John Hancock

John Hancock

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CPA | 503-323-7386


Industry Expertise

Practice Focus

  • Audits, Reviews & Compilations
  • System & Internal Controls
  • Sustainability Services
  • Transaction Services


John has practiced public accounting since 1980, and exclusively serves financial institutions. John works with public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit financial institutions. He routinely works and meets with industry experts, service providers, and regulators from all agencies throughout the West Coast region and on a national level. John manages financial audit engagements for public and nonpublic clients providing management recommendations for cost savings and efficiency improvements; assisting with regulatory compliance and implementation issues; initiating profitability enhancements; and developing, projections, forecasting, and feasibility analyses. He also provides merger and acquisition consulting, including analyzing targets and structuring transactions to maximize both economic and tax benefits; offers strategic planning, board training, and technical consulting; and consults on risk management evaluations, identifying types of risks, and levels of exposure.

John has an MBA in accounting from Portland State University and a BS in business from the University of Oregon.

Selected Publications

  • "What Keeps You Up at Night" (WIB CFO & Finance Digest, November 2012)
  • "With Bank Failures Fading, Acquisitions Reshape the Sector" (Puget Sound Business Journal, October 2012)
  • "Annual Review of Audit Process" (Bank Director magazine, Spring 2012)
  • "Staying Vigilant" (Bank Director magazine, June 2012)
  • "Auditor Relationship with Audit Committees" (Bank Director magazine, 2012)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • How BASEL III Will Transform Your Bank
    Community Bankers of Washington (September 2012)
  • Lease Accounting
    Financial Managers Society Finance & Accounting Forum (June 2012)
  • Trends in Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Raising
    Oregon Bankers Association Winter Conference (December 2011)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Panel Member
    Washington Bankers Conference (November 2011)
  • Dodd-Frank Act Webinar Series
    Jones & Keller and Marquis Banking Partners (2011–2012)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Oregon Bankers Association
  • Member, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants