Andrew Compton, MBA
CEO & CA Licensed Tax Preparer

Prime Accounting Solutions, LLC was founded in March 2008 by Andrew Compton, after several years of tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll, and business management experience.  Andrew is California Licensed Tax Preparer, and holds an MBA in Business Management.  Andrew has assisted many individuals, company owners, and corporate offices with accounting, business management, HR, and consulting projects.

He is a native Los Angeleno with a wide variety of hobbies such as hiking and martial arts where he received a black belt in the Shotokan discipline.  When he’s not working you can find him spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog Reggie.  Taxes can be a bit daunting and Andrew really relaxes the process as an attentive listener with a helpful and solutions-oriented demeanor.

Also, Andrew served as the Treasurer for the Malibu Chamber of Commerce in 2017, and works diligently to promote small businesses within the community.

Valerie Gonzalez
Accounting Manager

Valerie brings many years of bookkeeping, payroll, and sales tax experience, spanning from small non-profits to large corporations. Online marketing, search engine optimization, and web design are some of her other interests.  In her off time Valerie enjoys spending time at the beach with her three boys and husband.

Haleigh Scott
office manager

Haleigh brings several years of Office Administrative experience to our team. She is excited to work with PAS and gain even more skills to help the company continue to grow. She is a huge people person and is always very eager to help. In her spare time, Haleigh enjoys hanging out with family and friends and her passion is cooking.

Carrie Yaple
Accounting Manager

Carrie comes to PAS with a broad spectrum of experience.  She excelled in the service and produce distribution industries; acquiring skills in sales, accounting, and management.  Together she and her husband are successful real-estate investors and retired small business owners.  Having two small children leaves her little free time, but what she does have is used working with her husband on their small remote cabin in Big Sur.

Angie Nishihama, B.S. Liberal Studies
Senior Bookkeeper

Angie brings with her several years of experience in bank management, financial services, and most recently bookkeeping at a small CPA firm. She is excited about the opportunity to broaden her skills working at Prime Accounting Solutions, LLC. In her spare time, she coaches individuals in nutrition, fitness, and health. She enjoys the beautiful days living on the Central Coast with her daughter, son, and husband.

Marina Franjic, B.A. in Business
Senior Bookkeeper

Marina has several years’ experience in bookkeeping and accounting, and is eager to continue learning and growing with PAS.  Her client’s satisfaction is her constant priority, she is a true team player.  Her spare time is spent with her young son and husband

Tina Rau
Staff Bookkeeper

Tina has been in the accounting and bookkeeping field since 1998, working for several large companies in Accounts Payable and general accounting positions. She joins the team with QuickBooks experience gained from previously working for a CPA firm, where she managed bookkeeping accounts for multiple clients. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge and experience at Prime Accounting Solutions. Tina loves learning new things and enjoys the
detective work involved in problem solving. Outside of work, she spends her time exploring around the lake she lives next to with her husband on their horses or boat. She has been a
music fanatic from a very young age and loves going to live shows and finding new music.

William Flores, BA

Born and raised in southern Los Angeles, William brings an extensive background in personal and corporate taxes. Will has several years of experience working for H&R Block and volunteering for AARP.  This has prepared him to continue his exciting journey with Prime Accounting Solutions and expand his knowledge. Will’s patience and willingness to go the extra mile for his clients provides an overall great experience to the intimidating tax process.William also likes to watch all kinds of Los Angeles sports teams, such as the Lakers, Kings, and Dodgers.  He also enjoys spending time wife, along with his fluffy dog named Bjorn.

Joey Duelle

Joey moved to Southern California on a men’s tennis scholarship to compete at the University of Redlands. Joey has several years of experience providing tax and financial planning services at HCVT, LLP to a client list including but not limited too – high net worth individuals, complex flow through entities, as well as a wide variety of estate and business management support. He is a highly enthusiastic about the arts and spends his spare time working as a curatorial assistant and catching as many concerts as possible.

Claudia Nino
Staff Bookkeeper

Claudia has worked in various accounting positions since 2005. Although she earned a bachelor degree in English Literature from Cal State University Northridge in 2012, she had already discovered a knack for bookkeeping and the fundamental financial tasks necessary for businesses to run smoothly. She enjoys organizing and maintaining consistent financial records. Claudia’s favorite pastimes are taking her dog to the beach, exploring the beautiful landscape of southern California, and travelling whenever possible.

Amber Ruiz
Staff Bookkeeper

Amber has been working as a bookkeeper since graduating from the University of South Florida with a BS in Accounting in 2007. With a passion to help people, she is always willing to lend a hand when needed. Being a proud mother of four keeps her busy, but she does find time to try new recipes and is an avid gamer.