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About Us

Our Firm

Cates & Associates, CPAs has been serving the Orange and Riverside County area since 1998.

Our commitment to you is based on the highest of professional accounting standards. We will anticipate your needs and work to exceed your expectations. We will always have your best interests in mind and work with you to help you reach your financial goals.

Our Team

Brian V. Cates, CPA

Brian Cates has provided accounting, tax and consulting services to Southern California businesses since 1991. An experienced professional in public and non-public accounting, Brian has developed valuable skills as a governmental auditor, technical support representative for MAS90 accounting software and as a Vice-President of Finance for an international manufacturer. Mr. Cates specializes in the construction and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Cates has been appointed to the the California Board of Accountancy Qualifications Committee and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. During 2009, Mr. Cates attained the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The CFF Credential, established by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial forensics.. As a CPA with a bachelors degree in Management Information Systems, Brian has the technical and analytical expertise to provide an array of consulting services to both small and large companies.

Stephanie M. Cates, CPA

Stephanie Cates holds a bachelors degree in Accounting and has held corporate accounting positions since 1988. Stephanie is instrumental in providing innovative and unique accounting and bookkeeping services to our corporate clients.

Mrs. Cates' experience as Senior Financial Analyst for the 2nd largest private corporation in Orange County makes her a sought after contact for any company. As co-founder of Cates & Associates, she has acquired extensive experience in implementing and monitoring small business accounting and financial reporting systems. Stephanie specializes in financial analysis and financial modeling. Stephanie is also a Quickbooks Pro Advisor and manages the firm's small business accounting services for company's using intuit products.

  • Cates & Associates, CPAs
  • 1139 East Sixth Street
  • Corona, CA 92879
  • Telephone: (951) 340-0982
  • Fax: (951) 340-0406