Professor Brian King is Senior Tax Accountant with the H.J. Heinz Company and has instructed the ACT 531 Auditing course Fall of 2013 at Chatham University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and is currently working to complete the second and final part of the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination.
As the Senior Tax Accountant at H.J. Heinz Company, King works to minimize the overall effective tax rate of the company through the design and implementation of strategies in federal, state, and local tax compliance. Prior to this, he held the position of tax manager with a regional public accounting firm specializing in the taxation of high net worth individuals, trusts, pass-through, and not-for-profit entities.
The need for hard-working and ethical people in accounting and accounting-related fields, according to King, is extremely important. This need has increased dramatically in recent years due to highly-competitive and continuously-evolving business environments. He says that people will be the key to the strength of the profession.
King is involved in several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In his free time, King enjoys running, cycling, golf, motorsports, and spending time with family and friends.
Parts of this article were originally published by Ginger Polozoff for Chatham University’s B&E Department Newsletter. It is re-posted here with permission.