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John Taing, CPA, ABV, CFE

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John Taing is a Partner at Thong, Yu, Wong & Lee, LLP, specializing in accounting, auditing, business risk management and controls and business valuations.  John has over ten years of professional experience serving global clients.  His industry exposure includes audits for benefit plans, governmental, housing and urban development, domestic and offshore hedge funds, fund-of funds, fixed income funds, private equity funds, venture capital firms, management companies, as well as Service Organization Control reviews, Global Investment Performance Standards compliance and Business Valuations.

Prior to joining the firm John was a Senior Manager in the Los Angeles Financial Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP.  John served as auditor for U.S. based companies ranging from $10 million to $52 billion of committed capital under management specializing in hedge fund and private equity audits. John also served as the Los Angeles subject matter advisor for Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) reviews.

John plays an integral part in all audits and business valuations of the firm including planning, strategy, execution and conclusion of the engagements.  He concentrates in retail & wholesale, real estate, benefit plans, governmental, housing and urban development industries.  John is highly involved in fair value measurement and presentation and disclosure in accordance with GAAP, and has advised clients on current industry issues involving revenue recognition, distinguishing liabilities from equity, purchase accounting and liquidation accounting.  

John has experience in GAAP, SSARS, USPAP and compliance testing, he has extensive experience in technical accounting matters including but not limited to areas of estimation, investment and business valuation, goodwill, evaluation, and compliance.

John received his bachelor's degree in business economics from University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). John is also Accredited in Business Valuations and a member of the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section.