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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, Stees, Walker & Company LLP has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Stees, Walker & Company LLP is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Stees, Walker & Company LLP is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Stees, Walker & Company LLP receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

LAURA STEES

Laura A. Stees is a CPA, partner and business strategist with Stees, Walker & Company LLP. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Her specialty is helping business owners gain control and direction for their organizations, while improving their profit potential and business growth. A passionate real estate investor, her personal and professional expertise in the real estate investment arena is a perfect match for her clients who are focused on charting their course for financial success through real estate investing.

Stees is founder of Golden Compass Wealth Advisors, LLC; founder of the Golden Goose Foundation; a Laureate Member in Wealth Strategies with the Southern California Institute; a graduate of the Poway Community Leadership Institute; a past President of the Rotary Club of Poway; and a past Treasurer of the Blue Sky Community Foundation in Poway.

MARNI WALKER

Marni Walker is a CPA and partner at Stees, Walker & Company LLP. Marni has more than 12 years of experience in tax preparation and accounting for individuals, small businesses, estates and trusts. She develops quality client relationships and consults with clients on business management services.

She spent a decade with San Diego-based Cobb, Stees & Company, LLP, before it merged with Kellogg & Andelson in November 2011. Prior to working in a CPA office, Marni spent five years in the banking industry.

Marni earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2007 and is licensed to practice in California. Marni is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She served on the Board at Palomar College as treasurer, from 2005 to 2011. Marni lives in Carlsbad, Calif., with her husband and two boys, and enjoys playing and watching all sporting events – especially baseball, softball, football and soccer.