The Principals of our firm have 25 and 18 years experience, respectively, (21 and 17 years with the now Big Four accounting firms). Their experience has ranged from domestic to international clients, from the pre startup conceptual framework stage to multi-billion dollar companies in distribution, manufacturing, retail and services industries. Profiles of principals as well as other professional staff of our firm are summarized below:


Miwa Izumi
Principal, Tax and Tax Consulting

Ms. Izumi has 19 years of experience in public accounting. Prior to establishing Izumi & Co., she was a Director of International Taxes from 1995 to 2000 at Price Waterhouse later became PricewaterhouseCooeprs (collectively PWC).


She has served large and complex corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and individuals on the international and domestic arenas at PWC. Her range of services includes tax consulting, preparations of tax returns and representation of her clients in audits by the IRS and state tax authorities. Her range of specialized expertise include transfer pricing, M&A, state and local taxes, cross-border transactions.

Ms. Izumi has received degrees from Mount St Mary's College summa cum laude, and Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California.


Richard Hiroshi Izumi
Principal, Accounting and Business Consulting

Mr. Izumi has 25 years of experience in public accounting including 11 years as a partner with Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young. At Price Waterhouse, he was the West Region Managing Partner of Japan Business.


At Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young, his career was devoted to coordinating the services provided to clients by those firms. Some of the services delivered under his direction include financial statement audits, tax consulting, transfer pricing studies, site selection studies, acquisition and divestitures negotiations, M&A and due diligence, valuations, lobbying, joint ventures, ABS, Eurobond and MTN comfort letter, retail industry consulting.

He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.


Kenneth Jang
Senior tax and system consulting

Mr. Jang has 11 years experience in computer science and 7 years of experience in accounting. Prior to joining Izumi & Co., Kenneth was associated with the Big Four firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

    At PWC, his superior blending of his accounting and computer science talents were demonstrated as he became the Accounting & Technology Supervisor for the West Coast Region only two years after joining them. In that role, he was responsible for designing and planning software customization for consolidated returns of companies with numerous subsidiaries and/or doing business in multiple states. He continues in that role at Izumi & Co. where he is responsible for the preparation of tax returns of multi-national and multi-state companies.    

Vance Yuji Ito
Senior accounting, tax and personal financial service consulting

Mr. Ito has 15 years of experience in accounting and finance. Prior to his association with Izumi & Co., he was with Merrill Lynch, Toyota and Price Waterhouse.

    With a combination of client service and industry experience, he is able to provide clients with practical advice in accounting and finance.`

Mr. Ito has degrees from University of California at Irvine, MBA in finance and University of Southern California, BS in accounting. He also has studied at the Waseda University of Japan as an international exchange student from USC.

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