It takes a lot of strategy and endurance to work in assurance, but Adam Odom just imagines himself on a green field racing toward the goal.
Encountering challenges, circling around to try another route, knowing the rules and working in a team are the sports analogies Adam employs when researching and performing audit services for closely held businesses as well as municipalities and convention centers. The more complex the rules and the strategies he needs to consider, the more rewarding it is to successfully complete an engagement at LSL CPAs. His end goal every time is the accuracy of financial statements and sufficient controls to advance the client’s vision.
After graduating with an accounting degree in 2006, Adam was immediately hired as a staff auditor. He joined LSL in 2013 as an audit manager to oversee a variety of audit engagements and to train staff. Among private companies, he has particular experience with auto dealerships, manufacturing and construction. In addition, he has experience working with entertainment venues including convention centers, stadiums, arenas and theaters. He performs 401(k) audits for larger companies as well as reviews, compilations and audits of financial statements. He will also consult on best practices and controls for specific areas of a client’s business or organization. His favorite projects involve research and structuring of new entities and the procedures that support proper controls. Mentoring LSL staff to be better auditors and consultants is especially rewarding.
Great Clients for Adam… need research on business processes or have multiple entities to organize.
LSL candidate tip: Mention your favorite highlights from the 2014 MLS Cup (which he attended) or offer to take him golfing.
Personal: Beautiful wife, LuAnna, and two amazing children.
Professional and Civic Involvement:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Member, Auto Dealer Office Management Association (ADOMA)
Local Sports Ministry Captain, various church sports leagues
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Vanguard University of Southern California