Mr. Fricke specializes in corporate deferred tax accounting and income tax reserve analyses (ASC 740 and 740-10 et al) for technology and life science corporations. He is well versed in tax internal control implementation under Sarbanes-Oxley, and performs domestic compliance and consulting services. His significant experience enables him to provide practical and actionable advice to his clients in dealing with complex tax accounting issues.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Fricke spent 12 years as a Partner with Clifton Douglas LLP where he served numerous technology and life science companies in the Bay Area and built a company dedicated to improving the firm’s industry-leading tax provision practices and procedures. Mr. Fricke’s efforts were geared toward serving his clients and developing personalized solutions that were both effective and economically feasible.
Previously, Mr. Fricke held a management position in the PricewaterhouseCoopers San Jose office where he worked with large multinational companies as well as newly formed public corporations. He played a key role in setting standards for the division of clients specifically identified as “high-growth” companies in Silicon Valley.
Mr. Fricke has been published in numerous accounting journals ranging from topics of IPO readiness to understanding newly released tax law changes.
Mr. Fricke was educated at Western State College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with double minors in business and mathematics.