Ryan L. Nielsen

Ryan Nielsen is a Principal with over 15 years experience in public accounting. He began his career here in Bakersfield as a tax intern with Brown Armstrong while working on his degree in business from CSUB. Since graduating with high honors in 2003, Ryan has grown up with the firm serving a diverse client base ranging from small family owned Oil and Gas producers to large, publicly traded companies as well as numerous not for profit and governmental clients in the public transit and transportation planning arena. In 2011, Ryan was named Niche Leader of the firm’s Oil and Gas practice and is focused on promoting the Brown Armstrong Energy Team and ensuring that we provide the highest level of audit, tax, and consulting services to the broad Oil and Gas client base we erve.

Ryan is actively involved in numerous professional organizations such as the Petroleum Accounting Society of California, California Transit Agency, and California Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he served as the Bakersfield Chapter President in 2007-08 and past Chairman of the Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee. Locally, Ryan has been a volunteer member of the Active 20-30 Club for over 12 years, where he previously served as President. Internally, Ryan serves many roles , as head of the Audit Department and Recruiting Committee.

Ryan is actively involved in the California Independent Petroleum Association (CIPA), the leading Oil and Gas trade organization in the state to further promote California independent energy producers. He currently serves as the CIPA’s Economic Policy and Taxation Chairman and has joined CIPA representatives in Washington, D.C. to meet with numerous United States Congressmen and national energy agencies to speak on behalf of California Oil and Gas businesses. He is also the director and Treasurer of the Kern Energy Foundation, Treasurer of the National Association of Royalty Owners-California chapter, and Treasurer of the Wounded Heroes Fund.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling with his wife, Wendie, and kids, Shianne, Bryn, and Barrett, as well as volunteering with a number of community organizations. He is a huge fan of hunting, shooting, and fishing, as well as supporting local, family-owned establishments to unwind.

Contact Ryan:
Ph: 661-324-4971
Fx: 661-324-4997
Email: rnielsen@bacpas.com