A true advisor goes beyond an annual tax return. We aim to navigate you through business and sometimes life decisions

Meet Gillingham

John is a San Francisco CPA with a passion for helping clients grow their small business and navigate the tax waters. The firm specializes in boot-strappers, pre-series A, and stock option compensated employees. John prides himself in providing services that go beyond just a tax return. For more details, see the Hierarchy of Client Needs on our Value Added Page. Also the founder of AccountingPlay.com, ranked iOS App USA #1 in the key word Accounting (Flashcards). We take our educational approach seriously.


John has (too many) years of financial services experience, seven of which with CPA firms specializing in small business, equity comp, tax, accounting, and even audit. Prior clients with those firms include multi-national manufacturing entities, high-high net (financial) worth individuals, and trust work. With Gillingham CPA, John has pivoted to focus on early stage startups and owners needing in-depth tax advisory and practical consulting.

Accounting Services

We believe in a collaborative, dare we say, educational approach that utilizes your decision making and technology. Allow us to show you what it means to Know Your Numbers.

Tax Services

We prepare a lot of tax returns, but more importantly we aim to work you up the Hierarchy of Client Needs so that we are on a planning and advisory level. Nearly tax actualized.


We see not only a tax return, but a larger picture of living, breathing humans, some of which have stock options. It is humbling to be asked to advise on major life decisions.

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