Jon S. Chernila, Partner

Areas of Focus:

  • Dynamic income tax planning and business consulting for small businesses and individuals.
  • Strategic planning for high net-worth individuals, executives and business owners.
  • Business structuring, transaction (buy/sell) and operational planning.


Jon has more than 30 years of diversified public accounting experience including 15 years as Founder of  Chernila & Company, PC. Over the years, his clients have ranged in size from the emerging small and middle-market to publicly traded companies. Previously, Jon was a Principal in the tax department of the largest local CPA firm in Orange County.  Jon also served as a Tax Manager with Deloitte & Touche in Los Angeles, preceded by working in the entrepreneurial services division of Ernst & Young.

Professional Activities:

Jon was an instructor at UC Irvine, teaching the “Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program.”  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs, and Financial Planning Association. He also previously served as a member of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Examiners.

Education and Licenses:

  • University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
    Master of Business Taxation
  • San Diego State University
    BS in Business Administration (Accounting)
  • CPA – California
  • CFP – Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
  • PFS – AICPA Personal Financial Specialist

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