Our Firm

Enrico & Associates Certified Public Accountants

We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Please take a moment and read more about our peopleour historyour credentials, and our areas of specialization. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information about how we can help you, don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to serve you.

Our People

STEPHEN ENRICO, CPA

Stephen Enrico, CPA, graduated with honors from UCSB in 1993, with majors in economics and accounting. Before starting his own practice in 2000, Steve worked, most notably, for the international public accounting firms of Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP. 

Although he and his firm handle all types of entities, Steve’s area of specialization is in all tax matters relating to businesses and individuals. 

When not busy coaching one of his three son’s baseball or soccer teams, Steve loves to spend time in Mammoth or at the beach with his boys, including his dog Willy.  

senrico@santabarbaracpas.com

FRED GAEDEN, CPA

Fred Gaeden, CPA, graduated from Oregon State University in 1969 with a major in Business Administration.

In 1973, he began working as a staff accountant at the Santa Barbara CPA firm of Guntermann, Ball, Thompson & Cargill.  Fred received his CPA certificate from The California State Board of Accountancy in January, 1977.  In October, 1978, he joined Geiseler and Hill, CPAs, as a senior manager, eventually becoming a partner on July 1, 1979.

From 1979-2006, Fred practiced with the following succeeding professional partnerships:  Hill & Gaeden, CPAs, Hill, Gaeden & Enderby, CPAs, Gaeden & Enderby, CPAs and Fred Gaeden & Company.  He merged his practice with Enrico & Associates in October, 2006 

Fred’s areas of specialization include estate planning, estate tax preparation, trust tax compliance, and trust administration for select clients.  During his career, he has contributed his time working with several local nonprofit organizations including Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara, and the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation.  His hobbies include photography and golf.

fgaeden@santabarbaracpas.com

 JEREMIAH S. WEISS, CPA

Jeremiah has worked for Enrico and Associates for over 14 years.  Although he was born in San Francisco, he grew up in Boston, eventually returned to the west coast, and graduated from UCSB in 2003.  Santa Barbara has been his home for the past 20+ years.

An avid sports fan, he enjoys participating in a variety of sports, travelling, and reading.  Parents of two amazing daughters Cameron "Cami" and Farrah and one amazing son Theodore, Jeremiah and his wife, Julie, also share their home with Stella & Moose two loveable Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

 jweiss@santabarbaracpas.com

GERALD N. LIPONI, CPA

gliponi@santabarbaracpas.com

 

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Our History

In 2000, Steve Enrico partnered with Carla Dobbs, another respected Santa Barbara CPA, in order to continue the practice of Allen Bordofsky, CPA.  The partnership flourished and Steve and Carla eventually spun off their own separate practices.  Steve's being Enrico & Associates. Since then, Enrico & Associates has enjoyed steady growth including the mergers with Fred Gaeden & Co and Jones Wheeler.

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Our Credentials

Members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The California Society of CPAs,  our firm participates in the Peer Review program prescribed by these governing bodies.

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Our Areas of Specialization

Our specialized services include:  strategic tax planning and consulting for individuals, businesses, estates, trusts and nonprofits.  

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