Star Johnson, CPA

Manager – Trader Tax Compliance


After joining our firm in 2008, Star Johnson has prepared thousands of tax returns for traders from across the United States.  As Manager, she is responsible for consultations with new and existing clients, preparing tax returns, reviewing tax returns prepared by her colleagues, and training new hires on the firm’s positions relating to trader tax laws.  Star has contributed to Robert Green’s annual Trader Tax Guide publication for several years, and served as the editor of the most recent Green’s 2024 Trader Tax Guide.  She strives for customer service that gives her clients the reassuring feeling that their tax matters have been handled by an expert.  Take note of Mrs. Johnson’s academic and CPA exam excellence. She is very smart and we value that! 


While still a college student, Star began her career in Public Accounting as an intern at a local firm in Corbin, KY, and was hired full-time the day after her graduation.  She was a valuable member of their construction and governmental audit teams, prepared financial statements for many local business and medical practices, and prepared a wide array of individual and business tax returns.  Her employment with that firm continued from January 2004 to December 2007.  

While employed with this firm, she studied and passed the CPA exam, with scores of 88 or above on all parts of the exam.  In fact, she scored the highest in the state of Kentucky in the 1st quarter of 2007 on the FAR section of the exam.  What an accomplishment! 


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Concentration in Accounting) – University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, KY August 2001 to December 2004

President’s and Dean’s List
Graduated Summa Cum Laude GPA 4.0
Received Accounting Award in April 2005
Inducted into the J.T. Vallandingham Scholastic Honor Society in 2005
Received Servant Leadership Award in October 2004
Hutton Scholar

Masters of Accounting and Financial Management (Graduate Certificate) – DeVry University (Keller Graduate School of Management)  July 2005 to Fall 2006

Took 21 credit hours of classes toward completion of Masters degree in order to satisfy 150-hour requirement to sit for CPA exam  

GPA 3.90


Certified Public Accountant licensed by Kentucky #10391 (

Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member of Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants