Dave Thompson, CPA, Partner, Hutchinson and Bloodgood, San Diego, CA
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Dave Thompson combines his passion for logic and his innate skill with numbers to help small businesses and their owners increase profits, reduce tax liabilities and push through the opportunities and issues that strengthen businesses.  He excels at establishing a strong and personal relationship with both domestic and international clients, and actively collaborates with them on business needs and issues.  As an attentive and responsive advisor, Dave relates well to clients.  He merges his private industry background with his public accounting knowledge, to help clients’ reach their financial goals.

Having grown up in San Diego, Dave is familiar with the area, people and culture.  Prior to joining Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP, Dave managed his own accounting practice.  In addition, he previously held Controller/CFO positions within the construction & real estate industries assisting those companies who helped shape San Diego.  Dave was impressed with H&B and its focus on forward thinking. He joined the Firm in 2005.

Dave recently earned his IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in Corporate International Taxation.

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Areas of Expertise:

  • International Taxation
  • Tax
  • Business Planning and Consulting


Industries Served:

  • Construction / Real Estate
  • Family Business
  • Manufacturing

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Bachelor of Science – Business Administration (Accounting), San Diego State University
Academic work at University of California San Diego
Certificate in Construction, San Diego State University Extension
Construction Industry Technician, NAWIC
IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in Corporate International Taxation

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AICPA – Tax Section
California Society of CPAs
Writer – San Diego Business Journal “Staying Alive – Surviving a Down Economy” (Download Article)

Presentations and Panels:
  • Panelist – Got International! - The ABCs of Going Global, San Diego, USA 2015
  • Panelist – Bank of the West - Import/Export, Financial and Tax Perspectives, San Diego, USA 2015
  • Panelist – Bank of the West - Immigration, Financial and Tax Perspectives, San Diego, USA 2015
  • Presenter - Doing Business in the USA Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland 2014
  • Presenter - PKF International Audit and Accounting Conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2014
  • Participant - PKF International Tax Conference, Chicago, USA 2013
  • Participant at the PKF International Tax Conference, and the Procopio International Tax Institute
  • Presenter – La Jolla Trust & Probate Group - “Practical, Tactical but not Technical – a guide to navigating the international tax compliance required of US individual taxpayers”
  • Presenter – SDSU Accounting 659: Seminar US International Tax – “International Tax Compliance”
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7676 Hazard Center Dr.,  Suite 1150
San Diego, CA 92108 
Phone (619) 849-6500
Fax (619) 497-2391

Direct (619) 849-6501 
Direct Fax (619) 849-6502 
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Dave is one of the few CPAs in San Diego who understand the US international tax rules and how to ensure the US tax compliance rules are adhered to for his clients. The area is very complex, with significant penalties if not correct (or ignored). I have worked with Dave on a number of his clients, and it is obvious he cares about his clients, and he communicates with them so they understand the issues. He also knows when to bring in other professionals when there is a need - IP attorneys, financial planners. Dave approaches his client needs with a holistic approach.

Dave is always looking to improve his technical skills and keep up to date on issues. Currently he is undertaking an international tax certification so he can bring more value to his clients.

On a personal level, I greatly enjoy working with Dave due to his personal integrity and honesty and compassion. I look to partner with him on issues, as his clients trust him and his advice.

Narelle MacKenzie, CPA, International Tax Consultant

I operate an international business (U.S. and India). Dave has always been proactive and thorough in keeping me advised on the complexities and nuances of international business and related tax preparation.

Chris Potts, President and Managing Member at MSP Square, LLC

We use H&B in part due to our continuing long-term relationship with Dave Thompson. He has a good handle on the construction industry, has compassion and provides solutions. H&B has integrity. They provide the services needed for our company. Our last CPA was not large enough to handle our needs. I believe that resources are important when dealing with a company our size or larger.  H&B has the resources and expertise to meet our needs.
Steve Bond, VP of Marketing & Strategy at Lorica International

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