Get to Know Me
Christopher Passmore serves as the partner in charge of the 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.
Chris understands both the accounting firm and client side of the business, having served as a corporate controller for a publicly held manufacturing company. Chris spent several years working with publicly and privately held businesses while at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 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.
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.
Withum is proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) has named Chris Passmore to their LA500 List for 2023. The annual LA500 list highlights the most influential, […]
Withum is proud to share that the San Fernando Valley Business Journal (SFVBJ) has named Steve Martini and Chris Passmore on their Most Trusted Advisors list for 2023. Steve Martini […]
Withum is proud to share that the Los Angeles Business Journal has named Chris Passmore on their Thriving in their 40s list for 2022. Christopher Passmore, CPA, MBA, specializes in […]