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Principal's Background


Principal's Background


John W. McLellan


John W. McLellan, founder and principal of JWM has been a resident of the South Bay his entire life. Over the years, John has spent a considerable amount of time developing above average analytical and computer skills. These skills and his love of numbers led him to choose a career as a Certified Public Accountant.

In 1990 John began working for the technology-based, heavy-construction company, Cherrington Asia International (CAI). John held progressively more responsible positions in the company that ultimately led to his becoming the company's Corporate Controller. While doing this John obtained a BS degree in Accounting from California State University of Long Beach. In 1996, John decided to obtain a CPA certification and began working for a top regional CPA firm in the Los Angeles area as a Senior Tax & Audit Accountant.

John is a leader in the community as an active member of the Redondo Beach Rotary club as well as the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. In 2001, John became an alumni member of Leadership Manhattan, helping to fund a teen cancer center in the South Bay from the proceeds of a community cookbook.

On an ongoing basis, John gives back to the community through personal involvement and the dedication of his firm's resources. When he is not assisting clients or keeping abreast of new accounting and tax issues, he enjoys participating in beach sports and spending time with his family and friends. (310) 372-0672