Julie Gentile, Partner and Co-Founder

Julie Gentile, CPA

PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

Julie has been a licensed CPA in California for over twenty-five years.  Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree, in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach, which is where she and Patrick became friends.  She also holds a Master’s in Business Taxation as well as a Master’s in Business Administration and has completed her Doctoral Studies in Philosophy.  Julie began her career in public accounting with KPMG Peat Marwick, a multi-national CPA firm. She left public accounting to become the Tax Director at a nationwide healthcare provider.   Julie was a full-time professor at Glendale Community College and California State University, Long Beach, for over twenty years, retiring in 2015.  She has specialized in the income tax area most of her career, however, she has taught all levels and types of accounting courses, in addition to several general business courses.  Julie also serves on the Boards of the Santa Anita Family YMCA, the Kiwanis Club of Monrovia, and Monrovia Reads.

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Patrick McCloskey Partner and Co-Founder

Patrick McCloskey, CPA

PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER

Patrick has been a licensed CPA in California for over ten years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree, in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach. He also has a Juris Doctorate from Abraham Lincoln University of Law, and is a member of the California State Bar.  Patrick began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen, formerly a “Big 8” accounting firm.  He left public accounting to start his own internet service provider and computer retail store, which he ran near Chicago, for over ten years.  Patrick maintains a California Real Estate Broker’s license, and was also an adjunct accounting professor at Glendale Community College, teaching audit, cost accounting, and Quick Books. Patrick currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of SCE Federal Credit Union.

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The Team

Mary Saludes, Tax Specialist

Mary Saludes

Senior Tax Specialist

Mary has been with the firm since early 2016.  She was previously a Tax Professional Assistant and Staffing Coordinator at a local consulting firm.  Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California University of Business Technology and  Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California Polytechnic University Pomona. She is an Enrolled Agent with the IRS, and continues to work towards her CPA Certificate.  Mary is one of our senior tax preparers and also leads the office in technology support.  Mary has great experience in customer service, project management, and tax preparation support.

Amy Che, Tax Specialist

Amy Che

Senior Tax Specialist

Amy has been with the firm since 2015.  She came to us from a Senior Accountant position in a local CPA firm.  Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Long Beach and is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.  Amy is one of our tax preparers and also coordinates, or completes, most of our bookkeeping engagements.  She has over ten years of experience in the accounting and tax fields, and plays a pivotal role in our problem resolution services.

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