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Profile of Our Firm

The firm of Armando C. Ibarra, and its predecessor, Hayman, Bresenoff & Ibarra have been in business since 1974. We represent clients in a broad range of business segments throughout San Diego, Chula Vista and Baja California, Mexico and South America. By playing an integral, yet independent role, in our client's management teams we have developed expertise in a number of industries.

We are the leading firm engaged in international income tax preparation, accounting, financial planning and advisory to Corporations and individual taxpayers who are involved in cross-border transactions.

Commitment to Quality

The single most important factor in our firm's success over the years has been our uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of quality and professionalism. Providing quality service to our clients is our primary objective, and we have developed internal review procedures and communications that ensure the highest standards of performance.  Earning your trust and satisfaction is our primary goal.

To advance our efforts in this regard, and to continually improve the knowledge of our staff, we hold membership in the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. The Society continually informs its members about changes in the realm of accounting, tax, and audit fields. It also monitors its members to ensure compliance with continuing professional education requirements.

Commitment to Our Clients

We value long-term relationships and make every effort to tailor our tax and accountings services to your specific needs based on our in-depth understanding and experience in the accounting and tax industry. We continuously strive to earn your trust and satisfaction in every engagement.

Mission Statement

Provide our clients with sound accounting solutions and superior tax preparation to individuals and business owners with a dedication to quality customer service.

Our Team

ARMANDO C. IBARRA, CPA

Certification

Mr. Armando C. Ibarra is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of California.

Present

Mr. Ibarra is President of Armando C. Ibarra, CPA - APC (A California Corporation) with over 1,500 clients.

Experience

Mr. Ibarra started his career as a controller for a chain of convalescent hospitals. He moved to the firm of Hayman and Bresenoff in 1977 and became partner in 1985. Mr. Ibarra has a strong background in many industries including the Maquiladora industry, where his nationality gives him valuable insight on conducting business in Mexico. In his twenty years in public accounting Mr. Ibarra has developed experience in all areas of accounting such as audit, business consulting and business start-up and financing. He has also developed experience in many phases of the income tax world including complex return preparation, tax audit representation, and tax planning.

Academic Credentials

Mr. Ibarra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from National University and an Associate Arts degree in Accounting from San Diego Community College.

Achievements

Listed in the 1993-1994 as an honored member and Hispanic executive of the year by "Quien es Quien" publishers. In 1998 he was honored by the newspaper "El Informador" as a distinguished professional.

Memberships

California Society of Certified Public Accountants; Better Business Bureau

Armando Ibarra, Jr., CPA, JD

San Diego State University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law
C.P.A. and Juris Doctor

Certification

Mr. Armando Ibarra, Jr. is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of California. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Experience

Mr. Ibarra has been in the public accounting arena since January of 1985. His public accounting experience includes compiling financial statements; preparing federal and state tax returns; coordinating and performing certified audits; computer and accounting software consulting; payroll and sales tax return preparation; and general business consultation. Mr. Ibarra also represents clients in the audits by various government agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department, and the Bord of Equalization. While exposed to many industries, Mr. Ibarra has worked extensively with clients in the restaurant and trucking industries and this gives him incredible insight on the day-to-day operations of these sectors. Mr. Ibarra's legal education and background expand the services that he is able to provide, and offers a unique perspective to his consultation engagements. This is especially true when dealing with clients involved in international business and/or transactions which has become an important topic of late.

Academic Credentials

Mr. Ibarra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from San Diego State University; and a Juries Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law; and obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California in 1995.

Acheivements

Mr. Ibarra gives his time to the community by serving on the Board of Directors of several non-profit community minded organizations, most recently with the foundation for the Children of the Californias. Also, Mr. Ibarra served as Treasurer for San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce between 2008 and 2010. He has been voted "favorite Hispanic CPA" by Metropolitan Magazine in past years.

FERNANDO CARRILLO, CPA, MA

University of San Diego and Duke University
C.P.A. and Master's Degree in Financial Economics

Certification

Mr. Carrillo is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California.

Experience

Fernando began his career at Coopers & Lybrand LLP (San Diego, CA) servicing the cross-border international clients of the firm. He later worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (New York, NY) in their Transaction Services (M&A) and Technical Structuring Group; servicing the U.S. and non-U.S. clients of the firm and structuring their transactions in accordance with U.S. GAAP, SEC regulations and International Accounting Standards. He later formed Sempra Energy's financial reporting and technical research group; providing accounting services and tax accounting support to the operations in the U.S. and abroad. In 2011, he joined the team of ACI and has been recognized as a leading bilingual CPA & MA in international income tax matters. He serves in various task forces committees, company boards and is a key contact with local businesses related to international tax and estate planning.

His experience also includes Management Consulting, CFO of an Investment Bank and his own accounting practice.

Academic Credentials

Fernando holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of San Diego and a Master's Degree from Duke University.

Specialties

International Income Tax, Cross-Border, Personal and Corporate Tax Planning, FACTA, Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Financial Policies, Internal Controls, and US GAAP and SEC rules.

  • Armando C. Ibarra, CPA, P.C.
  • 371 E Street
  • Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Telephone: (619) 422-1348
  • Fax: (619) 422-1465