John M. Blackstock

Baton Rouge, LA
39 Years of Experience

About John M. Blackstock

John M. Blackstock – BIO

Certified Business Transition ExpertTM

John has experience as a CFO/Controller in industry, a CPA in public accounting and as an entrepreneur. His experience is very diverse within different industries encompassing many sizes and types of organizations. He has managed consolidated groups of companies, private investor groups, family offices, and closely-held organizations. He successfully managed and controlled a group of companies that had sales grow from $800 million to over $2 billion.

He has successfully developed and implemented numerous accounting and internal control systems, software installations/conversions, and tax, financial, and management reporting systems. All have had positive results in the controlling of operations, the efficient flow of timely and accurate information, improved cash management, and greater profitability. John has been involved with start-ups, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and liquidations. He has vast experience overseeing cash management, banking relations, tax research, planning, and compliance, risk analysis, and staff supervision and training.

His focus is on improving profitability by solid financial management. This includes the know how to analyze financial information, proper planning with the use of budgets, projections, cash management/forecasting, and controlling financial condition. He also builds team effort through regular coaching, training, and cross-training. This produces employee confidence and loyalty in which the workplace can be a source of pride and satisfaction.

John values honesty and integrity as virtues never to be compromised.

He is a Certified Business Transition ExpertTM, a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

John is also a Quickbooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisor.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (LCPA).  John is also a member of The Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG) and a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

John is a native of south Louisiana and loves Cajun and Creole food and to play golf. He lives happily with his wife, Beth, who is a critical care registered nurse.

Other Info


  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Certified Business Transition Expert™
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Quickbooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisor


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)

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