Who We Are

An experienced team with a reputation for deep knowledge and client care.

Our opinion of ourselves is one thing, but it’s another to have it confirmed by clients year after year. Our accounting and finance team is highly trained, experienced with detailed tax issues and an acumen when it comes to all things numbers. Beyond that broad knowledge base, we happen to make an effort to be likable, too! We aim to move the needle past “tax preparers” to being true client allies and strategists, which has earned us the loyalty of clients domestically and abroad. By making a concerted effort to understand your concerns and priorities, we use what we know to bring a new and hopefully valuable perspective to aid you in every scenario.

Finance Tablet Taxes

35+

Years

Years in Business

15

Average
Average years of experience of our tax professionals

90%+

Satisfied
Satisfied client return rate for both individual AND business clients

32

States

States for which we prepared filings last year 

Our Team

Jeff

Jeff Johnson EA, CFP

Partner

Jeff has dedicated his career to assisting individuals and small business clients with tax and financial planning for over 15 years. Whether he is comprehensively planning tax-reduction strategies and asset protection or providing businesses with employee benefit strategies, succession plans, business appraisals and more, he understands the financial ecosystem in which closely-held businesses operate, and helps them navigate their best interests.

Jeff holds a finance degree from University of North Dakota, and has continually added to his financial education, now holding the industry designations of Enrolled Agent (EA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) as well as a life and health insurance license from the state of California. Jeff is a member of the California Society of Enrolled agents and the Financial Planning Association.

Ria Richmond

Ria Richmond MBA, CRTP

Partner

Ria comes from a hard-working family in Europe and is thrilled to now be living her own American Dream while helping business owners and individuals achieve theirs. She has nearly 30 years of experience in both public and private accounting, so she brings a high level of insight from years working with large corporations to her passionate advocacy for business-owning clients and individuals.

Ria focuses on helping clients manage their financial well-being, matching financial insight with expert advice, professionalism, responsiveness and an ultimate goal of peace of mind for that client.

Ria is proud to have worked to put herself through college, earning a Bachelor in Accounting from University of Illinois at Chicago before later pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration and Management from Benedictine University. She is a California Registered Tax Preparer. In addition to her professional work, Ria enjoys giving back; she has been a longtime volunteer at Tri City Auxiliary and other various city events for years.

Susanne Rooks, EA

Tax Preparer

Stephanie Swetland, EA

Tax Preparer

Meghan Schaefer

Tax Preparer

Russell Powell

Tax Preparer

Sarah Huffman Eisele

Office Manager

Fran Silver

Bookkeeping

Patricia Seals

Bookkeeping & Payroll

Belinda Ryan

Payroll

Esther Baas

Administrative Assistant

Let’s Work Together

It’s time to partner with a team that proactively works to reduce your tax burden and adds value to your business by tailoring services to your specific needs. Every client is unique and has a distinctive financial situation – let’s partner to create a plan based on your specific needs. We offer tax preparation, accounting, payroll, and more!