Monique Wright, CPA
CEO/FounderMonique has started Beach Cities Tax & Accounting twenty two years ago, after taking over a small client base of sixty individuals and some small businesses from her former boss and mentor. Since 1997, the firm has experienced a steady growth, currently serving over four hundred clients. Monique is a long time South Bay resident, and she enjoys the coastal life. Originally from Poland, she came over with her family in 1981, and completed her education as well as professional CPA designation in the U.S. Over the years, Monique served as an officer for Torrance PTA, while her three children attended the local schools. She stays involved in the local community, by volunteering during beach clean- up, and doing pro-bono accounting work for Torrance school district. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, ballroom dancing, and dining at the local restaurants. She has been married to Rich Wright for 30 years, whom she met at El Camino College.
Diana Brooks, EA
Senior AccountantBorn and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area,Diana is a newcomer to the LA area. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2014 and began her full-time public accounting career at a CPA firm in San Francisco where she worked as a tax practitioner and auditor. Diana has experience working with high net-worth individuals and closely-held businesses in a wide array of industries, including real estate, venture capital, alternative investments, professional services, and more. In her spare time, Diana enjoys traveling the world and trying different cuisines. She enjoys volunteering and serves as a pro bono panel member at the Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic where she helps taxpayers resolve their tax controversies with the IRS.
Customer Success & BookkeeperDayna is in charge of on boarding new clients and building relationships with Beach Cities 50 small business clients.She's an accounting industry expert who provides training and guidance to clients on software and acts as a liaison between clients & CPA Monique Wright to ensure that customers needs are met in a timely manner. She also does accounting, payroll, bookkeeping, and sales tax for Beach Cities Business Clients and enjoys supporting our local businesses. In her time off she enjoys web design, the beach, and yoga.
Yancy Tam, CPAYancy has been with the firm since 2008 as a seasonal tax preparer. Yancy graduated in 2004 from California State Polytechnic University Pomona with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and obtained a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management in 2013 from California State University Fullerton. In 2006, he obtained his CPA license. During his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and 2 children (the oldest being age 4 and the youngest 6 months). His hobbies include snowboarding during the winter season and hiking and bicycle riding at the beach during the summer.
Retired Nov 2018
What we do
Beach Cities Tax and Accounting Corp. is a certified and registered CPA in the South Bay of Los Angeles. We service individuals, small businesses and mid-size corporation in their tax and financial topics.
Our services cover tax filing with the IRS and FTB, financial planning, budgeting and tracking and analyzing financial results like Profit & Loss as well as cash flow management. Another important service is our payroll full service to unburden business owner from too much administrative tasks.
We prepare all types of tax forms including W-2s, 1099s and 990s as well as help the client understand the meaning of these forms and how to fill them out correctly for their circumstances..
IndividualsDue to the local focus this is our largest client base. The majority of our individulas stayed with us since their first tax filing with us.
Small BusinessesSince the very beginning we are very supportive to the very important small business community in the South Bay.
CorporationsWe cover the most complex tax situations and accommodate domesticly and internationally organized company structures.
We walked the walk
Monique graduates from UCLA with a degree in Economics- Business with an emphasis in Accounting.
Monique begins working as a Staff Accountant for John Kanuit during tax season. In John’s words, "I’m the Chief but I need more Indians."
May 1st 1997
After five years for working for John Kanuit, Monique starts her own practice and takes over John Kanuit Accountants Inc. She names her practice Beach Cities Tax & Books.
1998 Monique in the News
October 2005 California State confirms
Monique becomes a Certified Public Accountant after passing her CPA exam and fulfilling all requirements.
2016 New Website, New Technology
In 2016, Beach Cities Tax & Books is going paperless, streamlining systems and staying up to date with a new web presence that allows clients to find us online. Hope you are enjoying our new site!
What others say about us
Paolucci Salling & Martin
I have had the pleasure of working with Monique on my taxes for well over a decade. She has been a proactive in providing me thoughtful direction on my finances as well as great follow-up and effort from the larger Beach Cities Tax & Books team. I don't have a lot of time to waste with back and forth during the tax season and I appreciate that Monique makes the process easy, quick and focused for me.
After an extensive search for a tax preparer in my area and reading many reviews and reports, I finally selected Monique Wright, CPA, of Beach Cities Tax and Books in Redondo Beach, CA to prepare my taxes. While her CPA designation reflects her training, years of experience and knowledge of the most current tax laws, I have also found that Monique is a true professional who responds quickly to her client's needs. She also maintains an interested and pleasant demeanor making an office visit a comfortable experience. After a number of years as a satisfied tax client, I am happy and confident to recommend any potential client(s) to Monique Wright and Beach Cities Tax and Books.
Michael and Bernadetta Scholz
Beach Cities Tax and Books has done a great job preparing both corporate and personal tax returns for our family. It is a pleasure working with Monique and her team; to the point we almost look forward to tax time every year. 🙂
Going to a CPA was always like going to a dentist for me, but Monique took all the tension out of my tax and accounting topics. She is very knowledgeable, finds the right procedure and structure and, surprisingly for a CPA, is always on time. The entire Beach Cities Tax team is amazing: friendly, supportive, competent and helpful with everything.
As seen on yelp:
I have having Monique and Stephanie do my taxes and books for many years now. They are very prompt at handling returning calls and hand holding customers. I love that it's a woman run business. If your annoyed and frustrated by your current tax accountant- I highly recommend giving then a shop. I don't see myself changing accountants ever. Located just to knob hill on pch. They have parking in rear. I am and have been very happy with there customer service, rates and around they are just awesome!