Sandra Valencia, CPA

Manager

Sandra does more than wrangle numbers on tax forms, she clearly communicates opportunities to business owners anxious to save money on taxes.

Areas of Expertise

With 16 years of tax planning and preparation experience, Sandra brings the human touch to a regulatory filing. She is known for finding practical, uncommon financial solutions for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits.

As the child of an immigrant, Sandra gives back to her community. She serves as an ambassador for the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County Central Coast, devoting significant time helping kids, especially those who are disadvantaged, to reach their full potential.

Membership & Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Southern California Chapter (ABC)

More About Sandra

Sandra spent 15 years preparing tax returns for individuals, businesses and nonprofits at public accounting firms.

Cal State Fullerton, Bachelor’s Degree

Futbal or Football?
Futbal

Coke or Pepsi?
Coke

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate, milk chocolate. 

Favorite Vacation?
My trip to Germany, the Czech Republic (I loved Prague!), and Croatia. I savored seeing the Adriatic Sea every morning.

Advice for aspiring CPAs
If you want to become a CPA, knock off the exam as soon as you can. You’re still in student mode even when you start your first job, so do it the first year.

Heroes
My dad and my maternal grandmother, Chavela.

What is a little-known fact about you?
I love music and dance. Though I listen to a variety of music from Latin to Middle Eastern music, I’m more of a hip-hop kind of girl. I love rocking out to my beloved, Tupac Shakur, the rapper, while I work.