People

David G. Bullock, CPA

David Bullock, Walnut Creek Accountant and CPAExpertise.

David is an Assurance and Government Advisory Services Partner with 18 years of professional experience providing auditing, accounting, tax and consulting services to the private and public sectors. He currently oversees numerous audits and other services to governmental organizations throughout California.

In addition to client service, David continues to be a thought leader in MGO’s practice, which has a national presence and serves on various technical committees, including projects with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). In addition to providing training to MGO personnel and clients, he also conducts numerous lectures annually on a variety of accounting and audit related topics for various associations and organizations.

Professional Associations and Leadership.

California Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Government Accountants, Silicon Valley Chapter, President
GASB Sales and Pledges Task Force, Contributing Member
GFOA Special Review Committee, Former Member

Education.

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting
California State University, San José.

Q&A.

Why are you passionate about public accounting?
Public accounting is all about assisting others in meeting their business goals. I’m passionate about serving my clients with energy and enthusiasm. I strive to continuously improve myself and my technical abilities and enjoy mentoring others along the way.

Why do you like working at MGO?
I like working at MGO because its core values are in line with mine and the people are great. MGO’s mission statement and values are a well-articulated vision of where we are heading and what we aspire to be. I’ve developed a close bond with the people of MGO and have a lot of respect for their commitment and passion in a profession that builds itself on reputation and integrity.

Describe a favorite client or client story.
I enjoy the challenge of identifying and resolving complicated issues. Over the years, I have encountered many issues requiring significant research and discussion. Two of these issues were taken all the way to GASB for concurrence. It was through these two projects that I was asked by Ken Schermann of GASB to join their task force for securitization of revenues and receivables, now known as GASB Statement No. 48, Sales and Pledges of Receivables and Future Revenues and Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets and Future Revenues.

What qualities do you look for in job applicants?
I want people who share the same MGO core values (trust, communication, leadership, performance excellence and passion), and strive to meet these values.

Who are you outside the office?
While I’m passionate about my work, I am just as passionate about my family and friends. I strive to be the best husband and father to my wife and children, and to be a reliable friend. When I’m not in the office, I am usually spending time with my family (camping, soccer or just “hanging out”) and/or my friends (softball, poker and BBQ’s).