Who We Are
We are People Who Roll Up Their Sleeves and Get The Job Done.
The professional services you receive are only as good as the people who provide them and the level of effort they put forward.
At Velin & Associates, Inc., our people have the direct personal and professional experience our clients need.
What sets our firm and people apart is the amount of effort and care we provide to each of our clients. At Dmitriy Velin, CPA, it is our mission to match and treat our clients with personal attention and appreciation of their livelihood. Our firm’s growth is reflected through the success of our clients. This is why we view our clients’ success an integral part of our firm.
Dmitriy Velin, CPA
Dmitriy’s many years experience as a public accountant, working with both individuals and businesses from high net-worth and celebrity clients to everyday Californians give him the breadth of knowledge for a wide variety of accounting needs. Dmitriy’s specialties include tax compliance and planning for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. His specific areas of tax expertise include professional corporations, real estate, the entertainment industry, construction and development, retirement and estate planning.
His personal approach is to work toward each client’s financial goals through careful, insightful and individual attention to their specific needs with both mutual trust and respect. Dmitriy attributes his many successes to his strong dedication to constantly learn new ways to maximize benefits to his clients. He enjoys helping people achieve their goals and realize their dreams in their personal and business financial endeavors.
Dmitriy graduated with Honors from UC Santa Barbara in 2004 with a BSc. in Business Economics and Slavic Languages. He holds a CPA license in California and continues his education through the California Soceity of Certified Public Accountants. He resides in Los Angeles California and enjoyes spending time with family, travelling, playing tennis, soccer and golf.
Taffia Barrett Kennedy, EA
Taffy has been a tax preparer for over 25 years and has prepared over 7,000 tax returns. For the last 20 years she has specialized in more complex returns including fiduciaries, international taxation, non-profits as well as corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. She is an expert in tax research and representing clients before the IRS. In addition to tax justice, she has a passion for protecting the environment. Before she became an income tax preparer she was a real-property appraiser and deputy assessor for the Los Angeles County Assessor. This experience comes in handy for Velin & Associates in for completing property tax forms and all aspects of income taxation involving real estate. When Taffy is not traveling, you will rarely see her without her faithful chihuahua, Napoleon.
Anna Stefinova, EA.
Anna has worked in accounting and tax preparation over 10 years. She has vast experience in Real Estate accounting and real estate management. Anna’s experience with small and medium size businesses speaks for itself. While working for Velin & Associates, Inc. Anna has worked with a wide spectrum of clients and has helped clients over the years grow their businesses. Some of her clients have been with her for since their business inception. She helps Velin & Associates, manage accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation for medical clinics, pharmacy’s, moving companies, professional corporations and real estate partnerships. Anna also manages other staff in the office. Anna has a wonderful husband and a beautiful and smart daughter, who is her pride and joy. When she is not busy helping Velin & Associates, Inc. clients save money, she enjoys traveling together with her husband.ssociates, Inc. clients save money, she enjoys traveling together with her husband.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
An expert at their service; Dmitry always has the answer to any question I have. The environment is very professional but still welcoming. This is the only company I will use, I highly recommend them if you are looking for professional advice and someone you can trust.
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Dmitriy takes time to understand your exact situation. Then patiently explains all of your options, the pros and cons of even the minutest decision. He is an expert in his field and a gentleman. You can tell he truly cares. With something as important as taxes I'm lucky to have Velin and Associates on my side.
Beverly Hills, CA
Great service! With late hours that fit my busy schedule, it's the place for me :)
Just finished another year of corporate and personal taxes....
Thanks Velin and Associates.... best accountant ever!
Los Angeles, CA
8159 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 200, West Hollywood, CA 90046.