FIRM LEADERSHIP

Stephen G. Austin, CPA, MBA

Firm Managing Partner

steve.austin@swensonadvisors.com
Ph: + 1-619-237-3400 ext. 104

 


Steve Austin manages audit, SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley, and business consulting engagements with a focus on technology, manufacturing, service, real estate, social media, and non-profit organizations. He is the author of the book “Rise of the New Ethics Class.” Steve speaks worldwide on governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, and IFRS matters and writes articles published by the AICPA.

Professional Experience

  • 1998 – Present: Swenson Advisors, LLP – Firm Managing Partner
  • 1996 – 1998: McGladrey & Pullen, LLP – Audit Partner
  • 1976 – 1996: Price Waterhouse LLP – Audit Partner

Board of Directors | Audit Committee Chairman*

  • Brandman University - Regent
  • Faith Community Church by the Sea – Elder
  • Family Heritage Foundation – Board of Directors
  • Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.* – Board of Directors
  • InSoCal CONNECT – Chairman of the Board
  • Integra International* – Global/Regional Board of Directors
  • Reason Why International – Board of Directors
  • Red Flag Group (Hong Kong)* – Board of Directors
  • Santa Fe Christian Schools – Audit, Finance and Endowment Committees
  • Summit Ministries* – Chairman of the Board
  • Swenson Children’s Foundation – Chairman of the Board

Thought Leadership | Speaking Engagements

  • Accounting Day – 2004 to present
  • AICPA National CFO Conference – 2009 to 2012
  • AICPA National Audit Committee Forum – 2010 to 2012
  • CPA Canada Conference for Audit Committees – 2015
  • CCH – SOX/IFRS workshop (Shanghai China) – 2010
  • Hot Topics Seminar – 2008 to present
  • Integra International conferences – 2000 to present
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics – IFRS workshop – 2010
  • University of Georgia, Institute for Leadership Advancement – 2016

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant – California and Georgia

Education

  • University of Georgia – Terry College of Business, MBA
  • Bob Jones University

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