John G. McWilliams
“Golden Gate University is so exceptional because it’s a place where practice and theory work together well”
John McWilliams is a professor at Golden Gate University teaching tax classes in both the Masters of Accountancy and Master of Science in Taxation programs. He received the Golden Gate University Outstanding Service Award in 2010. John is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the State Bar of California. He consults with lawyers and accountants on tax matters of their clients. He is an active participant in both the American Institute of CPAs and California Society of CPAs. He served as Vice Chair of CALCPA and President of the San Francisco Chapter of CALCPA. John has been a California representative to the AICPA Council. He has served on two AICPA Tax Division Technical Resource Panels (Corporations and Shareholders and Partnerships). He currently is a member of the AICPA Financial Literacy Commission. John is the author of two chapters of the CCH Expert Treatise – Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders. Before joining Golden Gate University, some positions John held include professor at both San Francisco State University and San Jose State University and Tax Manager at Price Waterhouse. John graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Ohio State University and holds a J.D. from Duke University Law School.
John in one word: Compassionate
Interests & hobbies: Hiking & basketball
Childhood dream job: Point guard in NBA
Favorite musical artist: Leonard Cohen
Favorite movies: The Big Lebowski, To Kill a Mocking Bird & Played It Again Sam