LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan. 24, 2019) – The Los Angeles-based accounting firm Green Hasson Janks (GHJ) is expanding with a new value-added service offering. Brian Watson joined the Firm as a principal to lead and grow the Firm’s Royalty and Licensing Practice.
Watson is an accountant who brings with him 10 years of experience in contract advisory with an emphasis in software asset management and software license compliance. His experience includes building and managing global software compliance and asset management programs resulting in millions of dollars in revenue recovery and cost savings for his clients. He has a deep understanding of business operations, including contracting, procurement and license optimization.
“We know Brian will be a true asset to our firm,” said Tom Barry, GHJ Managing Partner. “His experience in contract advisory in the technology industry will help us build out a Royalty and Licensing Practice that will allow us to better serve our clients in the future. Brian’s appointment as principal is a demonstration of our investment in the firm’s growth and commitment to expanding our service offerings.”
Prior to joining GHJ, Watson worked for KPMG as a director in their major projects and contract advisory practice. At KPMG he managed and helped grow multiple software publishers’ license compliance programs.
“We are excited about expanding our contract compliance and forensics business beyond the entertainment industry,” said Ilan Haimoff, Head of GHJ’s Contract Compliance and Forensics Department.
Watson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Santa Clara University.
About Green Hasson Janks
Founded in 1953, Green Hasson Janks is a Los Angeles-based accounting firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, Green Hasson Janks is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.
The firm works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, the firm has 12 partners and approximately 150 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. The firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).