Rachel Wright, MST, CPA, is founder and owner of Wright Accounting Services, an accounting, tax, and advisory firm located in Los Angeles, CA. Rachel’s passion is making complicated tax issues simple to understand for business owners, as well as navigating the tax landscape to find the best solutions for her clients. She enjoys helping clients elevate their businesses and gain confidence that their financial side is being handled so they can focus on operations and sales.
Some of the more recent client projects of Rachel’s include acting as CFO and controller for many small to medium sized businesses, handling tax audits, and setting up complex books for commercial real estate developers to track transactions across various divisions.
Prior to starting her own firm, Rachel headed the finance and accounting department of a fast-growing manufacturing company. She has vast experience in the real estate development industry, from architecture to construction to management, building accounting departments and creating internal controls for fast-growing entities. Rachel has also worked with clients on several tax audits with various federal and state agencies. In 2019, Rachel became a founding partner in AB FinWright LLP, a merger between her firm and Abraham Finberg and Associates, Inc.
Rachel has a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and is currently pursuing her Masters Certification in International Taxation. Rachel is a horse enthusiast and loves riding dressage with her 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood. She also enjoys reading Victorian-era novels, and traveling with her family.
Rachel is a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success.
Melissa Walters is a Staff Accountant and Administrative Assistant at Wright Accounting Services. A client-oriented and results-driven individual, Melissa loves seeing jobs from start to finish and feels especially rewarded by clients’ happiness when they admire the finished product and end results. She is responsible for responding to client inquiries, e-filing, sending out tax returns, and sending out organizers to obtain any necessary client information. She truly enjoys gaining more experience and knowledge each day she spends helping her clients and working with other members of the Wright Accounting Services team.
Melissa has a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration from El Camino college. She is also a certified bookkeeper and office clerk.
When she’s not busy with work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and loves the great outdoors. She often finds herself hiking, exploring new places, relaxing on the beach, and travelling to various destinations. She’s also a huge fan of music, dancing, and horror movies.