Firm Profile

Gilford Sato & Associates, CPAs, Inc. was established on May 16, 1994 in the State of Hawaii as an accounting firm. It continues to maintain its good standing as a corporation duly registered to conduct business in Hawaii.

The President/Partner of the corporation is Gilford M. Sato, who has over 33 years of experience in auditing, review and compilation of financial statements, and in taxes and management advisory services. The Tax Partner is Kenji Nakamura, who has extensive international tax work experience with Japanese companies doing business in the United States.

Our firm employs a total of 30 people, 25 of whom are trusted business advisors. We believe our firm is unique in that it has developed from within rather than through mergers or acquisitions. Our clients include numerous small and medium size businesses in a variety of industries requiring compiled, reviewed or audited financial statements, tax planning and preparation and other accounting services, such as bookkeeping, payroll and new business setup.

Our basic philosophy is that services to each client is based on substantive knowledge of and specialization in the services to be provided. Our goal is to provide high-quality and timely service. We also have representative offices in Tokyo, Osaka, San Francisco, and New York. In each office, we have at least one Japanese speaking professional or Japanese national who works closely with Japanese companies and investors in the United States and Japan. Our office has six bilingual professional staff who have served as business advisors to our clients from Japan doing business in Hawaii and their related companies in Japan.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to all of our clients. We take pride in being proactive and assuring our clients that the personal assistance they receive comes from years of experience, training, and financial acumen.