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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!

Client Spotlight: Yates & Yates, LLP

August 20, 2013


In this issue of our Client Spotlight, we are proud to feature the firm of Yates & Yates, LLP.

Yates & Yates, LLP is a law firm located in Orange, California, whose partners consist of Sealy Yates and his sons Matt and Curtis.

Originally formed by Sealy many years ago as a general service law firm, the firm today serves as one of the nation’s premier creative counsel for top-tier authors, artists and creative organizations.  The services they provide for their clients include agency representation, expert legal advice, marketing guidance, career coaching, creative counseling and business management consulting.  They are a full service firm for creatives, providing the highest level of experience and expertise in their industry.  It is the firm’s goal to help their clients make their ideas matter.

Yates & Yates, LLP has an impressive, lengthy client list that can be found on their website,

Nienow & Tierney, LLP has had the great fortune to be involved with Yates and Yates, LLP both personally and professionally for many years.  We shared office space with the firm in Orange back in the late ‘90’s and the relationships we built at that time have remained strong to this day.

We count it a privilege to work with clients such as Yates & Yates, LLP.

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

Watch House Hearing on Organizations Targeted by the IRS

June 4, 2013

Today the House Oversight committee is holding hearings about the IRS targeting of exempt organizations with specific political ideology.  You can watch the hearings at this link here.



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

2013 Health Care Reform Compliance Checklist

February 11, 2013

We are pleased to share with you the excellent compliance checklist forwarded to us by our friend and client Blane Peters of Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers.

This checklist is for employers for 2013, to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.  You can download the checklist at this link here.

Nienow & Tierney, LLP has had a 20 year relationship with Blane Peters, and would highly recommend him if your business has liability and business insurance needs.  You can learn more about Blane here.