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Clients rely on us for accounting expertise, but what satisfies them most is how they are treated personally. Much of our new business comes from referrals because clients appreciate our attentiveness to their needs. We're a large and respected firm and our entire corporate culture is about supporting each other in and out of the office, working as teams within our practice areas and promoting positive morale. So from the very beginning, our people are oriented towards making a difference in their own lives—and in yours.

Gursey | Schneider LLP attracts top personnel—and keeps them—as we encourage advanced credentials and education, offer training opportunities, mentor new employees at all levels and offer fun company social activities. We encourage teamwork and promote a family atmosphere to keep morale high and give diverse work assignments, thereby drawing some of the most talented recruits, including experienced professionals from well-known firms.

Nazfar B. Afshar

Naz Afshar joined the firm in June 2000 and was admitted to the partnership in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Naz was a tax manager with the international accounting firm of KPMG. She has over 20 years of experience in tax, accounting and business consulting serving small to middle market closely held businesses, professional services companies, non-profit organizations, high net worth individuals and estate and trusts in the following industries: retail, manufacturing, post-production, law firms, real estate and real estate professionals as well as professionals in entertainment industry. In this capacity, Naz has developed expertise in the following subject areas: multi-state income and franchise tax matters (C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and Limited Liability Corporations), FAS 109, estate and trust including preparing trust accounting, and non-profit organization tax compliance. In addition, she has developed considerable experience in bankruptcy matters including insolvency and preference analysis, and tax preparation.

Naz advocates being fully involved when it comes to assisting her clients in business and personal decisions and matters that impact their finances. She approaches business with fresh ideas and likes to help her clients. She works closely with her clients' outside professional advisors to optimize tax planning and to help her clients to preserve their wealth and to pass on their legacy to the next generation. She believes in the community and works closely with several non-profit organizations.

Naz is currently a member of the California Society of Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Colorado State University and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1995.