Clients who work with our firm regard the HBLA team of professionals as a strategic partner in achieving their goals.

Partners

DAVID B. LANG

CPA and MBT

Managing Partner/Director of Tax Services, has expertise in the areas of individual, corporate, partnership, and fiduciary taxation. He services clients in professional services, health care, real estate, engineering and construction, consulting, and a variety of other high-growth closely-held businesses.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Tax Section
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Orange County Community College District, Trustee
  • American Jewish Committee – Orange County Chapter, Past President & Board Member
  • Treasurer, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County
  • Board of Directors, Orange Coast Estate Planning Council

Education

  • BS, Accounting, Penn State University
  • MBT, University of Southern California

(949) 833-2815 ext.213
David@hbla.com

LARRY S. GESELOWITZ

CPA

Partner/Director of Audit Services, with more than 30 years of experience, Larry has worked extensively with privately owned business clients in a variety of industries. As Director of Audit and Accounting Services, he is responsible for monitoring all audit, review and compilation services performed by the firm.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Board of Directors, Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Education

  • BCom, Accounting, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hons.B.Acc, University of South Africa, South Africa.

(949) 833-2815 ext.231
larryg@hbla.com

PAUL A. CASTILLO

CPA

Audit Partner, has over thirteen years of experience in public accounting. He manages the daily operations of the Auditing and Accounting department, is responsible for training and mentoring of staff, and supervises audit, review and compilation assignments for HBLA’s clients in the manufacturing, service, not-for-profit, information technology, and other industries.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BA, Accounting, California State University, Sacramento

(949) 833-2815 ext.229
paul@hbla.com

DOV LAZARUS

CPA

Audit Partner, Dov has expertise in the areas of audits, valuations, business appraisals, compilations, and reviews. His experience includes over 7 years with Price Waterhouse conducting audits for small to medium-sized businesses and large corporate clients, evaluating internal controls and accounting systems. Dov also successfully owned and operated a multi-million dollar business for 11 years before joining HBLA.

Professional Affiliations

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BCom, Accounting, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Hons.B.Acc, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

(949) 833-2815 ext.245
dov@hbla.com

JONATHAN P. SCHUBERT

CPA and MST

Tax Partner, Jon has over 16 years of experience in public accounting. He provides tax planning and compliance services for HBLA clients. He has extensive experience in consolidated multi-state corporations, high net worth individuals, family-owned businesses, and partnerships. Jon’s background includes providing services for clients in healthcare, real estate, construction, and manufacturing.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BS, Accounting, University of Southern California
  • MST, Golden Gate University

(949) 833-2815 ext.227
jonathan@hbla.com

VICTOR K. HAUSMANINGER

CPA

Founding Partner, Vic immigrated with his parents to Orange County from Austria, and has spent his entire career as a certified public accountant, serving as Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche. In 1985, he formed HBLA where he re-engineered his “big 4” experience and standards and offered accounting services to privately owned businesses and their owners at reasonable rates. Vic’s background includes extensive experience in professional service corporations, manufacturing, high technology, real estate, financial institutions, construction, and distribution.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • YMCA of Orange County, Director
  • International Bible Society, Director
  • Mihaylo College of Business, Cal State Fullerton, Executive Council

Education

  • BS, Accounting, California State University, Fullerton businesses.

(949) 833-2815 ext.216
vic@hbla.com

EDWARD E. BENOE

CPA and MST

Founding Partner, has extensive experience providing audit, tax, and consulting services for ERISA benefit plans, professional services, and nonprofit organizations. Ed is a founding partner of HBLA.

Professional Affiliations

  • Past Chairman, Vice Chairman of Finance, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Past Chairman, Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • Board Member, Catholic Charities of Orange County

Education

  • Bachelors Degree, Accounting, University of St. Thomas
  • Masters of Taxation, Golden Gate University

(949) 833-2815 ext.215
ed@hbla.com

LARRY EVANS

Bookkeeping Manager

Bookkeeping Manager, has over 20 years of accounting experience in all aspects of accounting and tax returns, including owning his own bookkeeping and tax service before joining HBLA. His ability to closely analyze complex business transaction documents, andnaccurately administer accounting principles, has created positive results for our clients. Larry oversees the day-to-day operations of HBLA’s bookkeeping services.

Education

  • BA, Accounting, California State University, Fullerton
  • Quickbooks Pro Advisor

(949) 833-2815 ext. 218
larrye@hbla.com

GINNY FEDRICH, PAFM

Firm Administrator

Ginny is the Firm Administrator of HBLA Certified Public Accountants, Inc. with over 30 years of firm management experience.  Ginny joined her firm, HBLA, in 1989 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm.  She is  involved in facilities management, budgeting, human resources, strategic planning, finance, technology, billing, marketing and vendor management as well as other duties.  Ginny works in unison with the firm’s managing partner and is a member of the firm’s executive team. Along with her firm management responsibilities, Ginny additionally maintains relationships with clients and oversees the management of the accounting/bookkeeping division of the firm.

Ginny is also very active in the CPA community speaking on the topic of firm management at several industry conferences.

Professional Affiliations & Designations

  • Served on the Executive Board of the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)
  • Current member and past Vice President of Orange County Chapter Association of the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA)
  • Recipient of the 2012 Association of Accounting Administration’s ACE (Achievement, Commitment, and Excellence) award
  • Ginny holds the designation of PAFM – Professional Accounting Firm Manager

(949) 833-2815 ext.225
ginny@hbla.com

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