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John Duffield, CPA, MST, CTEC

John is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Tax Coach, a certification which was earned through the American Institute of Certified Tax Planners.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Cal State University Bakersfield in 1986 and then went on to earn his CPA License in 1992.  After that John enrolled in Golden Gate University where he received a Master’s Degree in Taxation.  John makes it his mission to continue his education to make himself more valuable to his clients.  He is married and has three sons.  When he is not working his favorite thing is to be able to fish, travel and have unique experiences with his wife and sons.

John has a unique and varied background that has contributed to making him a valuable advisor to his clients.  Some of that background includes:

Licenses or Degrees Currently or Previously Held:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration - Accounting
  • Master's of Science Degree in Taxation
  • Certified Public Accounting License from the State of California
  • American Institute of Certified Tax Planners Graduate
  • Previously held Series 7, 63 and 65 Securities Licenses
  • Previously held Life, Health and Disability Insurance Licenses
  • Previously held California Real Estate Agent's License

Job's In The Financial Field:

  • Certified Public Accountant - Current
  • Financial Consultant and Retirement Plan Investment Manager - 1998
  • Business Broker - 1985
  • Residential and Hard Money Mortgage Lender - 1987

Businesses Currently or Previously Owned in Full or Part:

  • Certified Public Accounting Firm
  • Financial Advisory Practice - Wealth Management Firm
  • Meineke Car Care Center
  • Alzheimer's Residential Care Facility
  • Retail Motorcycle Products Store
  • Internet Based Motorcycle Products Website

Current or Previous Non Profit Work:

  • Past Treasurer of Bakersfield Christian High School
  • Past Treasurer of Bakersfield Business Network
  • Past President of Bakersfield Active 20-30 Club
  • Past Treasurer of Bakersfield Camp Fire Boy's and Girl's Club
  • Past Member of The Executive Committee of The Golden Empire Gleaner's
  • Past Member of The Finance Committee of Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce