CPA COLLECTIVE

About

Get to know us.

 
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Laura Schneider, CPA

FOUNDING PARTNER

Don’t let the southern charm fool you..when it comes to taxes, Laura is as fierce as they come!

With a master’s degree and a CPA license in hand, Laura began her career working for several top accounting firms. Eleven years in the industry left her armed with plenty of expertise but a frustration that quality accountants were inaccessible, unaffordable and downright boring.  That’s when CPA Collective was born.

Laura is passionate about the numbers, yes, but she is also passionate about empowering her clients to take part in the tax and financial strategies she implements through an educational approach in an unintimidating environment. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, and now being one herself, Laura knows the financial struggles most small businesses face and can provide you with the insight and guidance you need to succeed.

On the weekends, you can find Laura zipping through the canyons with her husband, planning her next trip, or discovering new wines.

Member of CalCPA and AICPA

laura@cpacollective.com

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Practice Areas

  • Tax preparation and planning

  • Tax projections

  • Quarterly estimates

  • Choice of entity analysis

  • Retirement planning

  • Outsourced CFO/Controller

  • Outsourced Accounting

  • Depreciation planning

  • IRS audit representation

  • Foreign asset reporting and compliance

  • Payroll tax reporting and compliance

  • Sales and use tax reporting and compliance

Industries

  • Creative services

  • Real estate & construction

  • Entertainment

  • Information technology

  • Solar

Favorite Quote

“You don’t look like an accountant”

 
 

 
 
 
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Narine Masropian, CPA

FOUNDING PARTNER

Narine has more than 13 years of experience in public accounting and consulting. She has served clients in various industries in tax, financial statement and consulting engagements.

She loves entrepreneurial success stories and is passionate about being part of it by assisting in the accounting function whether it be tax compliance, outsourced accounting or financial statement engagements.

Before CPA Collective, she was a senior manager at Bessolo & Haworth, LLP servicing small to middle-market, closely held companies in the real estate, IT, gas station and convenience store, apparel and manufacturing industries.

Narine started her career and earned her CPA while working for J.H. Cohn, LLP, now CohnReznick, where she performed external audits of financial statements, and worked on several internal control and audit support consulting engagement.

On the weekends, Narine is busy having fun with her husband, two children and dog.

Member of CalCPA and AICPA

narine@cpacollective.com

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Industries

  • Real estate

  • Professional firms

  • Apparel

  • IT

  • Web media

  • Entertainment

  • Manufacturing and distribution

  • Gas station and convenience store

Favorite Quote

“Teach girls to be brave, not perfect”
— Reshma Saujani
 

Practice Areas

  • Financial statements preparation

  • Financial statement compilations and reviews

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Outsourced Controller

  • Outsourced Accounting

  • Tax preparation and planning

  • Tax provision work

  • Revenue recognition

  • Lease accounting

  • Depreciation