North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work - EIGHT years!

Since the very first time this award was given, Ghirardo CPA has consistently been ranked among the very best places to work in the North Bay. The winners are selected each year by North Bay Business Journal editorial staff based on several criteria, including the results of an anonymous employee survey and a company application that provided information on issues such as diversity, family-friendly workplace, community involvement and employee benefits. We are proud to report that the Business Journal has again named us in this honored group, for the eighth consecutive year!

New and improved: Ghirardo CPA Client Portal

If you have used our Client Portal in the past, you know that this free service enables you to securely exchange files with us, without the hassles, risks and limitations of sending large files as email attachments. Our new and improved portal, with easier operation and tighter integration with the rest of our internal systems, will help us serve you even better. The old portal will remain available for a limited time, and we will make a final backup of the files stored there before we remove the old portal from service. If you haven't already received instructions for your new portal account, send us an email and we'll get you set up.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Ghirardo CPA named as one of North Bay's Best Places to Work

Best Places to Work - 2012 Winner! We're pleased to report that for the seventh consecutive year, the North Bay Business Journal has listed Ghirardo CPA among the best places to work in the North Bay. Here is the NBBJ announcement. We are especially honored to be one of only seven companies that have received this award every year that it has been given.

Featured Client: Kensington Dental Care

"Ghirardo CPA has made a world of difference in both my business and personal life.  They have provided me the tools to work smarter, and plan smarter.  The yearly tax planning meetings are productive and organized.  I have been a dentist for about 17 years, and a sole proprietor for the last 14.  It's within these last three years of meeting Jerry and the Ghirardo team that I feel more in control of my future."

--Louie B. Mendoza, DDS Kensington Dental Care

At Ghirardo CPA, we pride ourselves on combining technical excellence with a passionate commitment to helping our clients achieve their goals. Let’s explore how we can be your partner in success. contact us

Featured Client: Redhill Towing

For more than 40 years, Redhill Towing has been setting the standard for excellent service in Marin County. With Joe Paz in the driver's seat, Redhill has been a solid business performer. Recently Joe had the opportunity to bid for a very desirable AAA contract, and he turned to Ghirardo CPA for the help he needed in navigating the complexities of the bidding process, including projecting revenues and expenses, identifying key metrics, and submitting a competitive, viable bid. Now that Redhill has been awarded the contract, Joe continues to rely on us to help him manage the rapid growth. What the client has to say: “Jerry Ghirardo has been very helpful in assisting our company, Redhill Towing, Inc., in obtaining our new AAA emergency roadside assistance contract which enlarges our service area to much of Marin County. Jerry and his team at Ghirardo CPA are extremely professional and always live up to their commitments in taking care of our financial, tax and consult needs. I am very pleased with our relationship with Ghirardo CPA and the services they offer."

Joe Paz, President & Owner Redhill Towing, Inc.

Our commitment to helping our clients succeed is the cornerstone of our business. Let us know how we can assist you.

Featured Client: Kala Brand Music

Petaluma-based Kala Brand Music has carved out a unique niche in the world of musical instrument manufacture and sales. With over 120 ukulele models of all sizes, woods, and sounds, they are experiencing exceptional growth.

Ghirardo CPA's Business Services team functions as Kala's "virtual controller," working together to monitor and manage their cash flow, develop budgets, and evaluate new strategies as their business grows. A successful financing strategy has been crucial to this growth, so we recommended an increase in their line of credit and assisted them in obtaining an increase with Sonoma Bank.

Additionally, founder Mike Upton knows that his employees are the key to Kala's success, so the Kala executive team is creating incentives and bonus programs to reward employees for their hard work. We have had the privilege of discussing these matters with them.

Kala knows first-hand that they can count on GCPA for help when they need it most, even after hours. During a recent month-end processing cycle, we discovered that Kala's primary Quickbooks data file was reporting data corruption. Our on-site team quickly launched a coordinated diagnose-and-repair operation with the help of Intuit's tech support and GCPA's internal IT staff. We stayed with them until the problem was resolved and normal work could resume.

What the client has to say: "There is wisdom in a multitude of counselors. Ghirardo has the expert tax, accounting and financial counsel I need to move my business forward. Mike Shimmin helps us to see Kala’s financial picture in a simple, clear and concise way that allows us to make solid business decisions." --Mike Upton, Founder

At Ghirardo CPA, we pride ourselves on combining technical excellence with a passionate commitment to helping our clients achieve their goals. Let’s explore how we can be your partner in success. contact us

Featured Client: LVPMarin Realtors

Catherine Munson founded LVPMARIN REALTORS® in 1967. This high-level professional boutique real estate firm provides direct "hands on" attention to all their clients. Catherine has a unique specialization in Eichler homes; she has been facilitating sales of these distinctive properties since they were first built more than 40 years ago. Her charming and gracious style endears her to clients and business associates alike. Catherine relies on Ghirardo CPA not only for our professional handling of both her personal and corporate tax returns, but also for consultation that helps her provide even better service to her clients as they navigate through the often-complex interactions between real estate, taxes and other financial matters.

Catherine Munson

What the client has to say: "I am a thoroughly sincere and enthusiastic supporter of Ghirardo CPA. The partners are incredibly bright, and they couple their intelligence with a strong sense of ethics. They always make themselves available for consultation when I need clear and strong answers. Their professional talents are invaluable to me as I navigate ever more complex tax situations in a changing world.

The entire GCPA team is bright and professional; they watch all the details of my tax life, and they are most helpful in planning for the future. I would never hesitate to recommend them to anyone, from a modest conservative client to a robustly growing young company in uncharted territory. I know they will be in excellent hands."

--Catherine H. Munson Founder/CEO LVPMarin Realtors

Our commitment to helping our clients succeed is the cornerstone of our business. Let us know how we can assist you.