About Our Team

C&D is a team of certified public accountants and advisors located on California’s Central Coast. Our team works with a wide variety of organizations and individuals from Santa Barbara to Napa to Los Angeles and beyond. No matter where you are, our accountants are committed to giving you timely and profitable advice when you need it most.

Founded in Solvang in 1966.

Our firm was founded in Solvang in 1966 by Richard Christensen. In the beginning, the firm specialized in agricultural businesses ranging from vineyards to cattle and horse operations. As the winery market grew, so did C&D. The firm branched into estates and trusts as well as real estate in the 80s.

Financial Guidance for the Future.

C&D has grown from a team of 3 to 35, and we have expanded to service estates and trusts, real estate, and vineyards and wineries in addition to our management and core CPA services. Today, we are one of the largest CPA firms on the Central Coast with services well beyond the traditional scope of other practitioners.

C&D offers financial guidance for your present and your future so you’re never left in the dark.

Staying Current.

The accounting world is constantly changing. With laws and regulations updating annually, C&D is here to be your trusted advisor and friend through the years. Our team of certified public accountants exercise transparency, experience, and a deep understanding of evolving policies to ensure your satisfaction.

Forbes 2022 America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms

America’s Best Accounting Firm 2021, 2022.
C&D is especially pleased to have been recognized for both the Tax and Accounting categories.

Best Accounting and Tax Service

(Best of the Valley)
Santa Ynez Valley News, 2019, 2020

Central Coast Best Places to Work

Pacific Coast Business Times, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Best Accounting and Tax Service and Best Financial Planners

(Best of the Valley)
Santa Ynez Valley News, 2017, 2018, 2021

CalCPA Top 150 Firms

California Society of CPAs, 2017

Best Financial Planners/CPAs

(Best of the Valley)
Santa Ynez Valley News, 2016

Inside Public Accounting

Top 500 Firms 2022
Top 400 Firms 2019, 2020
Best of the Best Firm 2018

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