OAKLAND OFFICE

The Oakland office was established in 1946 by Leo Helzel, an Oakland attorney and CPA, in a small office near 14th and Broadway. The current 475 - 14th Street location is home to twenty staff and is growing.  Brenda Colburn Jemmot serves as head of our Oakland office.

Oakland City Center

475 14th Street
Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: (510) 893-6908

Fax: (510) 873-0977

Oakland City Center

475 14th Street
Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Ph: (510) 893-6908

Fax: (510) 873-0977

< Oakland Office

Howard Zangwill

CPA / Managing Director of Audit and Accounting

Howard Zangwill, CPA is RINA’s Managing Director of Audit and Accounting and is a member of the Firm’s Oakland office.  Howard has over 30 years of experience providing consulting and accounting services to not-for-profit organizations, private companies, and business owners in various industries. As a profitability advisor, Howard works closely with business owners to help them streamline their operations, develop and monitor key performance indicators, and implement financial and operational management techniques. As a tax strategist, Howard assists clients develop and implement tax minimization strategies and financial management techniques to meet their business and financial objectives.  In addition, Howard assists with profit planning and enhancement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet budgeting and forecasting, and his services extend to risk management areas and analyzing the impact of legislation on clients’ businesses.

For many years Howard has been an active member of MGI North America and MGI Worldwide, a global association of independent audit, tax and accounting firms, with more than 5,000 professionals in over 90 countries. With close relationships and access to independent auditors, accountants, tax experts and advisors throughout the United States and around the world, RINA can assist clients establish and grow their businesses locally, regionally, and internationally.   

Howard’s areas of expertise include:  

  • Strategic planning
  • Profit and loss reviews
  • Identifying ways to grow businesses
  • Inventory management
  • Compensation planning
Howard Zangwill is one of the principals of RINA located in Oakland. Fra' Mani has enjoyed an ongoing beneficial relationship with this firm that has serviced our accounting needs since we began operations. I have enjoyed the exchange we have with Howard and his team and their responsiveness to our business needs as we grow. Terms have also been competitive. 

Thomas Garrity
CFO & General Counsel, Fra’Mani Handcrafted Foods

 

Focus
  • Entrepreneur Advisory Services
  • Profit Planning and Enhancement
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Accounting and Auditing
Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail gas stations and truck stops
  • Wholesale oil and gas distribution
  • Franchises
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Wholesalers and Retailers
Howard Zangwill, CPA, Managing Director of Audit and Accounting in the Oakland office.

Howard Zangwill

CPA / Managing Director of Audit and Accounting

Howard Zangwill, CPA is RINA’s Managing Director of Audit and Accounting and is a member of the Firm’s Oakland office.  Howard has over 30 years of experience providing consulting and accounting services to not-for-profit organizations, private companies, and business owners in various industries. As a profitability advisor, Howard works closely with business owners to help them streamline their operations, develop and monitor key performance indicators, and implement financial and operational management techniques. As a tax strategist, Howard assists clients develop and implement tax minimization strategies and financial management techniques to meet their business and financial objectives.  In addition, Howard assists with profit planning and enhancement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet budgeting and forecasting, and his services extend to risk management areas and analyzing the impact of legislation on clients’ businesses.

For many years Howard has been an active member of MGI North America and MGI Worldwide, a global association of independent audit, tax and accounting firms, with more than 5,000 professionals in over 90 countries. With close relationships and access to independent auditors, accountants, tax experts and advisors throughout the United States and around the world, RINA can assist clients establish and grow their businesses locally, regionally, and internationally.   

Howard’s areas of expertise include:  

  • Strategic planning
  • Profit and loss reviews
  • Identifying ways to grow businesses
  • Inventory management
  • Compensation planning
Howard Zangwill is one of the principals of RINA located in Oakland. Fra' Mani has enjoyed an ongoing beneficial relationship with this firm that has serviced our accounting needs since we began operations. I have enjoyed the exchange we have with Howard and his team and their responsiveness to our business needs as we grow. Terms have also been competitive. 

Thomas Garrity
CFO & General Counsel, Fra’Mani Handcrafted Foods

 

Focus
  • Entrepreneur Advisory Services
  • Profit Planning and Enhancement
  • Tax Planning Strategies
  • Accounting and Auditing
Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Retail gas stations and truck stops
  • Wholesale oil and gas distribution
  • Franchises
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Wholesalers and Retailers

Credentials

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, 1982

CPA, License, 1986

Level 5 Certification from Mentor Plus, 2019

Organizations

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Association for Corporate Growth, Member

Vistage International, Member

MGI Worldwide, Member

Personal Insterests

Traveling the world

Learning about new cultures

Playing pickle ball

Hiking and Biking in the East Bay Hills

Spending time with family and friends

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