Delivering The Value of Experience to Middle-Market Companies

Haskell & White LLP
CPAs and Business Advisors

Serving public and private middle-market companies throughout Southern California, Haskell & White LLP offers a full complement of tax, accounting and auditing services. In addition to strong technical capabilities, responsiveness and a proactive approach, the firm is known for providing “The Value of Experience.” This business philosophy, which has guided the firm since it was founded in 1988, involves going beyond number crunching and becoming trusted consultants for clients.

“Our firm’s professionals strive to be viewed as business advisors, not just auditors or accountants,” says Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell. “We study our clients’ businesses and industries thoroughly, offering insights into how they can be more efficient and cost-effective, and devising appropriate solutions for complex financial and transactional matters.”

Beyond traditional accounting services such as tax consulting and planning, auditing, and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, Haskell & White assists clients with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, SEC registrations, information technology (IT) audits, and
preparation for IPOs. The firm is particularly well versed in the real estate, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and not-for-profit sectors.

Located in Irvine, California, Haskell & White is one of the largest independent accounting firms in the state. The firm has grown to include 70 professionals and has experienced 20-30 percent annual revenue growth for the last several years. Many of its accountants are veterans of “Big Four” and other national firms. As a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, an international network of accounting and consulting firms, Haskell & White has access to intellectual capital and accounting resources both here and abroad.

“We bring clients the best of both worlds, providing the breadth and depth of expertise of the Big Four and national firms, but offering greater value for each fee dollar spent,” Pinnell says. “Our partners and management personnel are accessible, so clients avoid a bureaucratic command structure and reach principal decision-makers easily.”

Community Citizenship

The partners and staff of Haskell & White share a commitment to the community they call home and donate their time and talents to a number of worthy causes. “Service to our community has been central to this firm’s culture from the beginning,” says Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell. Pinnell, founding Partner David R. White and many of the firm’s partners and managers sit on the boards of directors of numerous local organizations. These include Laura’s House, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, and the Santa Ana Boys & Girls Club, which recently presented White with its DreamMaker Award in recognition of 14 years of service.

Haskell & White also supports several regional theatres, donating time, expertise, and dollars, and has been honored by the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts for five years running.

A Great Place to Work

Belying the stodgy accounting firm stereotype, Haskell & White is a place where people strive to provide superior customer service, but realize life is too short to work all night. This emphasis on a healthy work/life balance is one reason OC METRO magazine named Haskell & White one of Orange County’s seven best places to work in 2005. In the magazine’s annual review of local businesses, Haskell & White employees cited flexible work schedules, exceptional opportunities for professional growth and education, and the firm’s commitment to employees with families among the many reasons they love working at the firm.

For more information, visit www.www.hwcpa.com or call 949-450-6200.