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With more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and private industry, Gary R. Engler has the expertise to meet the accounting and taxation needs of businesses and individuals, as well as to consult in the areas of strategic planning, financial analysis, profit improvement, management methods and processes, and internal control procedures.

Gary began his career in public accounting when he joined the auditing department of Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young). In addition to having a broad and solid experience in public accounting, Gary also worked in private industry holding positions ranging from Controller to Chief Financial Officer and V.P. of Operations for mid-size businesses. Because of this full breadth of expertise, Gary is ideally suited to understand the general management needs of business owners, and to assist them in achieving a better financial and operating control over their business.

Gary earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from Claremont McKenna College, and an MBA from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He also has experience as an instructor of corporate financial planning and budgeting at UCLA, and he is frequently invited to give seminars in the areas of accounting, management, budgeting, payroll, and finance throughout Southern California.

Given this unique background, Gary R. Engler & Company has developed a unique expertise to go beyond the traditional services offered my most CPA firms. Of course, we offer top quality traditional accounting, tax compliance, and tax planning services. Our goal, however, is to help our business clients create extraordinary value in their businesses by providing a wide variety of advantageous consulting and management advisory services to help them improve and monitor their business growth and processes, and achieve better control over their business' financial performance.

Over the past 15 years, Gary has developed an expertise in advising and preparing the tax returns affecting foreign national students, scholars, and business people immigrating to the US for educational and business reasons.  Whether visiting the US for short or long term purposes, Gary has extensive experience in these international tax issues.

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