Management

Chaskes Kazdoy is a certified public accounting and business advisory firm whose foundations are built on the unique strengths of its principals.

David Chaskes, CPA

Bachelor of Business Administration
Pace University, New York 
Certified Public Accountant
Member of:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants

David Chaskes began his career in New York in private industry, and then spent nearly a decade in senior and management positions with a large regional, California-based CPA and advisory firm before striking out on his own. In 1994, after managing his own firm for nine years, he joined with his former colleague Steven Kazdoy from the same large regional firm to form Chaskes Kazdoy.

His professional experience includes work with companies and their owners in industries ranging from textiles, apparel, importing and manufacturing to medical practices, services, software development and entertainment. With each client, he’s drawn on his distinctive ability to proactively bring their goals and objectives to life through business consulting, financial reporting and tax strategies. When it comes to actually implementing these strategies within his clients’ organizations, he brings an ability to simplify accounting principles for the layman, making the most complicated financial matters actionable for the business owner.

Whether his role is that of a business consultant, CPA, sounding board or confidante, David is always a trusted resource, an objective advisor and a true champion for his clients’ success.

Steven Kazdoy, CPA

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
California State University, Northridge
Certified Public Accountant
Member of:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Steven Kazdoy is known for his practical, common sense approach to working with closely held companies and their owners. The heart of his practice is providing his clients with the information they need to make informed business choices, and then making sure they understand the financial, tax and other potential consequences of their decisions.

His experience at Chaskes Kazdoy and many years at a large regional CPA firm—the last three as partner—includes working with manufacturers and importers in the apparel, fine jewelry, furniture and retail industries. In addition to providing ongoing business counsel and financial reporting and analysis, he’s especially adept at assisting under-capitalized and seasonal businesses obtain financing and credit lines; communicating with existing and potential lenders the cash flow needs of a business; helping negotiate credit facilities; and assisting clients with the process of buying and selling businesses.

Steven prides himself on his professional relationships, many of them decades long. It’s given him the opportunity to support the owner and the enterprise at every stage within the lifecycle of a business—from seed financing, startup, growth and established phases to expansion, maturity and exit.