Intuition.

Insight.

Backed by Sound Accounting

Our Mission

To provide business owners financial clarity to grow healthy businesses by guiding them through the ever-changing tax and financial landscapes.

OUR VALUES

Why We Are The Best

Knowledge & Accuracy

Our clients trust that we have the experience and the to best handle their challenges and questions.

Reliability & Responsiveness

Our clients know they’re relationships are valued as their issues and questions are responded to and resolved quickly. 

Passion & Creativity

Our clients are inspired and uplifted in an otherwise dry and painful area of their lives.

Trust & Vulnerability

Our clients feel safe exposing their private and personal challenges and weaknesses and are encouraged knowing they will be armed with information and strategy moving forward. 

Authenticity

Rich & Company embodies an environment where its team and its clients can be the best version of themselves as we all navigate life.  

Comprehensive Tax Accounting Solutions

Explore What We Can Do For You

We offer a wide range of accounting services that include everything you need as a small or mid-sized business owner.

Learn All About Our Award-Winning Staff

Meet The Team

Michael Rich

Founding Partner

Jennifer Brady

Senior Accountant

Vanessa Ashley

Bookkeeping Staff

Itzel Perez

Clayton Cornhall

Linda Khachatourian

Phil Shekerlian

Tax Attorney & CEO

Brent D. Rose

Tax Attorney

Anu Verma

Paralegal
Bio

three steps to success during Tax Season

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Forgot about the stress and hassle of preparing your own tax  returns. Don’t risk making simple mistakes that could cost you hundreds or thousands on your taxes.

01

learning about all your tax concerns

Our initial consultation process ensures we are on the same page and stay focused on client priorities.

02

Pair you up with the Perfect Accountant

Based on your specific tax reporting needs, we can identify the ideal partner for your specific case.

03

Go Above and Beyond for You

Our meticulous multi-step approval process ensures that all tax documents are properly files and completed in accordance with our unique standards.

we will assist you in any tax issue or concern

Rest easy knowing that our team is capable of resolving and troubleshooting your tax or compliance situation.

Message from our Clients

Client Testimonials

You Deserve One Of Our Best Accountants

Leverage Years of Experience 

Simple Examples to Illustrate Our Capabilities

Case Studies

Jennifer Brady

Jennifer Brady is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in business management and a particular focus on accounting for the past 15 years. She holds an Associate degree and a Paralegal certificate, equipping her with a diverse set of skills that she has applied throughout her career.

Jennifer serves as a Senior Accounting Associate and has been associated with her current firm since its inception. Her extensive experience includes bookkeeping, tax preparation, and she is an Advanced Certified Pro Advisor for QuickBooks – a testament to her proficiency and commitment to staying updated in her field.

One of her significant professional accomplishments includes successfully completing part 1 of the IRS Special Enrollment Examination (SEE), further demonstrating her dedication to her profession and continuous learning.

On a personal note, Jennifer cherishes spending time with her family and finds solace in live music. She has a creative streak that she often explores, and she loves to immerse herself in the beauty of nature. Her well-rounded personality and professional prowess make her a valuable asset in the realm of business management and accounting.

Vanessa Ashley

Vanessa Ashley joined the firm as an Accounting Associate in 2020.

She graduated with an A.A. and a Fashion Certificate of Achievement for Design and Merchandising from Orange Coast College but then altered course towards a Bachelor of Business Administration.

As a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in Full Charge Bookkeeping, Controller and Office Management, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. She thrives on supporting small enterprises, whether it’s a family-owned shop, a startup, or a local service provider. She enjoys contributing to the
success of small businesses, helping them thrive in an ever-hanging economic environment.

During her spare time, Vanessa indulges in her passion for fashion design, utilizing her knowledge to create and sew costumes, clothing and miscellaneous crafts. She also enjoys spoiling her beloved dogs with affection and care.

Itzel Perez

Itzel Perez, a member of our firm since 2021, serves as our Receptionist and so much more.

A long time native of Orange County she brings a multitude of talents including her positive and helpful customer service attitude. Itzel enjoys spending time with her loved ones, trying new recipes and learning new things.

Clayton Cornhall

Clayton grew up in Huntington Beach, and started his collegiate education at Golden West College where he was the starting water polo goalie for the 1994 and the 1995 state championship teams.

During his college education, he was involved with the student body where he was the treasurer and the accounting club president at Chaminade University in Honolulu. He transferred to the University of California at Santa Barbara where he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting class of 2001. He established a successful financial planning practice in 2007 and after 15yrs he stepped away to focus on developing a second specialty helping his clients with Tax Planning and preparation. He is currently studying to acquire the Enrolled Agent license.

In his free time, Clayton enjoys watching sports and is heavily involved with his faith.

Linda Khachatourian

Linda Khachatourian joined the firm as a Tax Associate in 2021. She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a BA in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting.

She has been in the accounting field for over 15 years where she has experience with cost accounting, accounts payable and receivable. Currently Linda’s primary focus involves tax preparation for both individuals and various business entities. She has passed a portion of the CPA exam and is preparing to sit for the remaining portion. 

Linda loves the outdoors, and her favorite pastime is hiking.  She also enjoys traveling and public speaking. Health and wellness are top priorities for her. 

Phil Shekerlian

Attorney Phil Shekerlian, is native to Orange County where he graduated from California State University Fullerton with a BA in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School where he received two Excellence for the Future Awards.

Phil started off interning with a well-established attorney in 2011. He then opened his own practice in 2012. Phil is highly knowledgeable and experienced, and loves getting to know the clients. He is a loyal California Angels season ticket holder, Anaheim Ducks fan, and enjoys fishing and traveling in his free time.

Brent D. Rose

Attorney Brent D. Rose helps individuals, families and businesses protect their most valuable assets and leave a legacy as well as serving others through many church callings and community service opportunities. ​

In addition to managing his own accounting, law and tax practice for over 30 years, he has extensive and diverse experience in accounting, financial services, and law firms (regional, national and international) in California, Maryland and Utah creating and implementing comprehensive business, charitable, estate, financial and tax planning for individuals, families and closely held businesses (corporations, LLCs and partnerships).

He has also prepared and reviewed thousands of estate, gift, trust, and income tax returns for his own clients and those of other firms as well as represented those clients against the actions of the IRS, CA FTB and Utah State Tax Commission.

Brent has also assisted taxpayers and examined tax returns while serving for over 10 years with the IRS, including 6 years as an Estate and Gift Tax Attorney.

Brent was born, raised, educated, and began his own accounting, law and tax practice in Ogden, Utah, in 1992 but considers himself a “Californian with Utah pioneer roots” as he has lived, provided community service, and worked in the San Francisco Bay area (in the early 1980’s and 1990’s) as well as lived and worked in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Orange County since 2004.

He also served for 12 years as a Finance (Pay) Specialist in the US Army Reserves and was Honorably Discharged as a Staff Sergeant.

Brent has served as Of Counsel, mentor and friend to Phil Shekerlian for over 10 years.

Last, but not least, Brent lives in Irvine and enjoys camping, swimming, going to the beach and other activities with his wife, Peggy (married for over 30 years), and their 4 adult children (plus angel twin daughter), 2 sons-in-law and a grandson with hopefully more grandchildren on the way to enjoy and spoil.

Anu Verma

Anu Verma has been an estate planning paralegal since 2002.

She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a BA in Political Science and a Juris Doctor from Western State College of Law. Anu is also an Orange County native and is married with three children.