J Bart Bates, CPA, is a results-driven, highly motivated, and detail-oriented accounting professional with more than eighteen years of experience in the accounting profession. Starting his career in public accounting after graduating with Honors from Arizona State University, Bart worked for five years with twenty-five plus audit clients consisting of large nonprofit foundations, publicly traded entities, retail, manufacturing, and construction entities.
Bart enjoyed the construction industry and pursued a career working directly for a publicly traded construction company. He was soon promoted to Controller of a $100M concrete division and assisted in a six month back office consolidation initiative over financial reporting processes.
Bart joined the Agate Construction team in 2014, bringing his experience and expertise to improve financial controls and reporting to the organization. As Controller, he played an important role in the sale of the company to Agate’s current owners, as well as helped drive down overhead costs in the company’s turnaround. Bart enjoys creating innovative ways to improve processes and controls that interface operations with accounting. As an active CPA and CFMA member, he is continuously learning new emerging GAAP standards that may affect financial reporting requirements for Agate.