Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA
- Director of Strategic Relationships, K2 Enterprises
- Director of Strategic Relationships and Instructor, Yaeger CPA Review
- Principal, Tankersley Consulting
- President/CEO, Adept Practices, Inc.
Brian Tankersley is a consultant who advises US firms and companies on accounting technology issues. Mr. Tankersley is a frequent speaker at continuing education courses for K2 Enterprises, and publishes a nationally recognized blog on accounting and technology (www.cpatechblog.com), which he started in 2004. He is also a freelance columnist on accounting technology issues for a number of media outlets, including AccountingWeb.com, CPA Practice Advisor (where he formerly served as the Technology editor), and numerous state CPA society journals. Mr. Tankersley has over 25 years of professional experience, including accounting, auditing, technology, and education, and has been with K2 Enterprises since 2005, and he is a CPA review instructor for Yaeger CPA Review. He has over 25 years of professional teaching experience, including continuing professional education, college instruction, and CPA review courses. Since 2007, he has been engaged at one time or another with most of the major accounting software publishers to help them better understand the needs of the accounting practitioner and the market.
Tankersley has been recognized eight times as one of the “Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting Technology” by Cygnus Business Media. Brian has made presentations in 47 of the 50 US states and has served as a guest speaker for many professional accounting organizations across Canada. Brian has presented sessions at most major national accounting technology conferences, including AICPA TECH+/Practitioners Conference, Boomer Summit, The Sleeter Group’s Solutions Conference, Sage Summit, CCH Connections, and Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference. He received the Outstanding Discussion Leader Award from the Tennessee Society of CPAs in 2009 and 2013, and was recognized for writing the Article of the Year for the Tennessee CPA Journal in 2011. He has published literally hundreds of articles in trade and professional journals over the last ten years, including over 200 accounting software product reviews, and writes regularly for a wide range of media outlets.
Brian is a Certified Public Accountant (Tennessee), a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Accounting and Finance, cum laude, from the University of Tennessee. Tankersley also maintains numerous vendor software certifications, and is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Brian and his family make their home in Farragut, Tennessee.