Partner Profile: Erin Johnson
Erin Johnson is a tax and advisory services partner. In this role, she manages client engagements, helps develop the staff and managers at the firm and provides clients with specific guidance on ways they can reduce their tax expense. In addition to her client work, she mentors staff and is involved with WNDE’s Community Outreach program.
Her experience includes tax planning and compliance for pass-through entities and privately held businesses. She serves clients in the real estate, manufacturing, restaurant, wholesale, professional services and retail industries. Her areas of expertise include partnership taxation, tax research, personal tax planning, corporate tax planning, tax accounting and multi-state taxation. She is a member of both the AICPA and CalCPA.
Erin began working at a small tax office while in high school and continued working there until she graduated college. She earned a B.S. in Accounting from Biola University. She has also studied abroad at the University of Roehampton in London, England.
She began her accounting career at Deloitte, and joined the WNDE team in 2010. She likes working for the firm, she said, because “the people and the clients have become like family to me.”
She is married with a daughter and twin boys, and lives in Tustin. She and her husband, she said, were once “big foodies,” going to Los Angeles and San Diego for meals. However, she continued, “Kids have changed all of that. The closest thing I get to a restaurant that does not have a playground is take-out.”