Ani Zadorian, CPA

Senior Manager

The JLK Rosenberger Goal Digger

Minimizing the drawn-out, painful audit process has made Ani a client favorite. She has a knack for sniffing out issues, especially on engagements, partly due to her experience but also because of her heightened intuition (some call it a gut feeling).

Ani was a finalist for CalCPA’s 2017 Women to Watch awards and was recognized as a Rising Star by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Women’s Council in 2018.

Areas of Expertise

Ani has over 12 years of public accounting experience, which includes audits of insurance entities’ financial statements prepared on both statutory and generally accepted accounting principles bases. Her audit clients consist primarily of privately-held personal lines carriers writing homeowners and private passenger auto physical damage and liability. She also manages the audit of an SEC registrant insurer writing commercial multiple peril and commercial automobile risks. In addition, she audits employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations.

Ani launched and champions JLK Rosenberger’s women’s initiative program known as WomenLead. This program provides a platform for women at the firm to collaborate and participate in various projects and events within the firm and with women leaders in our community. Ani also leads the firm’s on-campus professional recruiting program and JLK Rosenberger’s Audit 500, a three-day workshop exposing university accounting students to public accounting through a mock audit simulation.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)
  • Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA)

More About Ani

Ani started her career with a national firm where she gained experience auditing various industries, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, hospitality, online marketing entities, just to name a few.

  • California State University, Northridge – B.S. in Accountancy.

Futbal or football? 
Futbal. It’s the only sport I enjoy watching, especially as a family. It reminds me of my childhood, watching the World Cup with my father. Although, I do like watching the halftime show of football, if that counts.

Chocolate or vanilla? 
Vanilla, especially topped with an espresso (Affogato).

Advice for aspiring CPAs: 
Soon after graduating, make passing the exam your priority. Eat, breathe, and sleep the exams until you have completed them. Practice, practice, practice exam questions, BUT try not to overthink the questions so you confuse yourself.

Your superpower:
I’m Mom. What’s your superpower?

Heroes: 
My parents. I admire their bravery for leaving behind their family at a young age, with two little girls, and moving to a foreign country, the US, in hopes to provide them better opportunities in life.

Least favorite word: 
Can’t. I first cringe. Then anger takes over me before I start challenging the person as to why “I can’t…” or “He/she can’t…”