Franchise CPA

About The Franchise CPA

At The Franchise CPA we are dedicated to the accounting needs of franchisers of any size and industry, providing financial statement audits, royalty audits and part time CFO services.

Our success and client satisfaction is due to the specialized service we provide to clients. Our fee structure is lower than others because we keep overhead to a minimum and focus on franchising.

We have a unique combination of real-world franchise experience. Our team has served as the full time CFO of multi concept franchisee and as a part time CFO for diverse concepts. We have performed financial statement and royalty audits for more than 80 franchisers. Having experience as a franchisee as well, we understand the sensitive nature of the franchisor/franchisee relationship and work hard to preserve that relationship.

Through our part-time CFO services we meet the needs of franchisers that do not need or cannot afford a full-time controller or CFO. As your part time CFO, we will assist you in improving your financial performance, maximizing cash flow and building long-term value.

The Franchise CPA’s CEO, Barry Knepper, CPA, has had a 40-year career as a senior financial executive including the international public accounting firm, Ernst and Young. While serving as CFO of a $100 million company he managed its initial public offering (“IPO”) and raised a total of more than $100 million of equity and debt financing for expansion. Barry is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the audit committee of Coffee Holding Company, a publicly traded integrated wholesale coffee roaster and distributor.

"Barry has been providing our company's independent audit for years. He does an outstanding job for us, in a timely fashion. He is very approachable, and the advice he shares is super valuable."

Daniel Shaw
CEO & Founder
High Touch High Tech

2017-06-19T16:39:27+00:00

Daniel Shaw
CEO & Founder
High Touch High Tech

"Barry has been providing our company's independent audit for years. He does an outstanding job for us, in a timely fashion. He is very approachable, and the advice he shares is super valuable."
"Barry has helped me grow and optimize my businesses by keeping me focused and accountable. As an executive coach, Barry has helped me realize the 'root cause' of issues by actively listening and asking the right questions. I am able to face difficult challenges and constantly prepared to take on new opportunities."

Neil Levin
Executive VP
Webline Designs

2017-06-22T12:40:14+00:00

Neil Levin
Executive VP
Webline Designs

"Barry has helped me grow and optimize my businesses by keeping me focused and accountable. As an executive coach, Barry has helped me realize the 'root cause' of issues by actively listening and asking the right questions. I am able to face difficult challenges and constantly prepared to take on new opportunities."
"Barry Knepper's broad experience, and high level of professionalism has helped my understanding of what it means to operate as a business owner. He effectively coaches towards achievement, he is a most trusted mentor and advisor and I highly recommend"

George Alonso
Of Hand & Soul

2017-07-14T11:51:19+00:00

George Alonso
Of Hand & Soul

"Barry Knepper's broad experience, and high level of professionalism has helped my understanding of what it means to operate as a business owner. He effectively coaches towards achievement, he is a most trusted mentor and advisor and I highly recommend"
"Barry is one of those rare individuals who is skilled on the numbers side of business but who also understands all of the different aspects of growing a successful company. Mr. Knepper has been a trusted advisor for our business, helping us to develop business and financial objectives unique to franchising. I do not view him as an outside consultant, but as a trusted member of my management team."

Fred J.Kirvan
President
Desert Moon Franchise, LLC

2017-07-14T11:57:24+00:00

Fred J.Kirvan
President
Desert Moon Franchise, LLC

"Barry is one of those rare individuals who is skilled on the numbers side of business but who also understands all of the different aspects of growing a successful company. Mr. Knepper has been a trusted advisor for our business, helping us to develop business and financial objectives unique to franchising. I do not view him as an outside consultant, but as a trusted member of my management team."
"As the legal counsel to over 60 franchisors, I know how critical it is to the ultimate success of a franchisor to collect all of their royalties. Barry's specialty of royalty auditing exclusively for the franchisor, is just what the doctor ordered. Barry's experience as the CFO of franchisors Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, Pudgies Famous Chicken, Wall Street Deli and Desert Moon Cafe adds to his unique qualifications. I have and will continue to recommend you to y clients."

Harold Kestenbaum
Esquire

2017-07-14T12:02:58+00:00

Harold Kestenbaum
Esquire

"As the legal counsel to over 60 franchisors, I know how critical it is to the ultimate success of a franchisor to collect all of their royalties. Barry's specialty of royalty auditing exclusively for the franchisor, is just what the doctor ordered. Barry's experience as the CFO of franchisors Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, Pudgies Famous Chicken, Wall Street Deli and Desert Moon Cafe adds to his unique qualifications. I have and will continue to recommend you to y clients."
"For our business, Barry Knepper has been much more than outsourced CFO. Hi is and integral part of my strategic planning team. I am grateful that I have someone like Barry who is intelligent, listens, and sometimes disagrees when my ideas. Yet at the same time he respects me enough not to interfere with the culture of my business. I am glad to have him on my team."

Raphael Alvarez
President and CEO
A Tax Franchise, Inc

2017-07-14T12:08:08+00:00

Raphael Alvarez
President and CEO
A Tax Franchise, Inc

"For our business, Barry Knepper has been much more than outsourced CFO. Hi is and integral part of my strategic planning team. I am grateful that I have someone like Barry who is intelligent, listens, and sometimes disagrees when my ideas. Yet at the same time he respects me enough not to interfere with the culture of my business. I am glad to have him on my team."
"Barry's big picture thinking and infinite knowledge in the finance field has helped me bring my company to the next level. Don't know where I would be without his help!! "

Frank Sparagna
Owner / Area Developer
Anytime Fitness

2017-07-14T12:12:21+00:00

Frank Sparagna
Owner / Area Developer
Anytime Fitness

"Barry's big picture thinking and infinite knowledge in the finance field has helped me bring my company to the next level. Don't know where I would be without his help!! "
"Barry was on my show 'Straight Talk Live! with Tonja Walker.' He was a great interview, totally up on all financial news and current on everything that is happening on Wall Street. He has innovative ideas about how to cope with financial crisis and is a true innovator."

Tonja Walker
Actress / Film Producer

2017-07-14T12:15:48+00:00

Tonja Walker
Actress / Film Producer

"Barry was on my show 'Straight Talk Live! with Tonja Walker.' He was a great interview, totally up on all financial news and current on everything that is happening on Wall Street. He has innovative ideas about how to cope with financial crisis and is a true innovator."
"I have known Barry for 15 years. Over that time I've heard Barry speak at various industry forums and franchise conference. His insights are always spot on accurate, relevant and timely. In 2008 I hired Barry as our outsourced CFO at Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille. his work is impeccable and his advice helped us navigate the choppy financial waters during that time period. I strongly recommend Barry because in additional to his professional skills he is a person of high integrity, honesty and reliability."

Gary Occhiogrosso
Managing Partner
Franchise Growth Solutions, LLC.

2017-07-14T12:20:46+00:00

Gary Occhiogrosso
Managing Partner
Franchise Growth Solutions, LLC.

"I have known Barry for 15 years. Over that time I've heard Barry speak at various industry forums and franchise conference. His insights are always spot on accurate, relevant and timely. In 2008 I hired Barry as our outsourced CFO at Desert Moon Fresh Mexican Grille. his work is impeccable and his advice helped us navigate the choppy financial waters during that time period. I strongly recommend Barry because in additional to his professional skills he is a person of high integrity, honesty and reliability."