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Chad Johnston

Chad Johnston

Senior Leader ➯ Accounting + Sales + Project Management

Austin, Texas

I am a dynamic leader with extensive accounting leadership experience, a proven ability to influence executive leaders in complex project initiatives, and a passion for sales, growth, and technology.

As an Accounting Manager, I manage daily operations of the accounting department while defining techniques to build, empower, develop, and retain top staff. I have earned recognition as a leader in the field for managing complex financial data, and streamlining internal processes and controls. I am consistently uncovering opportunities to boost financial efficiency and mitigate risk.

As a dedicated sales, revenue, and growth strategist, I have built a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients and executives with expertise developing technology, finance, and business strategy to customize technology solutions that enable business transformation. I also offer a deep understanding of the buying process and proven success performing market and competitive analysis, creating innovative solutions, influencing executive leaders in adopting solutions, and leading project implementation.

Career Highlights:

✓ Managed full scope key-persons cybersecurity project from planning to implementation; identified internal risk and developed several innovative technology solutions based on market research and analysis. Led vendor negotiations, delivered executive presentations to gain approval, and launched the program.

✓ Served as Chair of the Finance and Accounting Employee Engagement Committee influencing senior decision making, encouraging critical discussions, driving consensus on final product and presentation, and presenting final deliverable to maximize product performance.

✓ Designed and implemented control certification process for SOC 1 controls around the investment management and trading for client accounts system, a monitoring process that enables the identification and minimizing of issues in a timely manner.

✓ Introduced a detailed annual global reporting calendar collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders to gain critical information, deliverables, and reporting solutions.

Big 4 Accounting | Accounting Management | People Management | Budgeting & Forecasting | Financial Audits | Portfolio Management | SOC Reporting | Regulatory Compliance | Operational Cost Control | Sales Processes | Solution Selling | New Business Development | Executive Relationships | Strategic Partnerships | Account Management | SaaS, Cloud, & Technology Solutions | Pipeline Management | Consultative Selling | Complex Sales Cycles | Account & Territory Management


  • Accounting Manager (Dimensional Fund Advisors)
  • Senior Accountant (BeautiControl)
  • Senior Accountant (Ernst & Young)


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