Jeremiah K. Murphy, CPAs
Information about our Company's Values and Our Staff
Jeremiah K. Murphy, CPA is a California firm of certified public accountants that offer small and medium size clients advanced solutions to their business and tax compliance and planning situations at a reasonable fee.
Jerry received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland in 1968 and then entered the US Army as a Military Intelligence counter-intelligence special agent. After the Army, he went to work at a local CPA firm in New Jersey and received his Certified Public Accounting designation in 1975. He moved with his wife and children from New Jersey to Fort Bragg in 1976 and opened his office that year. Jerry has volunteered with a number of community organizations over the years, including the Mendocino Coast Sports Foundation and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Bragg. He has also coached youth and high school sports teams.
Our Culture is all about the people we serve and employ. We hire and work with people who are smart, energetic and dedicated to the high standards, goals and values of our organization.
Our values can be summarized in one phrase: “We treat our clients as we ourselves would like to be treated by other professionals”. What this means to you in particular is that we won’t keep you waiting at our office for your appointment; we will return your phone call or email message on the same day, usually within a few hours of your call or message; we will let you know what your fee will be, or at least a good estimation of it, before we begin your work; we will communicate with you in a manner that you can comprehend; and other common sense ways of making you feel as important as you are to us.
Katsiaryna Gregonis, CPA – Head Auditor. Katya has passed the CPA exam in May 2015 and joined the firm a month later. She graduated from Belarusian University of Economics with a bachelor degree in Accounting and a focus on Auditing and Analysis. She has also attended the University of California, Los Angeles for additional education and training in accounting and auditing. Katya had obtained an extensive background in hospitality industry before she joined our firm. Currently she provides financial statement audit, review and compilation, as well as tax return preparation services to our clients.
Andrea Hadik-Barkoczy – Office Manager. Andrea came to us in January 2015 and began as our receptionist and appointment secretary. Her duties have since expanded to office manager, coordinating systems throughout the firm and facilitating the numerous aspects of client services we provide. She received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Dominican University in 1988 as well as earning a California teaching credential a year later. Andrea has donated her time to charitable work helping with 4H clubs and is on the foundation board at Three Rivers Charter School. Andrea, her spouse and her two children live in Fort Bragg.
Lorraine Murphy – Administrative Assistant. Lorraine is usually the first person a client meets when they come into the office and that’s because she’s our receptionist and appointment secretary. Lorraine also assists in putting client tax return packages together and takes care of the phone duties as well as the mail. Lorraine is a former president of the Fort Bragg Soroptimist Club and is on the Club’s board of directors. She is also an avid soccer player (no sitting around looking at games, she wants to get onto the field and play them)! Lorraine has three grown children living around the Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys travelling to see her family and friends.