Firm Profile

Lemke, Chinen & Tanaka, CPA, Inc. is an organization that traces its origin back to 1943.  Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest level of service and to provide our employees a rewarding place to work of which they can be proud.  

Our firm, as a whole, as well as our professional staff are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the professional group that provides guidance on accounting, auditing and tax issues.  

As members of the AICPA, we are required to undergo a mandatory peer review every three years. Due to our membership in the AICPA’s EBPAQC, our peer reviewer is required to have experience in auditing employee benefit plans.  Our peer reviewer is a member of the AICPA employee benefit panel on peer review engagements.  We have undergone a peer review every three years since it became mandatory in 1989 and have passed all peer reviews.

We are also members in the AICPA’s Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC), a professional organization specializing in employee benefit plans, whose membership is highly recommended by the DOL for firms conducting audits of employee benefit plans.  Our firm and firm partners are also members of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP).

FIRM LEADERSHIP:

  • Fred H. Tanaka, C.P.A.
  • Paul H. Asano, C.P.A.
  • Edwin K. Nitta, C.P.A.
  • Terry A. Takaki, C.P.A.
  • Diane M. Hosokawa, C.P.A.
  • Shanelle Y. Yamamoto, C.P.A.