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  • 31351 VIA COLINAS STE 101
  • WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91362-4572
  • Main Number: (818) 889-4740
  • Fax: (818) 889-9135
  • Phone: (805) 497-3238
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John T Foster, CPA

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JOHN T FOSTER JR, CPA

As partner in FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN INC, John has over thirty-six years of experience in public accounting. His client base consists primarily of high net worth individuals, closely held corporations, professional service businesses. He provides income tax preparation and cash flow management, and short and long-term planning services for individuals, estates and trusts, and all business entities including corporations, S-corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

Prior to FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN, John was Senior Managing Director in charge of all California operations for American Express Tax & Business Services Inc.  John was with American Express Tax & Business Services for eight years during which time he was involved in several nation-wide initiatives including leadership training, accounts receivable control programs, compliance programs and employment issues.  John was named the 1997 recipient of the company's National Leadership Award.

From 1983 to 1996, John was managing partner with Foster, Bounce and Gemberling a local CPA firm in Westlake Village. where he focused primarily on accounting, tax compliance, tax planning and consulting for small businesses.  

 John’s extensive background in operations with a Fortune 500 company in conjunction with Business and Individual taxation knowledge lends itself strongly to our client base of small to mid-sized closely held companies, business professionals and high net worth individuals. 

John attended California State University, Northridge and graduated with a BS degree in Accounting, cum laude. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as The Rotary Club of Newbury Park.

Catherine Griffith, CPA

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CATHERINE GRIFFITH, CPA

 As partner in FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN INC, Catherine has over thirty years of experience in public accounting. Her client base consists primarily of high net worth individuals, closely held corporations, and trusts. She provides income tax preparation and planning services for individuals, estates and trusts, and all business entities including corporations, S-corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

 Prior to FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN, Catherine was Managing Director of the Westlake Village Office of American Express Tax & Business Services. During her eight years with American Express Tax & Business Services she was involved in setting national tax compliance procedures, was in charge of local compliance, was a member of the pension consulting group,  managed several peer reviews and lead due diligence projects for the TBS mergers and acquisition group as they acquired CPA firms.

From 1986 to 1995, Catherine was affiliated with a local CPA firm in Westlake Village  where she focused primarily on tax compliance, tax planning and audit representation before taxing authorities.  Prior to that, she held a Texas CPA license and worked with a Texas CPA firm gaining extensive experience in the areas of Oil & Gas and farming as well as estates and trusts.

 Catherine is a member of The California Society of Certified Public Accountants where she was Chairperson for the Thousand Oaks Area Taxation Group from 1988 through 1995.   Catherine graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Emphasis Accounting.

 

Barbara L Allen, CPA

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BARBARA L. ALLEN, CPA

As partner in FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN INC, Barbara has over twenty-nine years of experience in public accounting.  Her client base consists primarily of high net worth individuals, closely held corporations, professional service businesses, and partnerships. She provides income tax preparation and planning services for individuals and all business entities including corporations, S-corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

Prior to FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN INC, Barbara was with American Express Tax & Business Services for six years.  Prior to joining American Express Tax & Business Services, Barbara was affiliated with a CPA firm in Westlake Village for 10 years where she focused primarily on auditing, tax compliance and accounting for small businesses. Prior to that, she spent two years in a Beverly Hills based CPA firm in the audit department working with closely held corporate manufacturing companies.

Barbara graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting theory and practice. She has held a CPA license in the State of California since 1990. Barbara is a member if the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kyle Griffith, CPA

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Kyle Griffith, CPA

Kyle started with FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN INC in 2012 and began a career in public accounting in 2007. Prior to FOSTER GRIFFITH & ALLEN, he worked for Deloitte & Touche in the San Diego office.

His client base consists primarily of high net worth individuals, closely held corporations, and trusts. He provides income tax preparation and planning services for individuals, estates and trusts, and all business entities including corporations, S-corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.

Client industries include construction, engineering, film & music, fitness, food service, influencer marketing, insurance, job placement, legal, manufacturing, medical, online sales , and real estate.

Kyle graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Emphasis Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Accounting-Emphasis Tax.

Mike Davis, CPA

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Randi M Dennen, CPA

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Patricia Northrup, CPA

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Jennifer Weigel, CPA

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Barbara Andreassen, CPA

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Alan Keyfman, CPA

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Rita Eichstadt, EA

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Yenny Gunadi, CPA

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Bee Ong, CPA

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Elisa Neaves

Bookkeeper
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Barbara McCann

Bookkeeper
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Juliet Wojciechowski

Bookkeeper
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Laura Rodriguez

Bookkeeper
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Diane Folsom

Bookkeeper
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Linda R White

Office Manager
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Sharisse Burch

Front Desk
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Robin Kennedy

Front Desk
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