Steven Young Chan Kang

Certified Public Accountant

 

Certified to practice in California, 1985. Managing Partner of KAGW, LLP; President of Kang & Associates, an Accountancy Corporation, predecessor of KAGW, LLP; Managing Partner of Gandhi & Kang, LLP.

 

Accounting Advisory Board Member of California State University of Los Angeles.  Former president of Korean American Certified Public Accountants Society of Southern California (7/1/13 to 6/30/14).

 

Vice President/Corporate Controller, Medieval Times Management, Inc.; Tax Manager, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Corporate Tax Planning Group; Tax Manager in International Tax Planning Group, Coopers & Lybrand, Los Angeles; Audit Senior, Arthur Young & Co., Los Angeles.

 

Preparatory education: Master of Business Taxation, University of Southern California; Master of Business Administration, California State University, Los Angeles; Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

 

Area of Practice: International Financial Consulting, Auditing, and Tax Services.

 

US Private Pilot.

 

Tri-lingual:  English, Korean, and French.

 

Call: Ext. 16. Skype ID: steven.y.c.kang. Email: steve@kagwllp.com

 

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Mike Song

Certified Public Accountant

 

Mike is the partner of the Assurance and Accounting Services with over twenty years of experience in public accounting. He has extensive experience with financial audits, reviews and compilations of closely held and public companies.

 

His main focus is with serving companies in manufacturing, distribution and service industries both domestic and international. He also assists clients with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting requirements. His responsibilities range from planning and supervising attestation engagements to detailed cost improvement strategies. He has extensive experience in reorganizing business operations in order to maximize a business’s strengths and minimize weaknesses.

 

Mike also has experience in private industry.  As the director of operations of a dental supply company, Mike was responsible for the day to day operations and oversaw accounting and finance, procurement, customer service, and shipping/receiving departments.

 

Mike’s previous experience includes Audit Partner for a local Irvine CPA firm along with management positions with RSM, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton in Los Angeles.

 

Mike is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California

 

Call: Ext. 29. Email: msong@kagwllp.com

 

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Jang-Shik (Jay) Kim

Certified Public Accountant

 

Mr. Kim has over 30 years of experience in public accounting providing tax compliance services and consulting for high net worth individuals, closely-held businesses and various organizations.

 

Since 1985, Mr. Kim has been been advising many Korean companies on investing and operating their businesses in the U.S. and Mexico. Among them are supporting companies of Samsung, Hyundai and LG, as Director of Korean Practices at Deloitte & Touche in San Diego.

 

Extensive experience consulting the hospitality industry, working with companies such as Shaner Hotel Group (State College, PA), GF Hotels (Philadelphia,PA), Hostmark Hospitality Group (Schuamberg, IL) and Packard Hospitality Group (San Diego, CA).

 

Preparatory education: MA degree in Accounting from Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) and BA degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea).

 

Area of Practice: International Financial Consulting, Hospitality Industry and Tax services.

 

Bi-lingual: Korean and English

 

Call: Ext. 73, Email: jskim@kagwllp.com

 

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Ron Anderson

CTEC Registered Tax Preparer

 

While serving in the US Army, Ron researched tax law for the military legal department. Opened Ron Anderson Tax Service in 1980 in the Naples area of Long Beach, CA. Merged his practice in 1990 with the family tax practice that was established in 1967 by his uncles, Andy and Jim Anderson. His father, Joe, also joined the family practice.

 

Licensed to prepare taxes in California.

 

Call: Ext. 36.

Email: randerson@anderson-tax.com

 

 

 

 

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Enya Hong

Certified Public Accountant

 

Licensed to practice in California in 2003. More than sixteen  years of experience, including Assistant Budget Manager of Baskin Robbins and fourteen years of experience in public accounting.

 

Bachelor of Science in Statistics, from Chungnam National University. Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Area of Practice: Business Tax Return Preparation, Computerized Accounting System Consultation, Forensic Accounting, Compilation and Review.

 

Bilingual:  Korean and English.

 

Call: Ext. 17. Email: enya@kagwllp.com

 

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Jennifer Kim

Certified Public Accountant

 

Licensed to practice in California in 2007. Accounting Manager, Exim Fabric, Inc.; Accountant, Samsung Corporation.

 

Education: Master of Science in Accounting, University of Central Florida; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Dankook University.

 

Area of Practice: Audit and Taxation.

 

Bilingual: Korean and English.

 

Call: Ext. 28. Email: jkim@kagwllp.com

 

 

 

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Peiying Tang

Certified Public Accountant

 

Education:

Master of Science in Accounting, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana;

 

Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

 

Area of Practice: Taxation.

 

Bilingual:  Mandarin and English.

 

Call: Ext. 74. Email: ptang@kagwllp.com

 

 

 

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Lawrence Rodgers

CTEC Registered Tax Preparer

 

31 years experience in the tax and accounting field.

 

Associate at Anderson Tax Service since 2001.

 

Former owner of R&R Tax and Bookkeeping in Long Beach, CA.

 

Previously employed with Hilton Bookkeeping; London's Accounting Service.

 

Teacher of Tax Law.

 

Computer systems analyst for Comp-U-Craft.

 

Areas of Practice: Personal and business tax returns.

 

Call: Ext. 39.

Email: lrodgers@anderson-tax.com

 

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Jonathan Kang

Accountant,

CTEC Registered Tax Preparer

 

Education: Bachelor of Science in General Biology from University of California, San Diego

 

Area of practice: Tax, Accounting, and Computer Technology

 

Languages: English, ASL

 

Call: Ext. 11. Email: jkang@kagwllp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbara Weinberger

Senior Accountant

 

Over 40 years of experience in public accounting. Formerly with Denson & Spurgeon, CPA.

 

Area of Practice: Accounting and Bookkeeping.

 

Call: Ext. 13. Email: barbara@kagwllp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lynne Bridges

Accountant

 

Over 15 years of experience in public accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services.  Formerly employed for 34 years with Qualexs Film Corporation. Certificates in Accounting, Payroll Accounting and Computer Applications.

 

Area of Practice: Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Payroll.

 

Call: Ext. 12. Email: lbridges@kagwllp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephanie Kang

CTEC Registered Tax Preparer,

Office Manager

 

Area of practice: Family office.

 

Bilingual: Korean and English.

 

Call: Ext. 15. Email: stephanie@kagwllp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Additional Staff

 

Rachel Shin

Call: Ext. 10

Email: rshin@kagwllp.com

 

 

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