Howard, Kittle & Company CPAs

Litigation Support | Tax Controversy | International Tax
Accounting Services | Tax Compliance & Planning

At Howard, Kittle & Company CPAs -
We do more than just add numbers...
We change people's LIVES!
Howard, Kittle & Company, CPAs, LLC is one of the top accounting firms in Southern California, specializing in tax controversy, litigation support, tax compliance and planning, and accounting services. We're the team you need, fighting to protect your interests, the interests of your partnership, or the interests of your closely-held corporation and its shareholders.

 Tax Controversy

When you're faced with the daunting prospect of a tax audit by the IRS or the State of California (FTB, SBOE, or EDD), having the experience and expertise of Howard, Kittle & Company on your team, will bring you peace of mind and may be just the advantage that you need.

 Litigation Support

We work with some of the most prominent attorneys in the field. Our extensive experience and expertise, providing litigation support, is recognized by the legal community as well as by our colleagues in the accounting profession. We can provide analysis, to establish economic damages, and can provide expert opinions and testimony to the court.

 Tax Compliance & Planning

Howard, Kittle & Company can provide you with tax strategies, designed to help you pay the minimum amount of tax allowed by law. With a full-range of tax services for corporations, partnerships, and individuals, we will work with you to develop creative solutions and strategies, designed to fit your unique situation, no matter how complicated it might be.

 Accounting Services

As members of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, we take a proactive approach to all changes in reporting requirements, and we stay ahead of the curve with changes and standards in the accounting profession.

Our Team of Professionals

Howard, Kittle & Company CPAs Team of Professionals

The firm's highly experienced team of CPAs and professional support staff, bring a diverse array of talents, perspectives, and experience, in tax controversy and white-collar crime issues, to help every client achieve his or her individual goals.

Gary L Howard, CPA, Managing Partner

Gary L Howard, CPA

Managing Partner

Gary Howard is the Managing Partner of Howard, Kittle & Company CPAs, LLP. With over 25 years of experience working with tax controversy and white-collar crime issues, he is recognized as one of the top CPAs in the area serving clients in such matters.

Samantha Kittle, CPA, Partner

Samantha Kittle, CPA


Samantha Kittle is a Partner at Howard, Kittle & Company CPAs, LLP. In her role as partner, she manages the accounting staff, overseeing all facets of each tax and accounting engagement, as well as working extensively in litigation support and tax controversy engagements.

Nika Carter, CPA, Managing Partner

Nika Carter


Nika Carter is a Senior Manager at Howard, Kittle and Company CPAs, LLP. Her responsibilities as Senior Manager include supervising all aspects of each tax and accounting engagement, as well as active involvement in litigation support and tax controversy engagements.

Sarah Noice, CPA

Sarah Noice


Sarah Noice is a CPA at Howard, Kittle and Company CPAs, LLP. Sarah began her career as an accountant at Howard Kittle in 2011. She has progressed to the role of CPA and has completed her licensing as a CPA, completing her post-graduate education at UCLA with a certificate in accounting.

Cristina Hargett, Office Administrator

Cristina Hargett

Office Administrator

Cristina is the Office Administrator at Howard, Kittle and Company CPAs, LLP. Cristina provides invaluable support to all members of the firm and facilitates all aspects of operations and administration.