About M&G Partners, LLP

“Exciting” may not be the first word that comes to mind when considering your accounting needs, but here at M&G Partners, LLP, we aim to change that. To our qualified Simi Valley, CA CPA firm, accounting is exciting and not just because we love crunching numbers. We view accounting differently than most – as an opportunity to join forces with business owners just like you so that we can use our skills to help your business grow.

We listen to and get to know each client so that we can curate services that meet their immediate needs and lay a foundation for their future. As an experienced CPA firm, we know that situations can change quickly. When those changes occur, we’ll be here for you, whether you’re a business or an individual. We are excited to join you on the journey as you make strategic financial decisions for now and set long-term goals for future growth. Your growth is our growth, so we take your business personally, and we do it with personality.

Learn More about M&G Partners, LLP

For quality accounting services from a team of experienced, solution-driven professionals who are ready to listen to you, call us at 805-526-8355 now and request a consultation to get started.


Mission

Our team was inspired to create a vision of what is truly important to us, our clients, and our culture. We are inspired to build new dynamic of legacy and experience and have created together a strong collective of professionals to create M&G Partners.

Our firm was built on the simple principle of "experience matters". While our firm is growing, the people at M&G Partners are experience, specialized professionals, and visionary leaders. Our team strategically thinks outside teh box and addresses any challenging matters. With our combined experience we are able to provide our clients a full range of services and a superior depth of knowledge.

We are creating a culture focusing on quality time for our clients which allows us to give them personalized services for their accounting and tax needs.

Along with this wonderful opportunity at a fresh start we are committed to deliver exemplary service, profound expertise, and a community that our clients and associates will be proud to be part of.

We look forward to partnering with you in business.


Tes Macaraya, MST, CPA – Founder & Managing Partner

Tes Macaraya is one of the Founders and the Managing Partner at M & G Partners. With over 30 years of professional experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to corporations, partnerships and high net worth individuals, Tes partners with her clients and enables them to achieve their goals. She is well versed in complex tax matters, giving her the inspiration to engage and solve difficult challenges. Her expertise spans a wide variety of complex tax issues such as asset acquisition and disposition, partnership allocations and buy-outs, and set-up analysis. Tes serves clients across a wide range of industries including real estate, technology, manufacturing and professional services.

Originally from the Philippines, Tes began practicing public accounting in 1989. She holds a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1993. Before founding M & G Partners, Tes worked at Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP, followed by Martini Partners LLP where she was the Tax Practice Leader.

Tes has been credited on the ‘Minorities of Influence’ list by the Los Angeles Business Journal and recognized as one of the ‘Most Influential Women in Accounting’ by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. As the co-founder of the Women Empowering Women networking group she encourages other women in the local area to pursue their ideal careers and lifestyles.


Elizabeth (Liz) Gonzalez, CPA – Founding Partner

Liz is a Founding Partner at M & G Partners and has over 17 years of experience providing tax planning and compliance services for high net worth individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships and S-corporations. With specialist knowledge relating to estate, gift and trust taxation, Liz serves clients across a wide range of industries including the entertainment sector. She prides herself on providing superior client service and partners with clients in all phases of the business cycle ranging from start-up, rapid growth, to mature companies and business owners seeking exit strategies and other liquidity events.

Liz began practicing public accounting in 2004 after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University, Northridge. She became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 2012. A first generation immigrant from Mexico, Liz speaks English and Spanish.


Lucy Wei Huang, MBA – Tax Manager

Lucy Wei Huang is a Tax Manager at M & G Partners and has over 15 years of experience providing tax compliance and planning services for high net worth individuals along with their related business entities. She is a specialist in the taxation of pass-through entities and s-corporations, and has extensive knowledge pertaining to taxation of partnerships including 704(b) allocations. Lucy serves clients across a wide range of industry sectors and has significant expertise addressing complexities associated with the real estate and professional services industries.

Lucy holds an MBA in Accounting from Graduate College of Union University in Schenectady, New York, along with a BA in International Trade from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Originally from China, Lucy speaks English and Mandarin.


Kim Vollstedt – Accounting Manager

Kim supervises our client accounting services department and has more than 30 years of accounting experience gained in public accounting and private industry. Before joining M & G Partners, she served high net worth individuals, clients in the entertainment industry and worked for a contemporary art museum.

Working closely with our clients’ accounting departments, Kim and her team support our clients so that their businesses run smoothly on a day to day basis. She prides herself in providing the best client service possible and is expert at reconciling payroll, and preparing and filing SOIs, W2s, 1099s, property & sales tax returns, and city business licenses. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Southern California, Kim completed Business Economics and General Accounting II through UCLA Extension, and is a California Notary.


Jose (Joey) Solano, CPA – Tax Manager

Joey is a Tax Manager at M & G Partners and his career in public accounting spans three decades. He has extensive experience across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, real estate, entertainment and professional services. With a focus on high net worth individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and other exempt organizations, Joey works closely with his clients to address their income tax compliance, planning, and consulting requirements.

After graduating from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Accounting, Joey began his accounting career with Arthur Anderson in their audit department. In 1998 he became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California, after relocating to America.