Harvey Johnson joined PBMares in October 2003, and all his 17 years of public accounting experience have been with the firm. He currently serves as PBMares’ Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to taking on the role of CEO, Mr. Johnson served as an assurance partner and leader of the firm’s financial institutions team, overseeing internal and external audit engagements for financial institutions ranging in size from $1.5 million to over $3 billion. He also provided audit services for many of the firm’s SEC registrant clients, as well as non-profit and governmental clients.
Mr. Johnson started the firm’s cybersecurity practice in 2016. As leader of PBMares’ Cyber & Control Risk Services Team, he led the strategic direction, growth and execution of the firm’s cybersecurity, internal audit and System and Organization Controls (SOC) initiatives, and worked with team members to plan, direct and perform these engagements.
In addition to being a CPA, he has also earned the following: Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA); Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); Cybersecurity Advisory Services Certificate; and Advanced SOC for Services Organizations designation. He also serves as a SOC Specialist and Peer Reviewer for the AICPA, inspecting the quality of SOC audits for accounting firms across the United States.
Professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) and the Tidewater Chapter of the VSCPA (TCVSCPA). Past leadership roles with the TCVSCPA include President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the Young CPA Committee. In 2016, he was recognized by both Inside Business and CPA Practice Advisor as a Top Forty Under 40 honoree. In addition, he is a five-time recipient of Virginia Business magazine’s “Super CPA” recognition in the Young CPAs category and was awarded the VSCPA’s Top 5 Under 35 distinction in 2012.
He believes in using his professional skills to support his community as well and serves on the Board of Directors for TowneBank (Peninsula) and the H.E.R. Shelter. In addition, he regularly volunteers in the community.