Our Team

Main Office

  • 5355 Mira Sorrento Place, Ste 250
  • San Diego, CA 92121
  • Main Number: 858-535-0100
  • Fax: 858-535-1999
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Lawrence Delsen, Managing Partner

CPA
  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 103
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As Managing Partner of Delsen and Company LLP since 1994, Lawrence Delsen has remained a trusted advisor and business leader serving professionals, executives, business owners and investors located throughout the United States and Mexico.

Over the last 20 years while the firm has grown and expanded, Larry has purposefully maintained a boutique firm, guaranteeing his quality of work and complex services his clients have come to rely upon.  These services include sophisticated tax planning for start-up ventures, mature companies, LLC’s, partnerships, “Subchapter S” corporations as well as family businesses.  The practice also handles tax audit and controversy work involving the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board. 

“I really enjoy helping people with their tax and financial matters. I enjoy developing tax saving strategies. And ultimately I enjoy being considered a trusted advisor to our clients.”

Larry received a Bachelor of Science degree fromFairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck NJ in 1976.  

Prior to Delsen & Company LLP, Larry spent 4 years in in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area servicing Wall Street clients in the areas of tax and audit.  Once relocated to San Diego, he worked for a large local CPA firm as a tax supervisor.  He then joined a La Jolla CPA firm earning his way to senior tax partner and resigned to open Delsen & Company LLP.

 

Professional affiliations and or organizations:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Board Member of an NFL Franchise
Home of Guiding Hands Gala Honoree
Past President, Vice President and Treasurer, Jewish Community Centers of San Diego.
Past Board Member Hebrew Homes of San Diego.
Past Board Member Guardians of San Diego. 

Joseph E. Church, CPA

Tax Manager
  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 105
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Joseph E. Church, Tax Manager has remained a valuable team member at Delsen and Company LLP for 14 years.    He continues to represent high net worth individuals and their businesses in tax and accounting matters including tax planning, tax preparation, tax controversy and succession planning.   He has experience working with multi-state and international tax issues as well as estate and trust tax preparation and planning. His broad business knowledge and background has allowed him to work with a wide variety of industries.

Joe earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003.  Prior to Delsen and Company LLP, he spent several years as a Controller for Gafcon, Inc. as well as a Tax Manager for Jones Schiller & Company, LLP.

Joe is a San Diego native. 

Affiliations:
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Ann D. Whited, CPA

  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 107
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Ann D. Whited has been a Certified Public Accountant with Delsen and Company LLP for 7 years.  As a past business owner of an accounting practice in the Sierra Foothills, she truly understands the rewards and challenges associated with business ownership.  Ann is able to impart her first-hand perspective to her clients, supporting them in achieving their desired financial goals in the areas of tax planning and preparation, accounting, Quickbooks and Pro Advisor. 

Ann earned her Bachelors degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.  Upon graduation she worked for several large corporations in both the oil and gas industry and for a public utility.  She and with her husband  relocated to the California Sierra Foothills where they co-owned an accounting practice  where she  assisted clients with taxes, business operations and government contracting for 10 years.  She furthered her accounting career working for a CPA firm in Placerville California, preparing tax returns and assisted small businesses with daily financial activities for 8 years.  After being away from San Diego for 18 years they decided to return to San Diego.

 

Professional affiliations and or organizations:
California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Matthew H. Delsen

  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 109
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Matthew Delsen has been an integral member of the Delsen and Company LLP team for over 8 years.  As a Senior Tax Accountant and Certified Tax Preparer, he handles a range of clients from small start-ups to large companies.   Matthew has  started and run his own successful businesses and brings his first hand business experience to the practice specializing in business consulting, tax preparation, tax planning and compliance.

“To me, accounting is the language of business. As a fluent speaker of the language of business, I have the opportunity to assist my clients in most areas of their business. I love working with people and find satisfaction in helping a client to accomplish their financial goals.”

Matthew earned is BA in Economics from The University of California, San Diego, as well as a Professional Certificate in Accounting from the UCSD Extension program.  He also received his Certified Tax Preparer license.

 

Susan L. Witt

  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 106
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Susan Witt, Accounting Manager has been a vital member of Delsen and Company LLP since it’s inception.  

Susan serves a wide variety of privately held businesses in many industries, including real estate, wholesale, retail, and health care. Her expertise includes tax planning and tax return preparation for corporate and partnership clients.

 

Scott Delsen

Accountant
  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 108
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Jamie Keller

Office Administrator
  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 104
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The office would not run without the dedication and hard work of Jamie Keller, Office Administrator.  Jamie has been with Delsen and Company LLP since its inception - 29 years ago!  Jamie has been an integral part of all client activities, while helping to implement the company’s policies and procedures.  Her administrative responsibilities include payroll, billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and coordinating appointments during the busy tax season.  Jamie provides unparalleled customer service and ensures the office runs smoothly and efficiently.

Professional affiliations and or organizations

Board of Directors Young Actors Theatre

Wendy Johnson

Receptionist
  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 101
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Wendy Johnson is your first point of contact, answering the phone or greeting you and making sure you are comfortable upon entering the office.  Wendy has been the receptionist at Delsen and Company LLP, for the last 7 years.  Wendy also provides administrative support for the office. 

 

William A. Staley

Tax & Accounting Manager
  • Phone: 858-535-0100 ext. 111
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Mr. Staley’s focus includes privately held businesses and their owners in a variety of industries, including service, wholesale, distribution, construction, contractors, manufacturing, and not-for-profit organizations. His expertise includes providing tax planning and compliance to individuals and their closely-held companies—partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations and foundations.

EDUCATION: Oregon College of Education Monmouth, Oregon Bachelor of Science Major: Secondary Teaching - Math

San Diego College of Business Senior Accountant Course

BACKGROUND: After graduating college, spent 4 years in the Navy. 1977 - 2000 Manager at Scott & Cronin LLP 2000 - Present Tax & Accounting Manager with Delsen & Company LLP

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