As a Senior Tax and Accounting Manager at BPSD since August 2017, Talar Pakhchanian’s areas of practice and expertise include taxation from individuals to various business entity types, including trusts and non-profit organizations. She consults clients with federal and state tax compliances, tax-saving opportunities, business transition planning, multi-state filing obligations and tax planning. Talar also works closely with business owners and consults on internal operations, business structures and general business management. She has experience in a wide range of industries, including real-estate and medical industries.
Talar began her accounting career in 2000 as a Staff Accountant in the private sector. She then worked for a few local public accounting firms, garnering experience in a wide range of industries while exponentially increasing her accounting knowledge, responsibilities, and skillset. Before transitioning her focus to taxation, Talar spent the first part of her career as a financial auditor.
Talar’s parents were immigrants to the US and for them having their daughters get a college education was always a priority. “My grandfather was an accountant in his country. In high school, I enjoyed math and was very good in algebra. I was always encouraged by my parents to follow my grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in accounting.”
“For me, this profession is not just about numbers and math. I enjoy the tax law aspect of it – analyzing, researching, and incorporating it into our daily lives as taxes affect so many aspects.”
Outside of work, Talar enjoys spending time and traveling with her two children. “My down time would be anywhere by the water, sand in my toes and the smell of suntan lotion.”
- Loyola Marymount University — Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting – May 2000
Professional Memberships and Certifications
- California Certified Public Accountant Designation – 2009
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – 2020
- California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) – 2020