April 2017

Jest In Show

By | April 5, 2017|Categories: #BeMore|

Hi, my name is Kyle, and I feel very uncomfortable writing in the first person. This is pretty ironic considering I spend my time outside of work talking in the first person onstage doing stand-up comedy. Yes, an accountant is doing stand-up comedy. It’s 2017. Things don’t have to make sense anymore. Recently, I have [...]

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March 2017

GHJ at the LA Marathon

By | March 21, 2017|Categories: #BeMore|

The LA Marathon is not well-timed for CPAs, as my fellow LA Marathon running colleague Principal Jason Booth (pictured) can attest to. It usually falls right smack in the middle of busy season. But it is an iconic marathon and one of my favorites...as evidenced by the fact that I just completed my 4th LA [...]

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#BeMore and The Myth of Having It All

By | March 8, 2017|Categories: #BeMore|Tags: , , |

Co-authors: Brianne Cannon, Lauren Haverlock, Mari-Anne Kehler and Anita Wu At Green Hasson Janks, we believe every day is a chance to #BeMore. Not do more. Not work more. Instead, we encourage one another to be the best we can be and enjoy life to the fullest. With our commitment to anytime/anywhere work, our support [...]

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February 2017


By | February 16, 2017|Categories: #BeMore|Tags: , , , , , , |

Partner Tom Barry fishing with his kids. “Work life balance” and “flex schedule” are two phrases that have been thrown around and overused in the accounting profession for years. In concept they are great. They provide opportunity for me to fit more things into my day. I can now work my 10+ hour day, take [...]

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August 2016

Travel Has Made Me a Better Accountant

By | August 17, 2016|Categories: #BeMore|Tags: , , , , , |

By Polina S. Chapiro (International Tax Partner, Green Hasson Janks) As an international tax expert, traveling to countries around the world gives me a perspective and sense of how other people live and do business. I’ve been to many countries in Europe (to some several times), as well as to Africa and China (including Hong [...]

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The Greater Good

By | August 11, 2016|Categories: #BeMore|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By: Donella Wilson (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) The following is adapted from a speech given by Donella at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women’s Summit on May 23, 2016 (Green Hasson Janks was a sponsor). Donella is Board President of the Downtown Women’s Center, the only organization in Los Angeles exclusively dedicated to addressing the [...]

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July 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING PARTNER: Positivity Brings Great Rewards

By | July 21, 2016|Categories: #BeMore|Tags: , , , , |

By Leon Janks (Managing Partner, Green Hasson Janks) Research shows that being positive positions you for success. A defining study of positivity was done by social psychologist Barbara Fredrickson at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill that applies science to positivity. The study found that the biggest benefit of positivity is an enhanced openness and ability [...]

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June 2016

Who We Are

By | June 30, 2016|Categories: #BeMore|Tags: , |

By Steven D. Sills (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) Reflecting on our annual firm-wide Community Day last week, I am reminded of a saying we have here at Green Hasson Janks: “Serving the nonprofit community is not just what we do; it is who we are.” Community service is a central part of the Firm’s identity, [...]

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