Before becoming a founding partner of Jordan & Decker, Dr. Jordan had been an audit partner at a large local CPA firm, a CFO in the insurance industry and a senior auditor with a "Big 8" national public accounting firm, all located in the San Francisco Bay area.

Dr. Jordan graduated "cum laude" from California State University, Sacramento in 1971 and received an MBA degree from University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration Degree from Golden Gate University in 2004. He received his CPA certificate in 1973. In 1996, he earned a Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. In 1998, he became Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 2007, he earned a Certification in Financial Forensics from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and in 2013 he became a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

He is a Past Chairman of the Administrative Committee of the Group Insurance Trust of the California Society of CPAs and a member of the Accounting Education Committee of the California Society of CPAs and on the Board of Directors of four corporations and the Marin County Library Foundation before moving from California to Washington in 2012. He joined the Board of the Northwest Ballet Theater in June, 2012 and was elected Treasurer the next month.

In addition, he has authored over ten articles and a book that have been published by various academic publications.

He was on the faculty of Golden Gate University from 1999 to 2007, earning the Teacher of the Year Award in 2006, and on the faculty of Dominican University of California from 2007 to 2011. He began teaching a Business Valuation course at Western Washington University in September, 2013, adding an Estates and Trusts course in 2014.

Dan J Jordan, CPA is a sole practitioner owned and operated in Bellingham, WA. Other firms may offer similar services, but our services are all performed personally by Dr. Jordan.  No inexperienced junior accountants for you to train.