We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.
Paul Michael, Founder and CPA, graduated from Santa Clara University in 1985 with a B.S. in Accounting. Prior to forming Paul Michael, CPA in 2005, he worked in public accounting at a regional accounting firm and as a controller for a private company. When he’s not busy at the office, Paul is spending time with his wife and four kids. He is an avid outdoorsman, and is involved in his kids’ boy scouting and sports.
Kathie Harwood, Bookkeeper, graduated from Heald Business College in 1984. Prior to joining Paul Michael, CPA, she worked independently as a bookkeeper. She did contract work for the firm, until she officially joined the team in January 2011. Kathie now manages the compilation department at the firm, training and managing other staff. Kathie is very involved in her church community, and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Bob Davies, Tax Accountant and CPA, graduated from Cal State University Fresno in 1985 with a B.S. in Accounting. He was hired out of college by Ernst & Young, performing auditing and tax work. In 2004, he graduated from Golden Gate University with a master’s degree in Taxation. Bob began working at Paul Michael, CPA in the fall of 2015, specializing in individual and business taxation. He enjoys traveling, and also writes and edits for Spidell Publishing Inc.
Mandy Savage, Bookkeeper, graduated from San Jose City College in 2003, and continued her education with accounting courses at Foothill College. Mandy has a decade of experience as an accounts payable technician, 5 years of bookkeeping experience, 4 years of experience as a tax preparer, and has expertise in building relationships between company and clients. She joined Paul Michael, CPA in December 2015, and specializes in small business bookkeeping.
Angela Michael, Office Manager, graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development, M.A. in Special Education, and teaching credential for Early Intervention. While in school, she worked in public accounting at a local public accounting firm. After working in her field for several years, she retired to start a family. Angela joined Paul Michael, CPA in 2005 to help run the administration end of the office. Angela enjoys spending time with her family, the beach, and hiking.
Emma Harris, Marketing Specialist, graduated from Washington State University in 2016 with a B.A. in Marketing. After moving back to the Bay Area, she joined Paul Michael, CPA in January 2017. Emma is our marketing specialist, maintains the company website, runs the front reception desk, and also helps with an occasional tax return. Emma loves the San Francisco Giants and enjoys spending time with her family.
Mary Fletcher, CPA, graduated from San Jose State University in with a B.S. in Aeronautics. She returned to school to study accounting, while working for a local CPA. Mary joined Paul Michael, CPA in 2007, after years of experience working with Bay Area CPA firms. She specializes in employee stock options, real estate transactions, small to mid-sized accounting and bookkeeping, and has extensive experience in individual and corporate accounting and taxation.
Kathy McFarland, CPA, graduated from Fresno State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Accounting. Prior to joining Paul Michael, CPA in September 2017, she worked in non-profit accounting after many years in tax accounting. She specializes in both individual and business tax at PMCPA. Kathy and her family are avid Bay Area sports fans, and enjoy watching the Sharks, Giants, and Warriors.
Paul Michael CPA has been providing quality tax, accounting and financial guidance to individuals and small to mid-sized privately owned companies for more than 10 years. By combining our expertise and experience, we guarantee that every client will receive the close analysis and attention they deserve.
Our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CalCPA. Paul Michael CPA was last reviewed in 2015. The resulting report stated that all of our accounting practices and procedures complied with the standards of the industry.
Paul Michael CPA is also an active member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Our entire operation is rooted in a tradition of meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: strategic tax planning for individuals and businesses, financial planning services for individuals and estates, auditing services for businesses and individuals, consulting services for business development and management, and accounting and tax services for the Internet environment and e-commerce.