Brett Thompson
Audit Manager
Brett Thompson

Brett is known for the expertise and knowledge he offers his clients as he coaches them through complex accounting issues. Brett excels at helping his clients navigate complicated accounting standards that require significant professional judgement and he is proud of the trusting relationships he builds during this process. What he finds most fulfilling about his work is when he can see the positive changes he has helped create for his clients and their businesses.

Brett has experience in performing financial statement audits for both public and private companies of various sizes, evaluating and implementing internal controls, and assisting companies through all stages of their growth cycle. His primary area of focus includes assisting clients with accounting estimates, implementation of new revenue recognition guidance, and performing comprehensive risk assessments. Brett serves clients in a variety of industries, including software, manufacturing, real estate and consumer products.

In 2011, Brett earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Texas Christian University, followed by a master’s degree in accounting from TCU in 2012. He began his career in 2012 at Ernst & Young in Oklahoma City, OK where he continued to work until moving to Austin, TX and joining Holtzman Partners in 2017. He became a CPA in 2014 and is a member of the AICPA. He is licensed in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.

In his spare time, Brett enjoys stumbling his way through weekend home improvement projects, watching reruns of This Old House, and chasing his standard poodle, Eliza, around the backyard with his wife, Cassie.

Q&A With Brett

What can’t you stop talking about?

Elon Musk. I think he’s really interesting, and am fascinated by the impact he could have on the future.

Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?

I grew up in Oklahoma City, and moved to Austin, TX when my wife started a PhD program at the University of Texas.

What’s something you know a lot about?

I am a big fan of SNL (try to never miss an episode), and can name every cast member.

What would be impossible for you to give up?

Reading a print newspaper in the morning.

Where is your favorite place to travel to or visit?

New England during peak foliage season…My wife and I went “Leaf Peeping” in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine, and it was the best trip of my life!

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