Is working in an office environment that’s conducive to bringing out the best in you something you’re looking for? Do you want to thrive within a place voted as an Inside Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm and where the Pacific Coast Business Times considers being one of the best places to work in the Central Coast?

If so, C&D is searching for a passionate and qualified Senior Associate, CPA specializing in Estates & Trusts to join our team.

Founded over 50 years ago, we’re a well-established accounting firm located on the Central Coast of California. Since expanding our tax solution services from local agricultural businesses to also include real estate, trusts, and estates, our team has blossomed into a core group of 35 incredible tax professionals. Our comprehensive solutions span from tax and audit services to bookkeeping and business management that goes beyond the call of duty.  

The ideal candidate will have exceptional expertise in the following areas:

  • Individual tax
  • Fiduciary tax
  • Fiduciary accounting
  • Estate tax returns
  • Multi-State estate tax
  • Estate Planning

You’ll also be responsible for handling estate and trust engagements and fostering client relationships.  We will also have you going the extra mile to provide unwavering leadership to the other staff members on your team.


  • Five to seven years of complex tax experience within a public accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience with CPA license required; Masters degree is a plus
  • Proficiency in individual, fiduciary, and estate tax
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Highly motivated and passionate a must

We believe that the environment we do our work in is essential to inspiring exceptional results. That’s why our Santa Ynez Valley location and appealing work atmosphere continues to invigorate our employees while we offer a salary and benefits package that’s competitive. This includes health insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and bonus plan. Our work hard, play hard mentality offers an ideal work-life balance and is why C&D is considered one of the best places to work in the Central Coast year after year.

If you’re looking to thrive in a work environment that will continue to challenge you to become the best version of yourself while contributing to an exceptional team, please apply through BambooHR HERE.   

Confidentiality guaranteed.

Want to get to know us better?

If you’re interested in learning more about what a potential career looks like working with C&D, feel free to pass along a message to our recruiting office and discover more today.