About Us

Donald Howard CPAI started out my public accounting career at a large international accounting firm, Ernst & Young, LLP. It was a great place to learn the profession and I gained some great experience there. However, I found the large firm to be a little impersonal and very cost prohibitive. The clients I wanted to bring to the large firm were small business clients and individuals. However, this was not possible because these clients needed individual one on one attention and could not afford the large firm fees. This led me to the belief that there is another way to have an accounting firm. One that provides excellent professional service in a personal one on one manner for a reasonable fee.

This is exactly what I did in 1994 when I founded my firm, Donald Howard, CPA. I personally meet with each client to understand their unique tax situation and/or business operation so that I can provide excellent service whether it’s a tax return, a financial statement or a consultation.  I see my role with my clients as a trusted adviser helping my clients meet their goals. I take a true interest in my clients and in meeting their goals.

Our mission is to provide outstanding tax, accounting and consulting services to our clients in a uniquely individualized and personal manner where each client is valued and treated with respect and in a professional manner.

My certifications, licenses and professional affiliations are as follows:

* Graduated Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accounting

* Certified Public  Accountant licensed by the State of California

* Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

* Member, California Society of Public Accountants

* Member, Society of California Accountants

* Over 20 years of experience in public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant