Kei began his career in public accounting at HCVT in 2005. He focuses primarily on technology clients, including SaaS, FinTech, and software companies helping to address complex accounting issues such as stock-based compensation, debt and equity transactions, and revenue recognition under ASC 606 relating to software and non-software elements in license and SaaS arrangements. A native Japanese speaker, Kei not only assists in translating audit and tax client matters, he also offers a unique opportunity to help bridge the divide between Japanese technology companies and U.S. accounting and business practices.
In addition to technology, Kei has also provided audit and assurance services to closely-held private companies, professional services organizations, and served clients in the hospitality industry, including hotels and restaurants. His published articles on accounting topics are often cited in other media.
Kei is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.