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HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors is pleased to announce that Sheila Ashrafi, CPA, MSA has been promoted to Partner at the firm.

As a partner in the firm’s Tax Services department, Sheila provides tax preparation, planning and projection services for corporations, partnerships and individuals.  Her work involves effective diagnosis, solutions, development and implementation of clients’ tax planning and compliance needs, including: tax minimization strategies; multi-state planning; tax controversies; planning and structuring for complex business or personal transactions; and business valuations and planning for mergers and acquisitions.  Sheila’s current emphasis has been working with flow-through entities primarily in the real estate and manufacturing industries. She takes a pro-active approach to income tax planning and servicing her clients.

Sheila has over 20 years of accounting experience.  She received her M.S. degree in Accounting from James Madison University in 1992, and her B.S. from Syracuse University in 1987.  After graduation, she worked in the audit department of a local CPA firm in the Los Angeles area for three years, prior to joining HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors in 1995 as a senior accountant and advancing to a management position in 1999.

Sheila is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is an active member of Commercial Real Estate Women-Orange County (CREW-OC) and participates in the Association of Commercial Real Estate Professionals (ACRE).