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John McGowan, PhD, CPA, CFE Joins Archford Accounting as Director of Tax Strategy

John McGowan, PhD, CPA, CFE Joins Archford Accounting as Director of Tax Strategy

John McGowan, PhD, CPA, CFE Joins Archford Accounting as Director of Tax Strategy

Archford Accounting is excited to announce the addition of John McGowan, PhD, CPA, CFE as Director of Tax Strategy to its growing team.


In his role, he will be responsible for managing client relationships, ensuring compliance of tax laws, and tax planning for businesses and individuals. McGowan develops a deep understanding of issues and develops strategic solutions. He utilizes his Certified Fraud Examiner certification to assist clients with internal controls to prevent or identify risks. He also serves as an expert witness on economic damages.


Prior to joining the Archford team, McGowan was the Professor of Accounting at St. Louis University for 33 years and served as the department chairman. In fact, he was Amanda White’s, Archford’s Chief Financial Officer, professor at SLU. He also worked as a tax professional at a variety of CPA firms and owned his own tax practice for 25 years.


“We are very excited to welcome Dr. McGowan. This is an example of our commitment to the growth and development of team members. We firmly believe that we are in the midst of a rapidly changing future tax environment and are committed to assembling a cutting-edge team for clients and their families,” said Jim Maher, CEO and Founder of Archford Accounting.


McGowan received his Ph.D. in economics and tax from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Triple A Youth Foundation, which supports urban youth through golf and tennis scholarships.


In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and golf, scuba diving, traveling to Spanish speaking countries to practice his Spanish and spending time with his wife, children and grandkids.


To learn more about Archford Accounting and its services, visit:  If you are interested in working alongside cutting-edge professionals at an award-winning firm, check out Archford’s current career opportunities:  


About Archford Accounting

Archford Accounting is a full-service tax accounting firm with two offices, located in Swansea and Edwardsville, Ill. The firm provides a wide range of accounting services to individuals and businesses, including tax planning, tax return preparation, payroll, bookkeeping, QuickBooks support and more. We recently were recognized in St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “Best in Customer Service” list. For more information, visit or call 618.622.0200.

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