Since 1978, our family-owned practice of third-generation Fresno State alumni has provided tax, accounting, and financial planning services to individuals and business of all sizes.
Irwin L. Keithly, Public Accountant, our firm's founder, purchased a tax practice in 1978. Irwin began working out of a small, quaint, West Avenue location. Then, over the next six years, the practice moved to three different locations.
After graduating from Fresno State in 1981 and subsequently passing the CPA Exam on her first attempt, Mary Ann (Keithly) Stites, Irwin’s youngest daughter, was hired by Arthur Young & Company (Big 8 accounting firm). Mary Ann spent 1982 and 1983 gaining the audit, tax, accounting experience and knowledge necessary to catapult her next business venture. That business venture was joining the family business in 1984. Mary Ann purchased the practice in 1985. She also purchased another public accountant’s practice later that year. In order to further her professional skills and services available to clients, Mary Ann obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1988.
The practice was steadily outgrowing their current location. With growth comes expansion, and that’s exactly what Mary Ann did. Instead of renting or purchasing a building, she decided to purchase land, design, and build her own. The building was constructed in 1991 and we’ve been there ever since. Throughout the years both Irwin and Marjorie Keithly worked tirelessly during tax season. Irwin worked in the office until 1998. Other family members have helped over the years in various capacities. Mary Ann purchased another certified public accountant’s practice in 2004.
We are proud to call the Central Valley home. We are fortunate and forever grateful for our loyal and supportive clients, neighbors, and community. Without their support, trust, and reliance on our firm, we would not have surpassed our 40th anniversary.