Jean Hagan


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. Jean’s 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)

• 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

Articles by Jean Hagan

  • Lunch Business – Old & New

      I grew up outside of Philadelphia (so yes – Fly Eagles Fly)! I’m not going to disclose my age and will hereafter refer to this time as “back in the day”. So, back in the day, there was a famous restaurant near Head House Square called Bookbinders. Opened in 1893, It was originally referred...

  • Does the New Tax Code Affect Your Business?

      There are several changes in the new tax code that may or may not affect your sales. We are particularly concerned about lunch and daytime event sales, as these are the areas that could be affected the most. Code section 13304 in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) amends the IRC section 274...

  • 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 April 2nd electronically. Employers that operate where food and beverages are served for onsite consumption and tipping is customary are required to file. Also, any employer with more than...

  • The Year of Minimum Wage Increases

    We thought it was time to do a review on the effect of minimum wage increases year over year. Since January of 2016 we have experienced four minimum wage increase here in the Los Angeles area. January 2016 the wage increased to $10.00 an hour, July of 2016 we had a Los Angeles area increase...

  • It’s Time for a Mid-Year Tip Check

    It’s time to do an analysis of your tip reporting status. The filing of form 8027 for tipping establishments is calculated on an annual basis and reported to the IRS in February. A mid-year tip check gives you some time to correct any issues you may have with individual employees or your employee group as...