Biography

Bret has practiced public accounting since 1996, providing assurance and consulting services to a variety of privately held clients primarily in the manufacturing, distribution, professional services, construction, and real estate industries. In 2005 Bret joined what has become the firm’s national office, where he helps develop and monitor the assurance practice, providing technical consultations on complex audit and accounting matters. His areas of expertise include business combinations, intangible assets and goodwill, variable interest entities, lease accounting, and revenue recognition applicable to the construction industry.

Bret focuses on emerging issues and changes in professional standards that impact the firm’s private company clients and regularly drafts comment letters on behalf of the firm. Additionally, Bret contributed to the AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee comment letter on the FASB’s proposed revisions to revenue recognition. He is a contributing reviewer to the AICPA’s Audit & Accounting Guide for Construction Contractors and sits on the Construction Financial Management Association national emerging issues committee and technical affairs subcommittee.

Bret works directly with other leaders in the firm to evaluate and adapt policies and practices in light of changing accounting and auditing standards, regulations, and other circumstances. He also participates in the firm’s internal inspections of practice offices and assists in designing, preparing, and delivering continuing education programs at all levels both internally and externally. Bret is also highly involved in assessing and implementing technology resources used to deliver client services throughout the firm’s assurance practice.

Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Contributing Reviewer, Audit & Accounting Guide for Construction Contractors since 2012, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member, Emerging Issues Committee and Technical Affairs Subcommittee, Construction Financial Management Association
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BS, accounting, Central Washington University