John Dolan, CPA

Managing Partner

John Dolan joined BPSD in 1987 as a Staff Accountant, was admitted as a Partner in 1997, and named Managing Partner in 2016.

As part of the senior leadership team at BPSD, John stays on top of tax law changes, and handles tax, estate and retirement planning for his clients both in the entertainment industry and small businesses in other industries. His technical expertise is critical to the ongoing training of the firm’s accounting staff as well as its business management department.

When he started college, John thought his major would be in a creative area such as English or Literature. But after he took a variety of classes during his freshman year, he found himself gravitating to accounting.

“I’m a logical/analytical person by nature — I like things to fall into place. All elements of accounting mesh with my personality. But my primary motivation is the pleasure I get from the strong relationships I build with my clients. Often, an added benefit, is seeing their children start out on their own or stay in the family business as second and third generation.”

John enjoys hiking, and home gardening and traveling with his longtime partner, Francisco, especially to Central and South America and the Pacific Islands.


  • Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ – Bachelor of Science, Accounting — 1986

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • California Certified Public Accountant Designation – 2006
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)