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Our People & Experinece

Paul L. Schechter, CPA (inactive), MPH, MA is the founder of Financial Harvesting®.   He is a Certified Public Accountant and he has practiced since 1980.  He specializes in the financial & tax operations of privately-held businesses and their owners. He leverages his financial & tax knowledge to to help his clients achieve financial sustainability.  

Paul graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1975 with a B.S. In Public Health and has also completed two masters degrees:  one in Health Care Management from the University Of Illinois Medical Center and the other in Behavioral Arts (Conflict Management) from CSU-Dominguz Hills.   He is Certified as a Mediator by the L.A. County Bar Association. He was previously a Sr. Tax Manager with Ernst & Young where he was a national specialist in partnerships and real estate.  He currently runs the Tax Answer Hotline for CPA's where he provides tax advice (second opinions, research, etc.) to several hundred CPA's. He began his career in the health care audit division of Arthur Andersen & Co. and also worked in their tax-exempt restructuring group.  He has been a Quickbooks ProAdvisor and a Certified Netsuite E-Commerce consultant.  He was previously on the Board of the Century City Chamber Of Commerce and was a Board member of the REC and Westside United Way.  He has taught classes for BH Adult Education in Financial Harvesting® and the Calif. Society of CPA's.

With our community of consultants, we have many years of experience in financial consulting. We have worked with one-person startup companies (from low-tech to high-tech) as well as with numerous large corporations. We have seen the good, the bad and the fuzzy of the workplace. We have also worked within numerous industries so we understand the unique business aspects of your company.  

Has your CFO, CPA or Financial Planner discussed their approach to Financial Sustainability with you?

Perhaps they don't have one.

Financial Harvesting®
"Your Quarterback For Financial Sustainability"  

Financial Harvesting®
221 Main Street, #547
Los Altos, California 94023