John Sipe
CPA, Partner - National Accounting

John Sipe is a partner and a member of CohnReznick’s Accounting and Assurance practice. Based in the Tysons, VA office, he has more than 30 years of experience in auditing and accounting. John is primarily focused on the Firm’s Renewable Energy, Technology, and Life Sciences industry practices.

For the Renewable Energy Industry Practice, these issues include the proper accounting for business combination, asset acquisition and common control transactions, accounting for asset retirement obligations, issues involved with accounting for Power Purchase Agreements, lease accounting issues, derivative and hedge accounting issues, sale leaseback accounting issues, and deferred tax accounting. Additionally, John advises on accounting for tax equity financing including GAAP modeling to reflect various approaches for accounting for tax equity investments.

For the Technology and Life Science Industry practices, John provides support on revenue recognition issues, complex debt and equity financing (including convertible debt), convertible preferred stock and embedded derivatives, share based compensation, and debt modification and extinguishment issues.

John’s background includes eight years with Ernst & Young LLP serving publicly-traded Fortune 50 firms in the energy, banking, and media sectors as well as a major healthcare system and a National Football League franchise. He has also held various senior corporate finance and accounting roles within multinational engineering, interactive media & marketing, and construction and real estate development industry sectors.


B.B.A., Accounting with a Minor in Economics, James Madison University

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants


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