Brian W. Johnson, CPA, CFE, is an audit partner with over 37 combined years of experience providing audit and accounting services to both private and publicly-held domestic and foreign companies.

Brian’s extensive experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, inventory and cost accounting, retail, professional services, construction contractors, and fraud and forensic examinations. Brian also specializes in audits of the controls of service organizations (SOC audits), internal audit outsourcing and internal controls evaluation and consulting.

Brian joined Dannible & McKee in 2006, having previously held senior financial management responsibilities in both domestic and international privately-held and publicly-traded entities involved in the manufacturing, recycling and commodities, consumer and industrial product testing, social compliance auditing and ISO certification industries. He began his professional career with a national public accounting firm overseeing audit engagements.

  • Professional Certifications

    Certified Public Accountant in New York State (CPA)
    Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

  • Professional Affiliations

    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
    Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
    Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY) Finance Council Executive Committee

  • Community Involvement

    The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, New York, Past Audit and Compliance Chair
    The Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, New York, Past Executive Committee Member and Secretary, Board of Directors

  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Utica College (1984)
    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Utica College (1980)

  • Publications & Presentations

    Lessons Learned From Real Forensic Investigations,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Industry Advisor Newsletter, Fraud Edition, August 2021

    Leading Fraud Threats in the Construction Industry,” Syracuse Builders Exchange Construction Contractor Magazine, Winter 2021

    Event Emcee, Dannible & McKee, LLP Nonprofit Conference, January 2021, Dannible & McKee, LLP Construction Conference, December 2020, Dannible & McKee, LLP Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2020, Dannible & McKee, LLP Manufacturing Conference, October 2020, Dannible & McKee, LLP Fraud Conference, September 2020

    Five Most Scandalous Fraud Cases of 2019 – Dannible & McKee, LLP Fraud Conference, September 2020

    The Case for a Cashless Society,” Dannible & McKee, LLP Industry Advisor Newsletter, Fraud Edition, August 2020

    “Cost Accounting: Understanding Product Costs and Pricing” – CNY Business Journal Ask the Expert, December 9, 2019

    Techniques for Evaluating a Company’s Financial Statements for Strengths and Weaknesses – Dannible & McKee’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2019

    Getting the Most Out of Your Accounting Software – Dannible & McKee, LLP Manufacturing Conference, Panel Moderator, Event Emcee, October 2019

    “Should I Lease, or Should I Buy?” Rock Road Recycle Newsletter, September 2019

    “New Accounting Rules for Leases Are Coming – An Update” – Construction Contractor Magazine, Summer 2019

    “Cybersecurity Essentials for the Everyday World (Part 1 & Part 2),” Dannible & McKee Industry Advisor Newsletter, Fraud Edition, April 2019 and June 2019

    Implementing an Effective Cycle Counting Program – MACNY Finance Council, May 2019

    Implementing an Effective Cycle Counting Program – Dannible & McKee’s CNY Manufacturing Conference and Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Southern Tier Conference, October 2018

    Ten Years After: An Overview of the Madoff Fraud and Lessons Companies Can Learn from It – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s CNY Fraud Conference, June 2018; Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Southern Tier Fraud Conference, September 2018

    While You Were Sleeping – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2017

    Fraud Considerations for Vendor and Supply Chain Management – Dannible & McKee CNY Manufacturing Conference and Dannible & McKee Southern Tier Manufacturing Conference, October 2017

    Recognizing the Red Flags of Fraud and How You Can Protect Your Business, with an Update on Current Fraud Trends – Dannible & McKee, LLP’s 2017 CNY Fraud Conference, June 2017

    If You Suspect Fraud in Your Company, What Do You Do? – Dannible & McKee Fraud Conference for the Southern Tier, June 2016

    “Seven Key Fraud Risks In The Construction Industry” – Construction Contractor Magazine, Winter 2016

    Understanding How Your Financial Statement Users Look at You – Dannible & McKee 39th Annual Tax & Financial Planning Conference, November 2016

    If You Suspect Fraud in Your Company, What Do You Do? – Dannible & McKee Fraud Conference Series, June 2016; October 2016; April 2017