Meet Our Staff

We utilize a combination of salaried staff and independent contractors that are certified in various professional fields. This interdisciplinary foundation enables us to manage all of your tax and financial concerns.

Barbara J. Ford, CPA MBA

Barbara J. Ford, CPA, MBA  is the owner of Barbara J. Ford, CPA dba: Accounting Associates.    Barbara received her Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Accounting  from CSUS in 1980 and went on to graduate from the University of California, Sacramento (CSUS) in 1981 with a Master of Business Administration Degree.  While at CSUS Barbara was active in the American Society of Women Accountants; Beta Alpha Psi (the accounting honor society) and Beta Gamma Sigma (the honor society for business students)  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Barbara received numerous awards and scholarships based on acamedic achievements. Barbara had an extensive work background prior to obtaining her degrees and subsequently became Audit Manager for a local CPA firm prior to starting her own practive in the early 1980's. (see "History" section for more  detailed information).



Kathleen R. Khalar, CPA

Kathie Khalar received her Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in accounting  from CSUS ini 1974 and became certified in 1976.  Kathie worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell for four years prior to moving to John Waddell Accountancy where she was Audit Manager and Shareholder.  Kathie accepted a position in private industry in 1990 as Chief Financial Officer for Mother Lode Holding Co & Subs.  Placer Title is the largest of the Subs.  Kathie "semi-retired" from Mother Lode in 2002 and has been with our firm since 2003.

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