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Nienow & Tierney, LLP is Hiring!

January 10, 2014


Nienow & Tierney, LLP is seeking to hire a highly motivated staff or senior accountant to perform tax, financial and consulting engagements.  This is a unique opportunity for an individual who shares our vision and is seeking to build a career in a positive, high quality local CPA firm.


The staff or senior accountant will work closely with partners, managers and clients, performing corporation, partnership and individual income tax returns, planning and consulting, and compilation or review financial statement engagements.  The accountant will be required to work independently and complete multiple projects simultaneously within budget.


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • CPA license or candidate a plus
  • Solid interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet project deadlines
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Lacerte and trial balance programs preferred
  • 2-5 years of tax experience preferred


Nienow & Tierney, LLP is a local firm providing tax, financial accounting and management advisory services to closely held businesses and individuals in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, manufacturing and professional service firms.  We strive to provide the highest level of technical assistance by combining our experience, education and resources, with the highest levels of integrity and personal service.  Further information about Nienow & Tierney, LLP is available at our website,

We offer an enjoyable, professional, positive work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package including a 401(k) plan with employer contributions, medical insurance, and continuing education.

Please email cover letter and resume to


Association for Accounting Administration

November 20, 2013

Last week, the SoCal Chapter of the Association for Accounting Administration held an educational event for firm administrators, partners and COOs on “Building a Foundation for Success”.  The speaker, Rita Keller, is a nationally known CPA firm management consultant, speaker and author.  Our office manager, Katy Allen, and partners Paul Nienow and Stephen Tierney attended the event and gleaned from Rita’s knowledge and experience to continue building our firm so that we can provide our clients with the highest level of professional service.


Katy Allen is also on the board of the SoCal Chapter of the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA) and meets regularly with other accounting firm administrators in Southern California to share ideas about how to run accounting firms most effectively.  Feel free to learn more about AAA here:

Welcome Tracy Pohlen!

September 26, 2013

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our team, Tracy Pohlen, CPA.  Tracy graduated from Biola University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and received her CPA license in 2013.  Tracy has worked in the accounting industry for over six years and has experience preparing tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and nonprofit organizations.  Tracy is starting at our firm as a senior accountant and many of you will have the pleasure of working with her in the near future.  We are excited to have such a valuable member join our team!

Welcome, Tracy!

Notary Services Now Available at Nienow & Tierney, LLP

August 20, 2013

Nienow & Tierney, LLP will now be offering notary services at our office.  If you need a public notary for any type of authorized notarial act including acknowledgements, jurats, or oaths/affirmations, please schedule an appointment with Katy Allen (714) 836-8300.

Nienow & Tierney, LLP Listed in OCBJ’s Top 50 Accounting Firms

August 6, 2013

Nienow & Tierney, LLP is proud to make our debut on the Orange County Business Journal’s “2013 OC’s Largest Accounting Firms List”.  We are honored to be included on this respected list of Orange County accounting firms that is published each year.

You can read more about the growth of accounting firms in Orange County in the latest issue of the Orange County Business Journal.  Be sure to check out our listing on Page 36!

Firm Team Building Kayaking Adventure

June 17, 2013

On Friday June 14, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP enjoyed a fun team building getaway to Dana Point where we took a 2-hour guided kayaking tour of the harbor.  The tour was hosted by Coastline Kayaking Adventure.  Our guide, John, took us along the Doheney Beach Coastline and beside the jetty while sharing pirate tales and surfing lore.  We had a wonderful time being outdoors together, learning about the local marine wildlife, and getting a little exercise.  We then enjoyed a delicious lunch at a local burger joint called "The Schwack".  The next time you’re in Dana Point, be sure to check out Coastline Kayaking Adventure!

On the Water

Katy & Paul Joanna & Eunice Steve & SidThe Schwack Katy & Tim

To learn more about Coastline Kayaking Adventure, please visit

Firm Announcement: Darren Morrow Passes Final CPA Exam!

March 4, 2013


Please join us in congratulating senior accountant Darren Morrow for passing his fourth and final exam to qualify to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  We are excited with Darren for this great accomplishment and are confident that the knowledge and skills he gained during his years of rigorous schooling and studying will be an asset to our firm and to his career in the field of public accounting.

To give you an idea of how big of an achievement this is, just imagine taking four 3-4 hour long exams within an 18 month period in the areas of Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Regulation, and Business Environment and Concepts.  And each of those exams requires approximately 75 hours of studying!

To become a CPA in California, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. 24 semester units completed in accounting-related subjects
  3. 24 semester units completed in business-related subjects
  4. Pass all four parts of the Uniform CPA Exam within 18 months
  5. Two years of general accounting experience
  6. 500 hours of auditing and attestation experience
  7. Pass the California professional ethics exam

For more information on becoming a CPA, please contact our firm or visit

Firm Holiday Fun

December 26, 2012

On Friday, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP enjoyed a fun evening of food and laughter to celebrate the holiday season.  We enjoyed a delicious Italian meal at Angelo’s & Vinci’s in downtown Fullerton before making our way to the Maverick Theater, just a few blocks away.  Playing that night was “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians”, which kept us laughing from beginning to end.  In the picture below you’ll see all of our staff, plus a few recruits to help us through tax season!

Firm Christmas 2012

To find out more about the Maverick Theater and their excellent productions, please visit

Staff Outing to Brushstokes in Old Town Tustin

December 13, 2012

Last week, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP took a staff bonding trip to Brushstrokes in Old Town Tustin.  Brushstokes is a "Paint and Party Place" that hosts private groups and provides an instructor to walk each person through the creation of their own unique painting.  You bring your own snacks and beverages, and they provide the instructor and all the supplies.  Check out this pic of our creative team!  You’d never guess we were accountants, would you?

You can learn more about Brushstrokes at their website:

Stephen Tierney Featured in Cal CPA Magazine

December 13, 2012

Be sure to check out this month’s edition of the California CPA Magazine.  Nienow & Tierney, LLP partner Stephen Tierney is featured in an article describing his work with Up And Running Again.  Up And Running Again is a non-profit organization formed in 2010 to assist homeless individuals and at-risk youth improve their lives by training for, and completing, a half-marathon.

Here’s a highlight from the article:

“What’s been your most memorable accomplishment?
When we completed the first race. Several individuals in our firm, including my business partner, were helping with the training. It was amazing to see the joy on each runners face as they crossed the finish line. I believe I ran 18 miles that day for a 13.1 mile race. My business partner, Paul, and I kept helping our runners cross the finish line. We would go back out and find another runner and helped them across. I remember that being such a special day, and that was when I realized I wanted to continue growing this organization.”

Check out the December edition of California CPA Magazine or read the full article at  You can also find out more about Up And Running Again here: