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First Class CPAs LLP

Irvine, California, Orange County


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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021


First Class CPAs, Irvine, CPA are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. As a firm, we take pride in assuring you the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience, and financial acumen.

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17 customer reviews

25 April 2021

Tax Preparation

Profesional, well organized, and knowledgeable team!

25 April 2021

Tax Preparation

Profesional, well organized, and knowledgeable team!

31 October 2019

John & Gonzalez CPA has been my corporate and personal CPA for over 10 years. I refer everyone to him and will continue to do so with confidence.

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25 February 2019

Great and friendly service. I have out of state taxes that they also do very well. Have been using them for over 5 years without any issues.

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27 November 2018

I contacted John Gonzalez after reading some great reviews online. I met with John directly and he was very thorough in the consultation. His team exceeded my already high expectations with excellent work. I would definitely recommend the Gonzalez team for any accounting or tax related issues! More...

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28 October 2018

Excellent CPA I have used them for several years and they always do good work and they are affordable. Highly recommended.

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29 August 2018


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29 August 2018

Highly recommend Gonzalez CPA and his team. They are very professional. They did a great job with my modification tax requirements.

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30 July 2018

Informative Facebook page. Great informational videos.

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30 July 2018

Hugo went out of his way to consider all the options and give me some really sound advise. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for tax advise.

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30 July 2018

Hard to believe I know, but John Gonzalez is experienced and well knowledge CPA I have ever met !! Professionalism, experience and answers right away make the difference between him and so many others CPA's. Him and his team guide us with our business admin to be successful and enjoy been productive with peace of mind. More...

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30 June 2018

Great experience working With John And staff, been going there for years.

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30 June 2018

Where do we start........ We sent the Gonzalez CPA Group 5 years of unaddressed tax issues. Not only did they communicate directly with the IRS and the State Treasuries, but they did it in a very timely manor, and extremely inexpensive. If you are hounded by tax issues, either the feds or the state, don't look around........use The Gonzalez CPA Group..... We do not work for, or are affiliated with them at all, but we sure do endorse their service. Thank you for your help guys! Barry and Kim More...

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26 May 2018

I’ve been working with John Gonzalez for about two years now. I would have to say that without a doubt, he is one of the most skilled CPAs that I’ve ever worked with. John not only has a great understanding of tax preparation, he also is very good with minimizing my tax liability. The thing I love about John most is that he is passionate about what he does. That passion translates into advice that helps reduce my taxes. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for John and what he does for my company. I would highly recommend Gonzales CPA. More...

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17 June 2017

If you are a business owner you need to consider meeting Hugo Gonzalez and his team. If you are a small business owner YOU NEED THIS FIRM! ! They have by far exceeded my expectations. You will be dealing with competent staff who work efficiently to handle your business and tax needs. More...

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1 May 2017

I worked with John and his team for over 10 years. They've always been up-front, honest and punctual. I had originally come to John after being audited, since we had hired a company promising large returns and they were federally audited (and all their clients). John helped clean up the mess, and continues to be a trusted advisor. I highly recommend their services. More...

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10 February 2017

When we started our business in 2012 and had to run itemized taxes for the first time, we started with H&R Block. After they went into their computer to input our answers to systematic questions, they showed that we owe an additional $6k to the government. I was referred to John and his team from a friend, so we went in for consultation. Instead of just entering info into a computer, John wanted to learn about the business first. His value was clear, he understands small business and how to structure the business and financials to maximize our value. That year we got thousands back because of business write-offs the H&R Block entry clerk never thought to ask about.

We have referred friends to John, and they always come back to me with thanks. We meet with him once a year for tax processing and once a year for business planning. We find him and his team to be honest and reliable, and have utilized his services ever since. Thank you.

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First Class CPAs, Irvine, CPA provides Accounting, Bookkeeping, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation services for Individuals & Businesses. for more detailed services, please visit our website For Individuals: (http://firstclasscpa.com/indservices.php) For Businesses (http://firstclasscpa.com/bizservices.php).

Hiring First Class CPAs, Irvine, CPA, can be a valuable asset to your business, no matter how small, and can provide many benefits at various stages of growth, such as Start-up, Day-to-Day Operations, During periods of growth, during financial hardship and during a time of transition and exit strategy. In addition, an accountant will handle all aspects of tax preparation, such as payroll deductions, financial reports and necessary deductions.

For us at First Class CPAs, Irvine, CPA, it is not a job, it is what we love to do. We help our clients during their most important times in their financial growth and it is important to walk them through all phases of wealth accumulation. The gratification comes at the end of each year when we meet with our clients to review the year-end and see how far our client has progressed with our guidance. we welcome the opportunity to serve you and your future endeavors.

We love working with start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses because they are just like us, they are growing and we want and love helping them achieve their goals, at the same time, we are accomplishing ours. This entrepreneurial ecosystem is quite inspiring.

First Class CPAs, Irvine, CPA is a pro-active CPA, we aim to get you to your financial goals, whether you are embarking on a new business or transitioning to a new job or getting ready for retirement, We always make sure that our clients have the necessary information to make those critical decisions, as you enjoy the fruits of your wealth and making sure the best tax planning has been created so that you can keep more.


As a small business owner you have more important things to do than to keep your own books. We take care of your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.

Each month or quarter we'll do the following things for you...

Reconcile your bank account
Generate an income statement
Generate a balance sheet
Clean up your general ledger
Provide unlimited consultations
These tasks form the solid foundation of your small business accounting system. You can customize the package of services you receive by adding payroll, tax planning, tax preparation, or any of our other services.

Bank Reconciliation

Reconciling your business checking account each month allow us to keep your bank account, accounting, and taxes up-to-date.

Having us reconcile your account each month allows you to...

Identify lost checks, lost deposits and unauthorized wire transactions.
Detect and prevent excess/unjustified bank charges and ensures transactions are posted correctly by your bank.
Detect and prevent embezzlement of funds from within your company.
Know how your business is doing? You can't really know unless all accounts are reconciled and properly accounted for on your financial statement.
Manage your cash more effectively. Proper management of funds not only saves money, it makes money for you.
Protect yourself. By timely reconciling and promptly objecting to your bank about any unauthorized, fraudulent or forged checks presented to your bank and paid by that bank, you can relieve your agency of responsibility for the shortfall and transfer the risk to the bank. This reason to reconcile alone should be enough. Crime exists.
Sleep Better. You will sleep more peacefully at night knowing your bank accounts are reconciled, in balance and that all escrow funds, accounts, checks and disbursed funds are properly accounted for.
Income Statement
An income statement, otherwise known as a profit and loss statement, basically adds an itemized list of all your revenues and subtracts an itemized list of all your expenses to come up with a profit or loss for the period.

An income statement allows you to...

Track revenues and expenses so that you can determine the operating performance of your business.
Determine what areas of your business are over-budget or under-budget.
Identify specific items that are causing unexpected expenditures. Like phone, fax, mail, or supply expenses.
Track dramatic increases in product returns or cost of goods sold as a percentage of sales.
Determine your income tax liability.
Balance Sheet

A balance sheet gives you a snapshot of your business' financial condition at a specific moment in time.

A balance sheet helps you:

quickly get a handle on the financial strength and capabilities of your business
identify and analyze trends, particularly in the area of receivables and payables. For example, if your receivables cycle is lengthening, maybe you can collect your receivables more aggressively
determine if your business is in a position to expand
determine if your business can easily handle the normal financial ebbs and flows of revenues and expenses
determine if you need to take immediate steps to bolster cash reserves
determine if your business has been slowing down payables to forestall an inevitable cash shortage
Balance sheets, along with income statements, are the most basic elements in providing financial reporting to potential lenders such as banks, investors, and vendors who are considering how much credit to grant you.

Maintaining a Clean General Ledger

The general ledger is the core of your company's financial records. These records constitute the central "books" of your system. Since every transaction flows through the general ledger, a problem with your general ledger throws off all your books.

Having us review your general ledger system each month allows us to hunt down any discrepancies such as double billings or any unrecorded payments. Then we'll fix the discrepancies so your books are always accurate and kept in tip top shape.

Unlimited Consultations

We are always available to spend time with you so you fully understand how to interpret and utilize the financial information we provide. Our consultations are already included in our price, so please feel free to call us whenever you have a question or concern.