We have provided biographies for our senior staff, who work hand-in-hand with our team members. This will give you a better feel for our overall level of experience and expertise, and help you understand our company philosophy, which is deeply rooted in building strong, long-lasting relationships.
Scott J. Weiss, CPA, MST
Scott Weiss is a graduate of California State University – Northridge. He obtained his Masters in Taxation at Golden Gate University. With 30 years of experience, he specializes in advising entrepreneurs engaged in manufacturing, distribution, and real estate, with an emphasis on taxation and business consulting. In his free time, he enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with family.
Mitchell Weiss, CPA
Mitch Weiss is a graduate of UCLA with a Masters degree from the University of Oregon in Human Resource Management. With 30+ years of experience, he specializes in advising small businesses and real estate firms, in all aspects of accounting and taxation, business advisory, and financial planning. Mitch enjoys exercising, traveling and watching all sports and especially supporting UCLA athletics.
James S. Walker, CPA
Jim Walker obtained his accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and began his public accounting career in Wisconsin. He specializes in advising small to middle market enterprises in all aspects of accounting and taxation, and provides business advisory and financial and tax planning services. He has extensive experience in serving the needs of businesses in manufacturing, distribution, mortgage banking, engineering and real estate. In his free time, he enjoys golf and professional and collegiate athletics.
Steven J. Grossinger, CPA
Steven graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in accounting. With 30 years of public accounting experience, Steven serves as managing supervisor and tax manager for Weiss Accountancy Corporation’s professional tax staff. He has an outstanding record representing clients with IRS tax audits and he is particularly meticulous with his attention to deadlines. A spirited sports fan Steven spends his nonworking hours watching a wide range of sporting events and enjoys golf.
Dennis Burbridge, CPA, MST
Dennis joined Weiss Accountancy in 2015 having practiced as a CPA partner/owner for 35 years. He graduated from California State University Northridge and obtained his Masters in Taxation at Golden Gate University. He is a Member of the AICPA and CSCPA. His experience includes taxation of pass through entities, real estate, succession planning, cross-border transactions, litigation support and extensive consulting to closely held businesses. Dennis lives in the Northern California gold country and likes to fly fish, play golf and play guitar.
Catherine Lopez, CPA
Catherine is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara where she obtained her degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting. She works in both the tax and audit & assurance areas and specializes in working with entrepreneurs and their closely held businesses. Catherine enjoys crafting, brunching, and, most importantly, spending time with her family.
Eric Weiss, CPA, MST
Eric is a graduate of University of Michigan, with a Masters in Taxation from CSUN. Eric’s emphasis is on taxation and entrepreneurial business consulting with experience in real estate, apparel and financial investment businesses. Eric enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling and charity work.
Jason Weiss, CPA
Jason is a graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder, with a BS in Accounting. Jason is versed in accounting, audit and taxation, as well as entrepreneurial business consulting with experience in real estate and distribution businesses. Jason enjoys playing and watching sports, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Denise Donovan, CPA
Denise graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Business Administration. With over 20 years of experience, she is able to handle any task, including accounting, auditing, and tax, with clients in construction, real estate, and more. During her time off, Denise likes to entertain, travel, go wine tasting, cook, and cheer on the Boston Red Sox.
Gil Ostrick, CPA, CVA
Gil Ostrick is a graduate from the University of New York with a B.S. in accounting and finance. He is a CPA and CVA with NACVA. Gil specializes in business valuations for IRS compliance in estate & gift tax and other tax considerations, partner/shareholder disputes, buy/sell agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. Outside of the office, Gil is an avid tennis player.
Melinda Altimari, CPA
Melinda graduated with a BA in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara. She has over 15 years of experience, specializing in auditing and accounting, as well as real estate, multi-state taxation and foreign reporting issues. In her spare time, Melinda likes to spend time cooking and entertaining with her two young children.
Steve Post, CPA, MST, CVA
Steve obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from UC Berkeley, and his Masters in Taxation from CSU – Northridge. Additionally, he holds the Certified Valuation Analyst credential from NACVA. He specializes in working with business owners advising on complex tax planning and management decision making, and performs business and entity valuations as part of estate and succession planning. Steve is a fluent in Russian, and enjoys hiking and learning to cook.