John T. Popies
John has been with the firm for 24 years. He provides services to privately held companies in a variety of industries, including, transportation, automobile, retail and manufacturing organizations. John is co-chair of the Transportation and Logistics and SOC
Industry Groups at Schneider downs. He is also heavily involved in our employee benefit plan audit practice. John’s responsibilities include the management and coordination of selected audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as the delivery of the firm’s accounting, assurance, tax and business advisory services to his client base.
John oversees his client’s compliance with financial reporting and tax requirements. Such responsibilities require significant planning and
administrative skills, in addition to a thorough knowledge of specific financial and tax reporting practices and operating concerns of the entities served.
M.B.A. - Duquesne University Graduate School of Business
B.S. - Accounting, Washington & Jefferson College
Professional & Community Involvement
- Member—American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants
- Co-chair—Schneider Downs SOC Industry Group
- Co-chair—Schneider Downs Transportation and Logistic Industry Group
- Member of the Schneider Downs ERISA Reporting Group
- Board Member—Autism Speaks of Pittsburgh
Who was your role model?
My father (no one is more ethical)
What was your childhood dream?
I wanted to be a police officer or FBI agent.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your college self?
Do not limit yourself for fear of moving on from your comfort zone.
What was your first job?
Before college graduation: Churchill Borough Road Crew
After college graduation: Schneider Downs!
When you have an hour of free time, what do you like to do?
Do you have advice for young professionals?
Take ownership in whatever you do.