Barbara Kelley, CPA, MST
Barbara is a partner in HMWC CPAs & Business Advisors’ Tax Services department. She has over 30 years of tax and business consulting experience and specializes in real estate taxation, accounting and taxation for businesses and individuals, entity selection and complex estate and wealth protection planning.
Barbara’s commitment to her clients is demonstrated by her holistic approach to client service. Her focus is on having a full understanding of her client’s complete financial structure to ensure that each client’s tax minimization plan, estate plan and asset protection plan are in harmony. Barbara is a dedicated professional who works with individuals and owners of businesses to solve problems and to strategize to minimize the impact of taxes.
Barbara has been practicing public accounting in the Orange County area for thirty years, including experience at Deloitte and Moss Adams. Prior to joining HMWC, she owned a boutique CPA firm specializing in serving clients involved in the real estate industry, as well as family-owned businesses and wealthy individuals. The firm’s services included real estate taxation, accounting and taxation for businesses and individuals, business advisory services, entity selection, and complex estate and wealth protection planning. In 2018, she joined HMWC as a partner.
Barbara earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. She received her Master of Taxation from Golden Gate University.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants, member
- Women in Commercial Real Estate, member
- California State University Fullerton Accounting Department Advisory Board, member
- Orange County Estate Planning Council Board, member
- 44 Women for Orangewood, volunteer
- Women’s Sailing Association Orange County, officer