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Brian Keates, CPA

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17 May 2019

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Brian has over 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing, SOX/404 compliance, SEC reporting, and consulting. His experience includes managing external audits and assisting clients with technical accounting matters including software revenue recognition, acquisitions, debt and equity transactions, and internal controls. His industry experiences include technology (primarily software sector), biotechnology, and manufacturing.

Brian is also experienced in IPO transactions including S-1 filing requirements, managing inquiries from legal counsel, underwriters, and the SEC.

Prior to joining ARC Consulting, Brian was an experienced Manager at Grant Thornton LLP; serving a wide range of public and private clients in the Bay Area and in the Southeast US.

Key Clients

Brian’s clients include IronPlanet, TigerLogic, Magma Design Automation, StemCells, Actuate, User Zoom, Survey monkey, Pager Duty, Aptare, and Financial Force.

Information System Experience

Brian has experience with QuickBooks and the Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access as well as Oracle NetSuite, Carta, and EquityEdge


  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Michigan State University


  • Master of Accountancy (Audit)
  • University of South Carolina
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