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Tom Brunton , CPA

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Meet Tom

With more than a decade of experience, Tom is an accounting and finance consultant within Armanino’s CFO Advisory practice. His extensive industry background allows Tom to offer clients actionable guidance on financial management and operations.

Whether he’s helping clients prepare for an IPO or supporting them through an audit, Tom’s expertise allows him to collaborate with clients in a broad range of areas. He is a versatile team player who adds value to organizations of all sizes, across a variety of industries.

Tom is skilled in ASC 606 and ASC 842 assessments and implementations, operational issues, purchase price allocations, divestitures/carve-outs and financial reporting.

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Experience

Professional History

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • Abilene Christian University

Experience

  • Great Northern Advisory, Inc.
  • Mind The GAAP Consulting
  • Riveron Consulting
  • PwC

Community

  • Allen Sports Association, Youth Soccer Coach

Q&A

Q. What was it that drew you to Armanino?
Armanino is a high-growth, forward-looking firm. When I joined, I was excited to be part of a team that’s focused on serving clients while keeping its innovative spirit and enthusiastic outlook for the future.
Q. What law or regulation in the accounting industry would you like to see changed?
Broadly speaking, I think it would be nice for the guidance to be a little more commonsensical. It would be great if this guidance included the business context rather than dictating accounting regulations in a vacuum. I know my clients would love it if the rules were written in a way where more people could understand and apply them on a day-to-day basis.
Q. Without naming names, tell us about your favorite client and why you enjoyed working with them.
I love creating active partnerships with my clients. It’s great when we’re able to establish rapport and collaborate and engage with their team. This allows me to know my clients’ businesses better and more effectively meet their needs.
Q. Describe your work style.
I’m a very relationship-driven team member. I like to create opportunities that empower others to step up and succeed. I find that this motivates my colleagues to figure out what success looks like for them and to work toward their goals.
Q. If you could pass on a nugget of wisdom to aspiring accountants or consultants, what would that be?
One of my professors in grad school would always talk to us about the importance of having good communication skills. Now that I look back on it, I understand why it’s so important to communicate the complexity of your work in a professional manner. Whether it’s verbal or non-verbal, being cognizant and focused on communication is an important skill all of us can improve upon and focus on.
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Tom's Thought Leadership
SPAC Day 1 Checklist: Preparing Your Company to Go Public
Checklist
Review important considerations to help maximize your valuation and ensure your SPAC transaction goes smoothly.

November 15, 2021
Implementing ASC 842 - What Private Company CFOs Should Know
White Paper
Learn the steps you can take to mitigate the challenges of the new lease accounting standard.

May 11, 2021
Lease Accounting FAQs
Article
ASC 842 has raised a host of compliance questions for public and private companies.

March 09, 2021