In partnership with CalCPA, the LABJ will be hosting the second annual Top 100 Accountants event on November 8th, 2023, at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Top accounting professionals and firms within the Los Angeles region will be honored for their ongoing efforts as outstanding financial stewards and will be recognized for their achievements as leading accountants and firms. The evening event will include networking, dinner, award presentations, and more.
As Principal in charge of KROST’s Assurance & Advisory department, Keith has contributed to the firm’s success by implementing innovative service lines that provide our clients with meaningful impact, such as KROST Business Intelligence (KBI) and Fund Admin Solutions. In addition to his leadership roles at KROST, Keith also chairs the firm’s campus recruiting, which has led to the identification of students from nontargeted schools, including local community colleges, thus creating a unique pipeline that allows the firm to identify and bring in top-quality entry-level staff that otherwise would not have the opportunity to enter the profession.
Steve is an Assurance & Advisory Director who has spent his career translating complex concepts into easily understandable ideas so that his clients always know where they stand in their businesses. He has successfully helped clients increase efficiencies in business processes by providing advisory services on implementation, accounting solutions, and internal controls. Furthermore, Steve played a key role in co-starting KROST’s internship program, where junior college students are given the opportunity to work as interns to understand the CPA profession.
Aric is a Tax Director who has contributed to his clients’ success through tax compliance, planning, and consulting for various industries. He is passionate about empowering clients to make informed financial decisions and achieve their long-term goals and is able to build strong relationships with clients as a business partner. Aside from his leadership roles at KROST, his involvement with the CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors makes him an excellent steward for the future of our accounting profession. He is involved with several college recruiting initiatives and enjoys mentoring several young professionals to help them develop their knowledge and skills.
The Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) is an award-winning B2B media company that has been serving the Los Angeles Community of Business for more than 40 years. Each week, the LABJ examines the many ways that the L.A. economy operates. First-rate editorial and research teams provide in-depth analyses of the community’s dynamic business and economic scene. Previously, the LABJ named KROST a Top Accounting Firm in 2022 and 2017, as well as one of the Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2022 and 2019. In 2018 and 2016, KROST received the recognition of Fastest Growing Private Companies, and in 2015, was voted Best Place to Work. Learn more about our awards.
The California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) is the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States. CalCPA offers a wide variety of benefits and services for CPAs and financial professionals. CalCPA, with 14 chapters located throughout the state, is committed to the education and betterment of our members and the profession.
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Aric, Keith, & Steve at Top 100 Accountants event
About the Top 100 Accountants
Keith Hamasaki, CPA, Principal
Assurance & Advisory, KROST Business Intelligence (KBI), KROST Fund Admin Solutions, Manufacturing & Distribution, Not-for-Profit
With nearly two decades of consulting experience, Keith specializes in audit and business advisory services to emerging and middle-market companies in areas such as process improvement, internal controls, technical GAAP accounting implementation, and procedural review assessments. As someone who has consistently overcome challenges, Keith has developed an expertise in a variety of industries, including real estate and construction, financial services, technology, digital media, restaurants, hospitality, not-for-profit organizations, and employee benefit plans. » Full Bio
Steve Chhuor, CPA, Director
Assurance & Advisory, Technology
Steve Chhuor is an Assurance & Advisory Director at KROST. As a trusted advisor with over a decade of experience, Steve specializes in audit and business advisory services to emerging and middle-market companies in areas such as technical GAAP accounting implementation and process improvement. » Full Bio
Aric Wong, CPA, MBT, Director
Tax, Estate & Gift, Trust and Probate, Hospitality
Aric is a Director in the Tax department at KROST. He has been in the public accounting profession for over ten years. His areas of expertise include tax planning and compliance for high-net-worth individuals, partnerships, and corporations. He is knowledgeable in all areas of taxation, including personal, corporate, partnership, nonprofit, trust, estate, and gift. » Full Bio