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Phone: (208) 333-8965
Email: johnknerler@harriscpas.com

John knerler, CPA

Staff Accountant



With an impressive background spanning more than 40 years, John is highly respected for his mastery of financial statements and tax returns. Throughout his career, he has developed extensive experience working with various entities, including individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates, and nonprofits. While skilled in every function, John specializes in working with nonprofits and fiduciaries, especially when it comes to solving employee-related tax questions and issues. Before his 16-year tenure at Ataraxis, John served 26 years as a Business Manager at Times-News, overseeing all financial operations for the newspaper. In addition, he traveled to other Howard Publications newspapers to train staff on how to use new software for billing and accounts receivable. John’s aptitude for math and logic instinctually guided him to the accounting world, and after receiving his BS in Biology from Creighton University and his MBA in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology, his passion for solving complex tax rules and regulations came as second nature. John’s pride and joy is in his ability to hunt down errors and ensure accuracy to help his clients succeed.

Competitive since his childhood, John grew up playing racquetball and bridge at the young age of seven. That competitive spirit continues to thrive today when he plays duplicate bridge every chance he gets. John is also very active in his community, having served as the past Charter President of the Rotary Club of Blue Lakes and the current Treasurer of the Twin Falls Community Foundation and Finance Committee member of the St. Edward’s Catholic Church. John and his wife, Shela, have been married for over 40 years and share one son.

Education:
  • BS in Biology, Creighton University
  • MBA in Accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology
Professional Designations / Civic Associations:
  • Certified Public Accountant - Idaho
Volunteer / Awards:
  • Member and Past President, Rotary Club of Blue Lakes
  • Member, St. Edwards Catholic Church Finance Committee
  • Treasurer, Twin Falls Community Foundation