Instructor Bio

Brian Yacker

Brian Yacker, CPA/JD
Huntington Beach, CA

Brian has over 25 years of tax, legal, and accounting experience in the exempt organizations area. Areas of exempt organization consultation which Brian possesses expertise include public support test calculations and planning, preparation of reasonable compensation rebuttable presumption binders and Reasonable Compensation Studies, governance best practices consultation, recommendations regarding effective Bylaws, conducting of EO Governance Check-Ups, compliance with the §501(h) lobbying safe harbor, proper functional expense allocations, maximizing charity watchdog ratings, preparation of federal and state Tax Exemption Applications, conducting of unrelated business income revenue stream studies, preparing state charitable solicitation registrations and the proper internal and external reporting of special event fundraisers.

Brian is currently an adjunct professor for the University of California Irvine, teaching the Nonprofit Accounting course in the Master of Professional Accountancy program. Additionally, Brian serves on the Board of Directors for California Rural Legal Assistance (for which he serves on the Audit Committee and Executive Committee). Finally, Brian serves on the AICPA’s EO Tax Technical Resource Panel and the AICPA Nonprofit Advisory Council.

Brian earned his Bachelors degree in Finance/Marketing from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington).

Brian has received the 2017 AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award for her practical approach, enthusiasm, and lively seminars.

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