Brian Yacker CPA/JD
Managing Partner, YHA
Brian has almost 28 years of tax, legal, and accounting experience in the exempt organizations area. Areas of exempt organization consultation which Brian possesses expertise include public support test calculations and planning, preparation of reasonable compensation rebuttable presumption binders and Reasonable Compensation Studies, governance best practices consultation, recommendations regarding effective Bylaws, conducting of EO Governance Check-Ups, compliance with the §501(h) lobbying safe harbor, proper functional expense allocations, maximizing charity watchdog ratings, preparation of federal and state Tax Exemption Applications, conducting of unrelated business income revenue stream studies, preparing state charitable solicitation registrations, managing IRS and state examinations and the proper internal and external reporting of special event fundraisers.
Brian is currently an adjunct professor for the University of California Irvine, teaching the Nonprofit Accounting course in the Master of Professional Accountancy program. Additionally, Brian serves on the Board of Directors (and Executive Committee) for California Rural Legal Assistance (for which he serves as the Treasurer and the Chair of the Finance Committee). Finally, Brian serves on the AICPA's EO Tax Technical Resource Panel and the AICPA Nonprofit Advisory Council.
Brian earned his Bachelors degree in Finance/Marketing from the University of Virginia and his Juris Doctor from the Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington). Personal interests include hiking and camping, sports memorabilia collecting, playing fantasy sports, Asian cooking and spending time with his wife, two daughters and son.