Maurer, Gittings & Graf, LLP is a Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in CA. All active partners hold valid CA State CPA Certificates.

Managing Partner:

Jarin R. Maurer, CPA, MBT

Jarin is a Certified Public Accountant and managing partner of Maurer, Gittings & Graf, LLP.  Jarin has built a distinguished career as one of the region's leading tax consultants with extensive, broad-based expertise in private and multi-state companies.   After more than a decade of experience with two TOP 100 regional accounting firms, Jarin launched his own firm in 2012.  In addition to corporate, partnership and individual tax compliance and planning, Jarin has extensive knowledge in the implementation and utilization of various federal, state and local tax credits and incentives.

Jarin's past experience includes corporate tax reduction strategies, multi-state tax minimization planning, entity choice decisions and advising clients on various real estate and other major tax transactional issues.  Jarin has extensive experience in working with high net-worth individuals and has focused his practice on wealth preservation for his clients through cutting edge practical tax planning.  Jarin has helped his clients document and claim millions of various federal and state tax credits for his clients.

Previously to managing Maurer, Gittings & Graf, LLP, Jarin's past experience includes working as a senior accountant with a large top 100 CPA firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California.   In 2006, Jarin signed with another top 100 CPA firm and worked in their tax department as a senior manager.  While working with these firms, Jarin was extensively involved in the partnership and corporate tax practice in industries ranging from manufacturing, service, distribution, retail and real estate. 

Jarin graduated from California State University Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and obtained his Master's in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California with high honors.  Jarin is currently a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Jarin is also a member of Marshall Partners from the University of Southern California.

Jarin's interest include cycling, basketball, playing the guitar and piano and spending time with his family.


Accounting Services Partner:

Rhea Leigh Graf, CPA

Rhea Leigh Graf has over twenty five years of experience in public accounting.  Her emphasis has been on accounting services for closely-held, owner managed businesses.  Until May 1996, she was an Accounting and Auditing Manager in the Irvine, California office of Grant Thornton LLP where she worked with a variety of business clients, including manufacturing, distribution, professional service companies, transportation and not-for-profit organizations.  Rhea Leigh provides accounting services and attest services including preparation of audited, reviewed and compiled financial statements.  In May 1996, she left Grant Thornton to work as a partner with Maurer, Gittings & Graf, LLP (formerly known as Gittings & Graf, LLP).

Rhea Leigh graduated from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting.  Her professional affiliations include memberships in the American institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Society of Woman Accountants.  She has also served as volunteer accountant for Southern Area Foster Care Effort, a not-for-profit organization providing education and assistance to foster families and their children, and she currently acts as treasurer for the Kiwanis Club of Costa Mesa. 

In early 2015, Gittings & Graf, LLP merged with Maurer & Associates LLP and Rhea Leigh joined the firm as Accounting Services Partner under the new company Maurer, Gittings & Graf, LLP.