About Sawin and Kotani CPAs

An accountancy firm that serves Long Beach and beyond.

Our priority at Sawin & Kotani Accountancy Corporation is to provide personalized service to all of our clients. Every business and every individual is unique, so we begin a relationship by developing a comprehensive understanding of a given client’s financial standing. This allows us to delve into specific areas where we can help a client utilize a specific tax credit or take advantage of a particular accounting technique that may not be available to most.

Many other accounting and tax preparation services use enrolled agents to prepare your tax documents and review your accounting records. We ensure a fully trained Certified Public Accountant is in charge of every one of the accounts we manage because we believe our more comprehensive training in accounting practices and tax law will yield greater accuracy and more savings for our clients.

We are proud to be a Long Beach business and are members of the Executives Association of Long Beach. We strongly believe in the superiority of providing local service. An accounting firm headquartered in New York cannot possibly gain the same understanding and provide the same responsiveness that we are able to for our Southern California clients. We live and work in your community and understand the specific accounting and tax issues we all must manage due to our location.

Craig Kotani graduated from USC in 1986 with an Accounting degree. While in school, he worked for Sid Sawin at his accounting firm in Santa Monica. After graduating, he was hired at the new Long Beach location. In 1990, Craig worked as a corporate controller for an electronic manufacturer. In 2002, Sid hired Craig back as an employee and by 2006 made him a partner. Craig specializes in taxes, small business accounting and real estate consulting. 

Craig Kotani, CPA