GHJ Merges in Northern California Accounting Firm Orlando, Mitts, Moore and Company

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LOS ANGELES, CA (Jan. 11, 2021) GHJ, a leading accounting and advisory firm headquartered in Los Angeles, is excited to announce that Orlando, Mitts, Moore and Company (OMM), an accounting firm based in San Jose, CA is joining its team. This extends GHJ’s presence into Northern California and further demonstrates the Firm’s commitment to growth.

“OMM has a strong reputation in the community and brings a wealth of experience, especially in their tax services,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “The synergy between OMM and GHJ’s culture and values made this a perfect complement to our existing client offerings. Bringing OMM into GHJ is another demonstration of our commitment to better serve our clients located throughout California and the U.S.”

Founded in 1981, OMM provides accounting services to individuals and businesses, including compilations, reviews and audits. OMM specializes in tax planning and preparation for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, private foundations, nonprofits, estates and trusts.

“We are excited to be joining GHJ and what this means for both our clients and our employees,” said OMM Partner and Owner Laurie Orlando.

“Giving our clients access to GHJ’s breadth of expertise and resources will give us the chance to expand our service offerings and serve our clients better than ever before,” expanded OMM Partner and Owner Lou Mitts.

OMM's mission is to help clients achieve success by providing personalized attention and excellent service that addresses not only today's needs but tomorrow's plans. Similar to GHJ, OMM has embraced technological innovations and evolved over the years to meet the needs of its clients without losing its commitment to personalized service.

“Having OMM’s impressive team of professionals join GHJ will help deepen our pool of top-notch talent and resources and aligns with our commitment to excellence in client service,” Partner and GHJ Tax Practice Leader Akash Sehgal added.

GHJ's Tax Practice pre-acquisition is comprised of over 65 professionals with expertise in state and local taxes, international tax planning, high-net-worth services and nonprofits in addition to corporate taxes. With tax providers located throughout the U.S., GHJ serves clients globally so they can grow their revenues while minimizing their tax burden.

About Orlando, Mitts, Moore and Company

Orlando, Mitts, Moore and Company is a full-service CPA firm based in San Jose, California. Founded in 1981, the Firm provides compilations, reviews and audits services as well as strategic tax planning and tax preparation for individuals, corporations, LLCs, partnerships, private foundations, nonprofits, estates and trusts.

About GHJ

GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Previous recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 158 countries across the globe.

Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ has 22 partners and more than 200 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. GHJ is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).

About Legal Counsel

Sklar Kirsh served as legal counsel to GHJ during the transaction.

NewGate Law served as legal counsel for Orlando, Mitts, Moore and Company.