Young University Idaho  - 2002

Designations and Licensures:

  • CPA - Idaho

Professional Organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants