Accounting For Peace Of Mind
CHRISTOPHER G. LONG, CPA
Chris has been practicing accounting for over twenty-three years.
Chris' area's of expertise lie in operational and financial leadership, with emphasis on corporate consultation, strategic planning and forecasting. He has a track record of successfully building teams that achieve results. He has experience with large public and closely-held clients in a wide range of industries, including residential and commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction and property management; financial and mortgage; investment planning; publishing; high tech, including software development and e-commerce; domestic and international manufacturing; and not for profit. Chris began his career with Price Waterhouse, and has spent the majority of his career in senior financial and operational positions. His experience as a regional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and as a Division President for a large public company has allowed him to experience the challenges from 'the inside', and deal directly with corporate boards and senior management. He successfully grew his own company for 7 years specializing in 'outsourced CFO' service. He has developed diverse skills that have allowed him to successfully mentor senior leaders from all disciplines, coach startup organizations, plan, execute and integrate mergers and acquisitions, lead successful turnarounds, and evaluate and implement financial and operational internal control systems. He has effectively partnered with banks, equity investors and corporate treasuries to acquire funding for major capital projects.
Chris received his bachelors' degree from The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He earned his CPA certificate in 1987 and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also is a member of the Notre Dame Irish Angels Network, mentoring, coaching and advising early stage companies.
Chris is involved in various community activities including volunteering his time in local charitable organizations. He is a CYO baseball and basketball coach; is a member of the Knights of Columbus; and has served the church in various capacities, including the Angel Tree prison ministry project.
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