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Gregory A. Kniss, CPA
Gregory Kniss, CPA, is Chairperson for KROST & KBKG. Greg has been actively involved with the firm's business consulting and tax practice for nearly 40 years.
Early in his career, Greg expanded and later became the Principal in charge of the firm’s restaurant industry practice. Over the years, it became the firm’s largest industry niche. Today, the restaurant group does outsourced accounting, financial, tax, and operational consulting for restaurant companies in several states. In 2001, he introduced the tax concept of Cost Segregation to the Principal group and established a separate tax consulting practice. Today, KBKG is a national tax consulting practice providing specialty tax services, including Cost Segregation, Research and Development tax credits, Green Building tax incentives, employment tax credit consulting, Repairs vs Capitalization consulting, IC-DISC consulting, and Transfer Pricing to clients around the country.
Currently, Greg is the Chairman of the Board for KROST and its sister company KBKG with (7) eight offices around the country (Pasadena, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, New York City, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta).
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California Lutheran University in 1983 while working his internship with the firm.
- KROST & KBKG, Chairperson (2022 — Present)
- KROST & KBKG, Managing Principal (2009 — 2021)
- KBKG, Principal (2001)
- KROST, Principal (1989)
- KROST, Manager (1987 — 1989)
- KKB, Staff (1982 — 1987)
- Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) (1987 — Present)
- Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) (1987 — Present)
- Member of California Restaurant Association (1983 — Present)
- Member of National Restaurant Association (1990 — Present)
- PrimeGlobal Board of Directors, World Board — Previous Member
- PrimeGlobal Board of Directors, North American Region — Previous Member
- California Restaurant Association Board of Directors, LA Chapter — Member
Greg's Thought Leadership
We are happy to announce the release of our newest quarterly magazine! The Hospitality Issue highlights some of the hot topics in the hospitality industry including tax credit for new employees, double-dipping, lease provisions, and HR solutions. What You’ll Find Inside this Issue: Tax Credit for Hiring New Employees By Kimberly Hoang, CPA A Win Read the full article…
As featured in INSIDE Public Accounting After two full years of pandemic-related upheavals and historic turnover, firm leaders scrambled to keep their people. Stay interviews — as opposed to exit interviews, when it’s too late — helped determine what team members are looking for to keep them interested, involved and rewarded. Professionals had plenty of Read the full article…
Press Release – KROST Announces Greg Kniss as Chairman of the Board, Jason Melillo as CEO and Keith Hamasaki as Principal of Assurance and Advisory
LOS ANGELES, CA [Feb 4, 2022] — Los Angeles-based CPA Firm, KROST CPAs and Consultants announced that Greg Kniss has been appointed to Chairman of the Board, Jason Melillo promoted as the new CEO, and Keith Hamasaki to Principal of Assurance & Advisory services. Greg Kniss has been actively involved with the firm’s business consulting Read the full article…
Pasadena, CA– INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) named KROST CPAs & Consultants Top 100 Firm, Top 100 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm, Top 100 Fastest-Growing All Growth, and best of the best in 2021. The firm placed 81st on the prestigious top 100 list, a substantial leap from 116th in 2020. KROST along with other recipients of Read the full article…
We are happy to announce the release of our newest quarterly magazine! The Technology Issue highlights some of the hot topics in the technology industry including Client Accounting Services (CAS), Nonfungible Tokens, the Effect of Upcoming Changes to IRC Section 174 on the Software Development Industry, and more. What You’ll Find Inside this Issue: Nonfungible Read the full article…
Pasadena, CA. – KROST CPAs and Consultants, Los Angeles-based firm, receives two new accolades from Accounting Today, Top 100 Firms, and Fastest-Growing Firms in the U.S. KROST is a full-service certified public accounting and consulting firm serving clients across various industries in the areas of tax, accounting, consulting, assurance and advisory, M&A and capital markets, Read the full article…