Southern California Accounting Firm Haskell & White Promotes 8 within Audit and Tax Departments

IRVINE, Calif. (February 7, 2019)Haskell & White, one of the largest independent public accounting firms in Southern California, is proud to start the new year with a series of well-deserved promotions: seven in the Tax Department and three in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department.

“At Haskell & White, we believe that a successful business begins with successful employees. To that end, we take nurturing professional growth seriously and are pleased to see our employees continue to excel,” said Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell. “We have every confidence that these exceptional individuals are going to continue to flourish as they take on new and exciting challenges in these roles.”

With 85 team members in Orange County and San Diego, the Irvine-based firm puts a premium on training its employees, enabling their continued growth and upward momentum.

Haskell & White congratulates the following individuals on their promotions:

Brian Stiefel, CPA, Principal, Tax Services

Brian Stiefel, CPA joined the firm in 2007. He specializes in commercial real estate consulting and compliance for partnerships, LLCs and S‐Corporations. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, he has focused on tax advisory services related to the commercial real estate industry including real estate acquisitions, development, management, leasing and sales.

David Chang, CPA, Senior Manager, Tax Services

David Chang has more than a decade of public accounting experience. His expertise includes tax consulting and compliance services to corporations, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. He services various domestic and foreign industries, including technology, manufacturing, and professional services. Chang received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine in economics and management.

Nicholas Booth, CPA, Manager, Tax Services

Nicholas Booth joined Haskell & White two years ago, bringing with him four years of public accounting experience and a variety of problem-solving and project management skills. Booth earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara in economics and accounting, and a minor in philosophy.

He specializes in tax compliance and planning for real estate, closely held businesses, and high net worth individuals. Highly valued for his ability to synergize and execute, his critical thinking and precise nature fuel his fundamental commitment to excellence.

Austin Rice, CPA, Manager, Tax Services

Austin Rice joined at Haskell & White in May of 2018 after gaining experience at a national firm and two CPA firms in the Antelope Valley area. His specialties include real estate, high net worth individuals and closely held businesses. In his new position, he will focus on developing staff and leading engagements. He graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in accountancy.

Kyle Collins, CPA, Manager, Audit and Business Advisory Services

Kyle Collins brings six years of public accounting experience to Haskell & White, joining us over a year ago as a senior accountant. In his role as audit manager, he will lead engagement teams to ensure efficiency and a great experience for the clients. Collins possesses experience in many industries, along with a passion for working with our clients and communicating accounting guidelines in an easy to understand format.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.

Andrea Alaniz, In-Charge Accountant, Audit and Business Advisory Services

Coming up on her three-year anniversary at Haskell & White, Andrea Alaniz started out serving as an audit intern while completing her final year at Azusa Pacific University. She graduated from the University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, with a minor in business management. During her tenure, she’s specialized in auditing financial statements and employee benefit plans within sectors like real estate, non-profit, and medical device to name a few.

Aida Zomorrodian, In-Charge Accountant, Tax Services

Aida Zomorrodian joined Haskell & White two years ago as a staff accountant after earning her Bachelor of Science in accounting from The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. She has demonstrated excellent client service and provides tax services to partnerships, S Corporation, Subchapter S, high net worth individuals and trusts.

Elizabeth Alfano, CPA, Senior Accountant, Tax Services

Elizabeth Alfano, came to Haskell & White last year. In addition to prior experience at a public accounting firm, Alfano was a quality analyst and software engineer at Intuit, where she worked in support of tax products for seven years. She graduated with a Master’s in accounting from American University in Washington, D.C.

Stacy Farinich, Executive Tax Administrator

Stacy Farinich joined Haskell & White in 2014 and quickly became an integral member of the Tax Services Group. She provides day-to-day administrative leadership for team members and is the central point for tax processing ensuring everything is completed and filed on time. Additionally, Farinich plays a role in all the Group’s process improvement initiatives.

About Haskell & White LLP

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, Connect with Haskell & White at and