Archive for the ‘Nienow & Tierney, LLP In The Community’ Category

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.


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

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:

Nienow & Tierney, LLP Volunteers With Samaritan’s Purse

December 5, 2012

Last week, the staff of Nienow & Tierney, LLP volunteered an afternoon with Samaritan’s Purse, assisting at the Orange County collection site for Operation Christmas Child.  Samaritan’s Purse is a faith-based organization “providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world”.  Their Operation Christmas Child program sends shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes to children in need all over the world during the Christmas season.  Our staff assisted along the assembly line, sorting, stuffing and taping boxes before seeing them packed up and sent to their final destination.  For more information about Operation Christmas Child or Samaritan’s Purse, please visit

Operation Christmas Child 2012

Steve & Eunice
Operation Christmas Child Processing Center

Successful Launch of the Olive Crest Planned Giving Advisory Counsel

December 1, 2012

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the successful launch of the Olive Crest Planned Giving Advisory Cphotoounsel (PGAC).  Paul Nienow is one of the co-founders of this group of professionals assembled to raise awareness of the good works of Olive Crest among the planned giving community.

In September the PGAC hosted an event for approximately 50 professionals, to provide continuing education on the upcoming tax law changes, and to encourage them to educate their potential donor clients about Olive Crest.

In November, we held another event for advisors to invite their donors to, to learn about the basics of planned giving, and to hear from a successful couple about their experience giving to Olive Crest.

The PGAC plans to hold these same events next year – please contact Paul Nienow to lean more about these events, and about Olive Crest. 

You can learn more about Olive Crest at their website here.

Steve Tierney Selected for the 2012-2013 California Society of CPA’s Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Board of Directors

May 6, 2012

Our own Steve Tierney has been selected, and will serve, on the 2012-2013 Board of Directors of the OC/LB chapter of the CSCPA.  Among other things, Steve will help set the direction of the various interest groups and education activities, as well as provide his insight into the other programs and activities the chapter is involved in, including developing the next generation of accountants.

Please join us in congratulating Steve!

Please Welcome Our New Staff

January 25, 2012

On January 9, Nienow & Tierney, LLP hired two new staff accountants to join our team!

Joanna Nguyen and Michael Davis both completed their MS in Accountancy in 2011 from Cal State University of Fullerton.  Together they bring a diverse background of work experience and education to their new positions.  They started just over two weeks ago, but have already proven to have excellent technical and analytic skills as well as a strong work ethic.  We are excited that Nienow & Tierney, LLP is growing and that we have added such valuable members to our team.

Additionally, we have brought an intern on board to assist us through the busy tax season of 2012.  Matthew Fortney is a student at Cal State University of Fullerton, working toward his BA in Finance.  Matthew will be an integral part of our firm’s operations for the next several months.

Welcome Joanna, Michael and Matthew!

Hear Stephen Tierney on the radio with Hugh Hewitt

January 23, 2012

On Tuesday January 24th, at 5pm, our very own Stephen Tierney will be on the air with Hugh Hewitt to talk about the running charity he started called Up and Running Again. 

Up and Running Again is a 501(c)(3) public charity that trains homeless and at-risk youths to run a half marathon.  It is through the training runs and the half marathon race that these individuals gain the confidence they need to get jobs or go to college.

During the 5pm hour, Hugh will be featuring three entrepreneurs and Stephen was selected to be on one of the guests.  Hugh Hewitt is a nationally syndicated radio host with over 1.5 million weekly listeners.

We are very excited to see one of our firm partners be presented with a chance to share how this organization is impacting the lives of the less fortunate.

If you have an opportunity tune into AM870 in Los Angeles or go online to to listen live over the internet.

Community Tax Days 2012

November 11, 2011

Though it’s a little early to start preparing your 2011 tax returns, Nienow & Tierney,LLP has committed once again to assisting with tax preparation at the Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove’s annual Free Community Tax Days.  On February 2 and March 3 (2012), our staff members will donate their time to support needy families with filing their taxes and claiming the tax credits they are eligible for, utilizing the free and user-friendly I-CAN E-File program and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Last year, the Free Community Tax Days assisted over 100 individuals reclaim $211,387 in tax refunds through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program.  These dollars go straight back to the hands of needy families, which benefits the community and local businesses.  Nienow & Tierney, LLP is proud to offer this assistance to families in our community.