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Chris Passmore is a partner with over 18 years of experience in public and private accounting and also serves as the partner-in-charge of the Firm’s Encino office. He specializes in assurance and business consulting services to emerging and middle-market companies. While Chris services a wide variety of clients, he has developed a reputation as an expert in working with technology companies, professional service firms, franchised businesses, and benefit plans.

He spent several years working with publicly and privately held businesses while working at a Big Four firm. Chris understands the accounting firm and client sides of running a business, having served as a corporate controller for a publicly held manufacturing company. As part of the Master’s program, Chris attended the prestigious Global Enterprise Management Program at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Chris is a member of a small group of CPAs who hold an advanced-level certificate for audits of 401(k) plans. This credential was established by the Employee Benefit Plans Audit Quality Center of the AICPA to distinguish those service providers committed to the employee benefit plan industry and adherence to DOL and IRS requirements.

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Chris is also known as the Social Media CPA. He uses his LinkedIn, YouTube, podcasts and other social channels to share the latest trends and tips for CPAs. As a thought leader, he is a frequent, sought-after contributor to local business publications.

Work Hard/Play hard

Outside of the office, Chris stays active by hiking, biking and meeting new people. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Awards and Accolades

The Los Angeles Business Journal honored Chris on their Top 100 Accountants list for 2022 and on their Thriving in their 40s list for 2022. He was also named on San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ)’s Most Trusted Advisors list for 2023, and was recognized as their ‘Rising Star Accountant’ in 2017.

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Chris Passmore Named Top Leader on Los Angeles Business Journal List

Withum is proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) has named Chris Passmore to their LA500 List for 2024. The annual LA500 list highlights the most influential, […]

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Chris Passmore Named on Inside The Valley’s Most Trusted Advisors List

Withum is proud to announce that Chris has earned a spot on the Inside The Valley’s list for the second consecutive year. Chris is Partner-in-Charge of Withum’s Los Angeles office […]

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Los Angeles Business Journal Names Two Withum Partners as Influential Leaders

Withum is proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal has named Chris Passmore and Aza Ghazaryan on their Thriving in their 40s list for 2023. Christopher Passmore, CPA, […]

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