Jean Hagan

Principal

Jean Hagan CPA - Restaurant CPA Firm Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for almost 30 years. During that time she worked with a well known national chain, managed food and beverage for several ski facilities in Squaw Valley, and became the president, CEO, and shareholder of one of the highest grossing restaurants in California. Today Jean is Principal and leads the restaurant operations consulting practice at KROST.

Jean brings a unique skill set to our CPA firm. With her extensive industry experience she is able to consult with our clients at the store operations and strategic management levels. Jeans expertise and drive has helped us develop our consulting practice to include services such as, P&L coaching, restaurant openings, systems automation, business management, sequence of service, check average analysis, management bonus structures, labor & related costs analysis, POS systems analysis, flash reporting implementation and analysis, and much more.

Professional Experience:
• KROST, Principal (January 2014 – Current)
• KROST, Director of Restaurant Operations (2009 – 2013)
• Gladstone’s 4 Fish and related, President, CEO, CFO, Board member and shareholder,
director of operations (2003 – 2009)
• Hagan Management, Inc, Owner (1983 – 2001)
• Victoria Station Restaurants, bar manager, executive kitchen manager, general / area manager
(1978 – 1983)

Education:
• Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Delaware Valley College of Sciences
• Graduate studies in Post Harvest Physiology, Virginia Polytech-Blacksburg

Professional Affiliations:
• Member of California Restaurant Association
• Member of National Restaurant Association
• Member of PrimeGlobal International Association
• Nevada County Board of Supervisors, MAC Member/Chair
• Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce , Board Member Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau, Board Member
• Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival, Board Member
• Lake Tahoe Arts for Schools, Board Member

Extracurricular Activities:
• Rotary, person of the year (1998)
• Topanga State Park Docent, past
• Truckee swim team coach, past

Contact Info:
626.449.4225 x158
jean.hagan@krostcpas.com

Articles by Jean Hagan

  • The Future of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    The days of fountain/tower sodas are diminishing in full-service and slowly affecting quick-service restaurants. The general population is drinking less and less soda at lunch and dinner, and with double-digit increases by major soda manufacturers over the past three years, non-alcoholic beverage programs are under increased scrutiny. As restaurants have chosen to go high end,...

  • May 1st: A Day Without Immigrants

    Many restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area and across the nation were impacted by the “Day without Immigrants” on February 16th. The way restaurants handled absent employees varied from no action to termination. The bigger impact is coming up on Monday, May 1st. The History of May 1st – Labor Protest Day May 1st...

  • Immigration Raids

    It is an unfortunate reality that your restaurant may be faced with a visit from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the near future. It can be a real challenge for employers to comply with directives from DHS when it involves cherished employee team members, but there are actions that you need to comply...

  • CASE STUDY: $15 Minimum Wage

    Whether we like it or not the $15.00 minimum is a reality and it will be here before we know it. As of January 1, 2017, the California state minimum wage is $10.50 an hour. Keep in mind most cities and counties are on their own accelerated schedules and will be well above the state...

  • Annual 8027 – Employers Annual Information Return of Tip Income

    It’s that time of year again to calculate your tip liability. 8027 forms are due annually by the last day of February on paper, or March 31st electronically. Employers that operate where food and beverages are served for onsite consumption and tipping is customary are required to file. Also, employers are required to file if...