BFI Accounting

About

Experience. Diligence.


 

History

Brent Farhang and Robert Love met while starting their accounting careers at Arthur Andersen & Company, the Los Angeles office, in the late 1980's. They remained close friends and kept in touch through the years while focusing on their respective careers and starting their families. All the while, they talked about the day they could work together. That time came when it became clear their respective career experiences complimented each other's in a substantive way, one that would serve clients in a variety of industries with varied needs and requirements. This made them eager to cultivate their own practice that would effectively intersect their expertise with their respective interests. They believe what makes a business thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in their areas of expertise within the larger accounting and financial world shows their devotion and is the energy that sets them apart.

 

Get in Touch

We at BFI Accounting know that finding the right accounting professional to partner with you in managing your business is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk through your needs and goals, our expertise, and how best we can serve you.

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Team Members

 
 

Partner

Brent Farhang, CPA

Prior to founding BFI Accounting, Brent was an audit partner in two local Los Angeles Public Accounting Firms. In addition to managing issuer and private company audits, Brent acted as a concurring partner on complex audits, including working on SEC filings and compliance with SEC regulations. Prior to that, Brent worked at Arthur Andersen & Company, the Los Angeles office, followed by a stint as the manager of internal audit at a subsidiary of a fortune 500 company for eight years. In between, Brent was a part owner and operated his own restaurant in addition to working in the mortgage industry for the better part of a decade.

 

Education

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
B.S. in Business Administration,                              Accounting Theory and Practice, 1984

 

Affiliations

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
 

License

• Certified Public Accountant, California

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Robert Love, CPA, CGMA

Robert has over 25 years in industry as a Chief Financial Officer/Controller. Robert's core service expertise includes: Development, execution and governance of strategic planning and forecasting; Legal and regulatory compliance; Human resource management; Franchise, litigation and contract review and support; Cost control solutions, budgets and KPI’s; Mergers, acquisitions and conversions; Debt and equity financing; Banking and investor relations; Tax planning; Insurance and enterprise risk management, as well as collections management.

 

Education

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO
B.S. in Business Administration/ Accounting, 1986

 

Affiliations

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
• California Society of CPAs, Member

License

• Certified Public Accountant, California

 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATE

Nina Thornton

Nina brings her knowledge of technology and previous experience in web development and digital marketing to the BFI team. Prior to her work at BFI Accounting, she created and implemented digital strategies for clients at a web development and digital marketing firm in Southern California. She has broad-ranging experience in SEO, digital marketing, writing, photography and graphic design. 

 

Education

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
B.A., Film & Digital Media, 2016

 

 

 
 

bookkeeping team

Our bookkeeping team has a combined 30 plus years of experience, performing outsourced and in-house bookkeeping services using QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online, including customizing the clients books relevant to their respective industries.

tax planning and preparation team

Our tax planning and preparation team brings 50 plus years of tax experience for individuals, businesses and not-for-profit entities, as well as estate and succession planning. We also represent you in case of IRS audits and assist you with non-filed returns, back taxes owed, payroll tax problems, IRS liens and levies, wage garnishments and IRS seizures, among other tax related matters.