Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Being a relatively small firm, we are able to offer our clients personalized quality service.
BPE&H, An Accountancy Corporation is a boutique firm located in Woodland Hills, specializing in providing a full range of services and expertise to business owners and high net worth individuals. These services include tax preparation, accounting, financial statement preparation, succession planning and other consulting services. BPE&H works closely with its clients to ensure their goals and objectives are consistently being met.
BPE&H has been in business for over 25 years, serving the needs of clients and making a difference in our community. BPE&H takes great pride in providing the highest level of service, in a continually evolving and challenging financial, tax and accounting environment.
We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. Our people is what sets us apart.
"One size cannot fit all. We create highly customized planning strategies to suit each client's life structure and goals." Martin is BPE&H’s managing tax partner specializing in tax aspects of closely-held businesses. You'll find that he has a grasp of the most complex tax issues that would make the majority of other accountants seek outside help. What is tedium for most, comes rather easily for Martin. Martin received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Arizona in 1978 and his CPA Certificate in 1988 from the State of California. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the California Society of CPAs. Developing his tax-smart specialty for the past 16 years, he spent ten years as a tax manager at the company's predecessor firms, Block, Good & Gagerman; Good, Gagerman & Berns; and Block, Plant & Eglin. He has been an owner of BPEF& BB since 1992.
"Round the clock service, if that's what it takes." Problem-solving is a big part of what Scott Eisner does and of what clients need him to do. He takes a proprietary interest in their dealings and has no trouble making himself available 24 hours a day if necessary. It isn't a workaholic syndrome, he insists. "It's a terrific thing when you're into what you're doing and know you can bring help and clarity to some pretty complex, sticky situations". A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accounting, Scott received his Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration with a major in Accounting in 1978 and his California CPA Certificate in 1981. He'd been Senior Accountant with Arthur Anderson & Company before becoming an owner of BPEF&BB in 1989.
Scott Howard received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Cal State University Northridge in 1981 after studying business at UCLA. Following graduation, he went to work at Alder, Green and Hasson in Westwood and was there for 5 years. In 1986, Scott joined his father, Leo Howard in the accounting firm Howard & Howard, CPA, Inc. in Encino where they worked for 25 years. For many years, Howard & Howard, would rely on Block, Plant, Eisner to assist them with projects that were too large for them to handle alone. January 1, 2014 brought the merger of the firms into the newly named form BPE&H, enabling Scott to continue to offer clients one on one service with the knowledge and support of a larger practice. Scott’s clients include many that have been with the Howard’s for over 40 years. This loyalty is due not only to the individual attention that is shown to his clients, but also because of Scott’s availability and attention to detail in all aspects of his business.
Ms. Jacobs is a member of the AICPA and California Society of CPA's with more than 22 years of experience in Public Accounting; primarily in the areas of audit and accounting. Prior to joining BPEFBB in May of 2004 Ms. Jacobs was a partner with the firm of Goren, Marcus, Masino & Jacobs for over 10 years. Ms. Jacobs was admitted as a shareholder of Block, Plant, Eisner, Fiorito & Belak-Berger, January 1, 2008. She has a wide array of industry experience, but her areas of strength include real estate, distribution, construction, service, 401(k) plans and music publishing. Her tax experience is primarily in the area of multi-state corporate and partnership taxation.
Mr. D'Amico functions in all areas of accounting with a specialty in real estate transactions and accounting. Mr. D'Amico received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) in May, 1993. Mr. D'Amico is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been with the firm since 1994 and was admitted as a shareholder of Block, Plant, Eisner, Fiorito & Belak-Berger in 2006.
Robert has 28 years of accounting experience in both the public and private sectors. After receiving his Masters Degree of Taxation from the University of Southern California he began his career with Ernst & Whinney (currently Ernst & Young). His private company experience includes that of controller, chief financial officer, and tax director for a couple of large commercial real estate development/investment companies and a wholesale distribution company.
Contributing to his clients success in any capacity necessary is what Scott Gilmore enjoys in his role as a trusted advisor. Scott takes a personal interest in each of his clients to assure their needs are being met at all times. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of CPA’s, Scott obtained his Bachelor of Science from UCLA in the fields of Business Economics and Accounting. He later was a graduate of the inaugural class at Cal State Northridge in their Masters of Taxation program. Scott has been with BPE&H for over ten years working with a variety of clients, specializing in the field of taxation and in particular, real estate transactions. Scott was admitted as a partner of BPE&H in January of 2015.
Jane Plant knows that good client relationships go beyond the usual call of duty. Her long-tenured clients regard her as an extended member of the family, calling upon her for financial counseling that impacts their business, family and personal decisions. She's not only a keen listener; she's a do-er. Her savvy has kept many a situation from becoming a pitfall, many business decisions from becoming problems. Jane's background prepared her for doing business with high net worth entrepreneurs as surely as a fish is made for swimming. She graduated from Northeastern University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She became the Audit Staff Manager at Laventhol & Horwath, an invaluable five-years which prepared her for her specialty in Auditing and SEC review work. In 1978, she became a shareholder and manager of Block, Good & Gagerman which re-formed to become BPEF&BB, with Jane as a managing partner and owner. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants, holding a CPA Certificate from the State of California.
Happy employees are productive employees. Treating our team well is one the top priorities at BPE&H. We believe in a work environment that is intellectually stimulating and personally satisfying. Our growing client base has created immediate openings for experienced accountants at the semi-senior, senior, manager and senior manager levels.
In addition to contributing to the firm efforts, our team members also gain a sense of community with each other. BPE&H believes in giving back to our community.