HMWC CPAs and Business Advisors

Sheila AshrafiSheila Ashrafi, CPA, MSA

Sheila Ashrafi is a partner in HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors’ Tax Services department, providing tax preparation, planning and projection services for corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Sheila’s work involves effective diagnosis, solution, 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. Further, since tax laws can be very complex, Sheila keeps current on tax rulings, accounting pronouncements, court opinions, and local, state and federal government bills that may impact our clients’ tax position.

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 the client.

Experience
Sheila 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.  She was promoted to partner in 2014.

Education
Sheila received her M.S. degree in Accounting from James Madison University in 1992, and her B.S. from Syracuse University in 1987.

Professional & Community Involvement
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).