It always seems impossible until it’s done.
What’s your role in the firm, and how do you make a difference?
As a Partner in our accounting and auditing practice, with a specialty in our M&A practice. I seek to empower others to make a difference in what they’re passionate about.
Describe the best thing about Green Hasson Janks and why it matters to you
I love that Green Hasson Janks embraces diversity and innovates to achieve its vision.
What is your favorite quote that best describes your professional philosophy?
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Where do you see the profession heading, and what innovations can we anticipate?
As technology continues to disrupt the compliance space, clients will look to the profession to bring value to the table through financial and operational consulting services.
If I weren’t an accountant/consultant, I’d be a __________________. Why?
A tennis playing, rugby loving… fisherman.
David Sternberg, CPA, has more than 10 years of public accounting experience providing audit, transactional and general business advisory services.
Prior to joining Green Hasson Janks in 2009, he worked for a Big Four firm. His industry experience includes closely held entities operating in a wide variety of industries including technology, entertainment, food and beverage, retail, real estate and nonprofits. David’s experience also includes companies backed by private-equity groups.
David has significant clients in all of the Firm’s core niche areas and enjoys working in both a due diligence and advisory role with his clients. He has built trusted relationships with clients who know they can count on him to help them with their needs.
In addition to performing audits and reviews, he has extensive experience in advising in the area of mergers and acquisitions, providing financial due diligence consulting such as quality of earnings, working capital analysis, EBITDA analysis and projections. David has assisted on deals ranging from $5 million to $200 million.
David’s transaction advisory experience is an asset to the Firm’s Transaction Advisory Practice, and his consultative mindset contributes to Green Hasson Janks’ ongoing growth within its Advisory Practice. David embraces diversity and innovation to help clients and the Firm #BeMore successful. He is also passionate about developing and empowering the Firm’s people to #BeMore for their clients, the firm and themselves.
David graduated with a business science degree, majoring in finance and a post graduate diploma in accounting, from the University of Cape Town. He is qualified as a CPA and Chartered Accountant.
Favorite place in the world:
House and Country Music
Favorite movie or book of all time:
One word that best describes me:
When I’m not working, you’ll catch me doing this:
Playing tennis or fishing in the Pacific.
There is traditionally a negative stigma about the demanding work environment of public accounting and consulting. If the perception is based on the long hours and deadlines, then I understand the associated disapproval. But if viewed through the lens of making a difference and helping clients succeed, then the culture, for me, is more about being more! Reflecting on the past Busy Season, I would like to share some philosophies that have gotten me through the season and will prepare me for the […]