denise-web.jpgUpon completing a Bachelor of Science Degree with an emphasis in Accounting from California State University Chico in December 1989, I began my accounting career with a regional size accounting firm in Palo Alto, California in January 1990.  As a staff and senior accountant with Hood and Strong, I was responsible for planning and conducting audits and reviews for construction, manufacturing, pension/profit sharing plans and other closely-held corporations.  In addition, I prepared and reviewed individual and corporate tax returns.
    
After four and a half years, I left Hood and Strong to start my own accounting and tax practice in the South Bay Area.  As an independent business owner, I obtained experience in maintaining monthly accounting records for various companies, preparing sales & use tax returns, processing payroll and related quarterly returns as well as assisting individual and corporate clients with tax planning and preparation.  Furthermore, I planned and conducted internal audits as an independent contractor for various banks across the Bay Area, Northern and Central California.
    
Over the years, I have also obtained experience handling IRS and Franchise Tax Board issues such as past due taxes, collections and audits.  I find this area to be the most rewarding part of my practice.  Tax return preparation can be overwhelming to an individual without the assistance of a professional.  When an individual accepts me as their professional CPA, they can be assured peace of mind that their tax issues are being handled expediently and confidentially.

CalCPA_Member_bw_lo.jpgBesides being a business owner, I am actively involved in my community. I have been a member of the California Society of CPAs since 1993 and am currently a member of the Exchange Club of Gilroy, where I served as their Treasurer for two years.  In addition, I serve on the Board of the local swim club as the Volunteer Coordinator.  And, I am currently involved in the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce and their Business Focus Group.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading novels by Nichols Sparks, decoding Sudoku puzzles and watching my children participate in their extracurricular activities.

My husband and I have lived in the South Bay Area for over 30 years with our three children.