Jason Harshbarger, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Jason serves as CFO for Brown Golf Management, a national golf course ownership, management and consulting company with offices in Bluffton, SC and Harrisburg, PA.
As a national consultant and overall accounting administrator, Jason is responsible for property accounting and finance functions, including the following:
- Facility internal audits & control functions
- Monthly processing and evaluation of individual course financial statements
- Focusing on planning, financing, operational and management assistance
- Preparation of all sales & amusement tax returns
- Primary contact for all tax inquiries and correspondence received from applicable taxing authorities
- Assisting in annual budgeting process for all golf course operations
- Primary contact and preparer of all quarterly and year-end client assistance for audit and tax procedures
- Primary manager of the accounts payable function
Prior to joining Brown Golf in 2011, Jason provided outsourced accounting and finance functions for golf courses nationwide through his practice – Harshbarger & Company LLC.
From 2002 to 2006 he served as Corporate Controller for a national golf course company which owned and operated 29 golf courses in the Mid-Atlantic.
Jason also spent five years in public accounting, four of them with Ernst & Young. During his four years with Ernst & Young, Jason served public and private clients throughout Central Pennsylvania and across the country, including those in industries such as sports and entertainment, technology and consumer and industrial products manufacturing. He was primarily responsible for the completion of financial statement and other compliance audits, SEC filings and acquisition accounting for multi-location companies, including foreign subsidiaries.
In 1996, Jason earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an Accounting concentration from Shippensburg University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and has maintained his CPA certification since 1999. In 2011 Jason was honored by the PICPA as one of their “40 under 40” members to watch, in 2012 he was recognized by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of the region’s “Forty under 40” for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service and in 2015 he was named the Central Penn Business Journal’s Financial Executive of the Year – Rising Star award recipient. He is a past Vice President of Education for the Harrisburg Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and served on the Board of Directors for Family Support of Central Pennsylvania, a child abuse prevention and education organization. Currently he is a member of the PICPA’s Speakers Bureau and Relations with Schools and Colleges Committees.