Our Firm
Our Firm


We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we strive to provide you with the best possible solutions.

Please take a moment and read more about our peopleour historyour credentials, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.


Our People

James L. Hayes, CPA has accumulated decades of education and experience. Before settling on the Central California Coast, his career began in one of the largest accounting firms in the country. With expertise spanning decades, he is able to provide a broad range of professional services, as well as specializations in nonprofits, homeowners association and special local districts.

The professional staff accountants of James L. Hayes, CPA and Associates are dedicated to providing quality service and expertise inhands

  • Analyzing the substance and details of accounting and tax information
  • Improving financial information accuracy
  • Assisting clients in meeting their external reporting requirements

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Our History

James L. Hayes, CPA began his practice in 1981 on the Central California Coast. Since then he has surrounded himself with an experienced and dedicated team of staff accountants who provide personalized service to individuals and organizations helping them meet their accounting needs. Our experience includes audits and reviews for non-profit organizations, homeowners associations and local government district agencies. 

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Our Credentials

James L. Hayes obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Wichita State University and he is licensed to practice public accounting in the state of California. Accountant James Hayes obtained his certification during his membership in a "Big 8" international CPA firm, and is prepared to assist you in everything from financial audits to budget preparation, from payroll reports to financial compilations. We guarantee you quality performance and reasonable, competitive fees

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Our Areas of Specialization

While James L. Hayes, CPA & Associates specializes in audits and reviews for nonprofits and profit organizations, homeowners associations and local government district agencies, he has also helped thousands of individuals with the preparation of their individual tax returns.

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