Gregory A. Kniss, CPA

CHAIRPERSON

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.

Professional Experience

  • 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)

Professional Affiliations

  • 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)

Extracurricular Activities

  • 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

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