Chris M. Thornburgh

Leading Brown Armstrong’s tax department, Chris brings expert knowledge and effective strategy to the complex financial matters of high net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses. She has a strong background working with clients of various industries including physicians, dentists, professional services, construction, real estate, restaurants, and retail.  Chris prides herself on developing practical solutions and earning the trust of her clients and associates.

Chris also serves as head of the firm’s Healthcare Services Group. Clients benefit from her expertise and personalized service in compliance and tax minimization, revenue enhancement and cost containment, compensation arrangements, fraud minimization, and retirement plan design and implementation.

In addition to her client and administrative responsibilities, Chris recruits professional staff for the firm. Her ability to seek individuals that match the firm’s needs and culture has enabled Brown Armstrong to stand out as a leading regional accounting firm in California.

Chris graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Bakersfield in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an accounting concentration. She joined Brown Armstrong as a staff accountant in 1995 and became partner in 2004.

A member of the Medical Group Management Association, Chris lends her expertise to numerous Boards of Directors. She is a graduate of the CalCPA Leadership Institute, member of Beta Alpha Psi, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and California Society of CPAs.  Chris has been a guest lecturer at California State University, Bakersfield and has authored articles of interest to local and national publications.

Chris values the close relationships she shares with her clients and finds mutual gratification helping her clients prosper. In her spare time, Chris enjoys following her favorite football and soccer teams with family.

Contact Chris:
Ph: 661-324-4971
Fx: 661-324-4997
Email: cthornburgh@bacpas.com