The R&D Tax Credit: Making it Work No one can afford to leave money on the table. Nevertheless, when it comes to the R&D credit, cash is left untouched all the time. Despite the fact that the R&D credit has been available since 1981, less than a third of eligible companies recognize that they qualify […]

O&S CPAs September Client Update Newsletter

10 Low-Cost Fraud Prevention Options In Purchasing

Many small organizations typically have limited resources to both prevent and recover from fraud. There is also often a high level of trust put upon employees due to the lack of internal controls. According to the Report to the Nations: 2018 Global Study of Occupational Fraud and Abuse (the Global Study) published by the Association […]

Merage School Digital Focus Helps Elevate Oswaldo Diaz, EMBA ‘19, From CFO to CEO

July 11, 2019 • By Jessie Yount   Earlier this year, Oswaldo Diaz, EMBA ’19, applied for the CFO job at O&S LLP, a highly ranked and rapidly growing Certified Public Accounting and consulting firm in Southern California. The role was a natural step for Diaz, who had built his career in accounting. But when […]

While You Were Out Celebrating…

One of the reasons I love the 4th of July is the open display of defiance to overregulation by the use of illegal fireworks. You can drive through some areas of town and see ample evidence of civil disobedience, despite threats of heavy fines by local governments. Pushing back against overregulation and taxation is what […]

O&S CEO Completes MBA Program at UCI Paul Merage School of Business

Monday, June 17, 2019 Commencement Cermony – O&S would like to congratulate our CEO as he completes the MBA program at UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Diaz is featured in the UCI #WeAreMerage Commencement 2019 program recognizing his hard work, dedication and perseverance this journey required. See more information and videos on Oswaldo Diaz […]

The Best Investment For Anyone

It’s pretty unlikely that I’ll ever be asked to speak at a commencement ceremony. I don’t have great academic accomplishments or a particularly storied Resume. I don’t even have a fancy robe with colored sashes and tassels. I guess I’ll never rise to that level of wisdom. But frequently I am asked for advice and […]

Long Beach renters win victory: Leaders agree to require assistance for some evictions, rent hikes

Long Beach Post, April 3, 2019 by Jason Ruiz in News Long Beach renters scored a small victory early Wednesday as the City Council voted to create an ordinance that will require landlords to provide financial assistance to those displaced by rent increases and some evictions. The victory comes after years of failed attempts by […]

Tax Season TV Ads

Based upon all the TV ads for H&R Block and Turbo Tax, I guess it must mean we are in tax season again. That would explain the piles of files on my desk and the weekends my team is putting in here at the office! So far, a couple trends are starting to appear. First, […]

Los Angeles Business Journal The List 2019 Accounting Firms

O&S named as #66 in the Los Angeles Business Journal "The List" 2019 Accounting Firms. "The List" ranks accounting firms by the number of accounting professionals in L.A. County. For more information on our services please visit us at Read More