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Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc.

  • 711 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 1000
  • Pacific Park Plaza
  • Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Main Number: 808-942-8868
  • Fax: 808-947-3628
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Gilford M. Sato, CPA

President and Managing Partner
  • Phone: 808-440-7286
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Gil is the President and Managing Partner of Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. (GSA).  Prior to establishing GSA in 1994, Gil worked in various capacities in the audit divisions with two different "Big 8" accounting firms and he was also a partner with one of the largest local firms in Hawaii, primarily in charge of accounting and auditing.  He was also a partner in another local firm prior to forming Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc.  Gil has extensive experience in accounting, auditing, taxes, and management advisory services in various industries, such as the construction, not-for-profit, hospitality, retail/wholesale product and services, and real estate industries.

A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis in accounting, Gil is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Hawaii. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, Hawaii Association of Public Accountants, and a member of the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), an AICPA designation.

Kenji Nakamura, EA

Senior Tax Partner
  • Phone: 808-440-7287
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Kenji is a Tax Partner with Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc.  Prior to joining Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. in 1996, Kenji was a Senior Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen LLC and a member of the Japanese Business Organization (JBO).  Kenji was responsible for developing the tax practice with Japanese clients and coordinating JBO activities with offices in Japan, United States, and foreign countries.  He is responsible for all United States and international taxation and manages many of the firm's foreign clientele.

Kenji has extensive work experience with Japanese companies and investors doing business in Hawaii. He is well known and respected as a trusted international tax advisor in the Japanese community. Kenji has been a regular speaker at tax seminars sponsored by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce for several years and occasionally is invited to the local Japanese speaking radio station to deliver speeches on various tax topics.

Kenji received a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon State College and is a member of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Japan-America Society of Hawaii.

Stanley Sawai, CPA

Audit Engagement Partner
  • Phone: 808-629-7556
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Stan is an Audit Partner with Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc.  Prior to joining Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. in 2015, Stan worked for over 40 years with KPMG LLP servicing the hospitality, real estate, insurance, financial services, and retail/wholesale services industries.  Stan has significant experience in review and compilation engagements working with various basis of accounting as well auditing financial statements, employee benefit plans, and performing operational and compliance auditing.

Stan is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis in accounting.  Stan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hawaii Society of CPAs, Japan-America Society of Hawaii, Akihito Scholarship Foundation.

Joanne Hoe, CPA

Tax Partner
  • Phone: 808-629-7536
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Joanne is a Tax Partner with Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc.  Prior to joining Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. in 2008, Joanne worked in various capacities in public accounting for over 25 years with KMH, LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP.  Joanne has extensive experience providing tax services to small businesses and their owners with focuses in the areas of corporate and flow-through entities, including partnerships, S corporations, and limited liability companies, with an emphasis in real estate.

Joanne is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a emphasis in accounting. Joanne is a licensed CPA in the State of Hawaii and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is the Treasurer for the Volunteer Legal Services of Hawaii.

Mika Yoshimura, CPA

Audit Partner
  • Phone: 808-629-7567
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Mika is an Audit Partner with Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc.  Prior to joining Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. in February 2016, Mika worked in various capacities in public accounting as well as corporate finance field for over 20 years including with KPMG LLP as a Senior Audit Manager and with GE Capital Corporation as Asia Pacific Controller.  Mika has extensive auditing, consulting, and corporate finance experience in various industries including financial services, real estate, hospitality, construction, manufacturing and distribution, and IT and entertainment.

Mika is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Masters of Science in Accountancy.  Mika is a licensed CPA in the State of California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Rodney Nakayama, CPA

Principal
  • Phone: 808-629-7534
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Rodney has over 40 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and tax services in various industries and has been with the firm since 1994. He began his accounting career in 1980 with Shigeji Sato & Company and for several years was Controller for a county club.

Rodney is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with emphasis in accounting.  Rodney is a licensed CPA in the State of Hawaii and is a member of the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Keiko Miyakoda

Manager
  • Phone: 808-629-7538
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Keiko has over 25 years of experience as an accountant and has been with Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. since the firm was established in 1994.  As a native Japaness speaker and with her extensive background in accounting and administrative services, Keiko is responsible for overseeing most of the Japanese small sized companies who opperate in the United States.