John G. Herndon
“Golden Gate University is so exceptional because practitioners teach here and can provide real and relatable experiences. Text books are very dry and real world examples from professors make the learning experience more three dimensional, as it should be.”
John Herndon joined Golden Gate University as an Adjunct Professor in summer of 2012. He is also currently a Consultant of various clients in the Bay Area. He has over twenty years of accounting, finance and tax experience, specializing in areas of accounting such as SEC reporting, clinical trial accounting, 409(a) analysis, FAS 123r covering Market/ Performance/ Plain Vanilla options, IRC 482 (Transfer Pricing), cost accounting, mergers and goodwill, company valuation, venture capital acquisition, legal entity reviews, FAS 52 (ASC830), business combinations (ASC805), External Audit engagements, Internal Audit, ERP administration and report creation, and consolidations. Previously, John has taught classes at California State University East Bay. He is currently a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Financial Management Association, and the ASWA. John holds a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Finance from California State University, Hayward and an M.B.A. in Accounting and an M.B.A. in International Business from Ellis University.
John in one word: Determined
Interests & hobbies: Wine making & martial arts (he has a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo)
Favorite musical artist: Mozart
Guilty pleasure: Battlestar Galactica (new version)
Favorite quote: “This is my job, don't think for one minute I won't get it done.” – Jaime Bamber (Lee Adama from Battlestar Galactica)