Who We Are
William M West serves small business, real estate owners, and individuals, since 1973. He helps minimize taxes, including tax preparation and representation in examination and collection matters. He consults in the areas of technology and computers, and litigation. He acts as part time Chief Financial Officer for small businesses.
William M West is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and past Director of its San Jose Chapter. He has presented hundreds of hours of professional computer education for CPAs.
William M West received his Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance and statistical modeling from the University of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College. He was born March 31, 1948 in Los Angeles, California.
William M West has been active in the community, as President of North Valley Toastmasters, Secretary of Toastmasters' Golden Gate District 4, and President of the Exchange Club of San Jose. Interests include flying as a flight instructor, gardening, skiing, and scuba-diving.
William M West began his current CPA practice in the San Francisco Bay area in 1984.
In 1977 Mr, West became Chief Financial Officer of Veedercrest Vineyards, a premium winery and vineyard located in Napa and Emeryville. His family were wine growers and wine makers from 1890 to 1940 in Cucamonga and Burbank, California.
In 1971 Mr West became Vice President, Finance, then President of the National Auto Group of Insurance Companies. He was previously a property and casualty underwriter, and a life agent. Mr West negotiated the sale of these family companies to the Kemper Group.
Date of Birth: March 31, 1948
Graduate Education: Master of Business Administration in Finance (1971) Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago IL.
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Economics (1969) Claremont Men's College, Claremont CA.
Professional Background: Enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (1974). Certified Public Accountant (1984). Prepared 3,000 tax returns of all types.
Professional Association: California Society of CPAs. Member of the San Jose Chapter Litigation and Technology Committees, and the State Technology Committee. Chair of the State Technology Committee's Bay Area Regional Technology Committee. Past Chair of the San Jose Chapter Technology Committee. Past Director of the San Jose Chapter.
Teaching and Writing Activities: Organized and presented hundreds of hours of professional computer and technology education for CPAs. Written dozens of articles on computer and technology topics for the Quantum PC Report for CPAs, the weekly computer trade magazine InfoWorld, and the California Society of CPAs' monthly Outlook.
Current Practice: Emphasizes tax, finance, computer, business management, and related litigation services. Offices at 1905 Park Ave, San Jose CA 95126, 408-554-0400, Fax 985-6769.
Industry Experience: entertainment business management; wine; insurance;
investment banking; real estate; aviation; technology, including computer
hardware and software.
William M West Certified Public Accountant
1905 Park Avenue, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126
Last Updated 1/9/12