Focus. Clarity. Commitment.

Phil Holthouse, Jim Carlin, and John Van Trigt came together to create a firm that was different for their clients and employees — a firm based on technical excellence where the focus is on needs of the client. Our engagement teams are business-focused, and our business model is built on partner access and advice. We use our in-depth institutional knowledge and comprehensive technical skills and deliver value and solutions that help our clients achieve their goals. Clarifying and resolving complex issues is what we do. How we do it is what sets us apart from other CPA firms. What we deliver-value, results, solutions.

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HCVT is the largest, Los Angeles-based public accounting firm and the 33rd largest firm nationally. Founded in 1991, HCVT provides tax, audit, advisory, and business management services to public and closely held companies; high-net-worth individuals and families and their related entities; and family offices. The firm also provides audit and assurance services to privately held companies and employee benefit plan sponsors.

Known for our deep technical skills and ability to address the most complex tax issues associated with partnerships and pass-through entities, HCVT serves clients across a number of industries, including: private equity, real estate, media and entertainment, manufacturing, retail and distribution, technology, healthcare and life sciences, nonprofit organizations, affordable housing and professional services firms. Serving specific industries and market niches allows our team to provide our clients with insights about issues critical to business owners—industry trends and leading practices, changes in accounting regulations and taxation, managing risk, and financing options, to name a few.

Including our headquarters in West Los Angeles, HCVT has nine locations in Southern California (Camarillo, Encino, Glendale, Irvine, Long Beach, Monrovia, Pasadena, and Westlake Village); and offices in Walnut Creek, California; Fort Worth, Texas; Park City, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona.

Our Core Values


Integrity is at the core of everything we do. We hold ourselves to the highest standards to earn the trust of the public, our clients, and our team.


The foundation of our success is working as a team. We utilize the collective strengths of our teams to deliver exceptional service and solutions aligned with their goals.


We deliver excellence. We embrace continuous learning and development of our skills so that, together, we get smarter every year.


We are committed to an inclusive work environment that embraces and respects individuals regardless of their race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

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