Majid M. Zarrinkelk, CPA, CGMA

Tax and Advisory Services Partner

(714) 978-1300, ext. 106

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Majid has over 45 years of audit, tax, consulting and advisory experiences, including 40 years in public accounting. He has seven years of audit experience with KPMG. He formed Zarrinkelk, Kashefipour & Co. CPAs (ZKCO), the first CPA firm in Orange County headed by Iranians, in 1988. ZKCO joined with WNDE in 2017.

Majid’s experience includes testifying at the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands and the Tax Court in Los Angeles, and was part of a legal team before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. He also provided professional services in a case that involved one of the largest tax controversies in Southern California.

Majid lives in Irvine with his wife Sohaila. They have two sons. He enjoys reading, traveling, outdoor activities and engaging in philanthropy.

Expertise:

  • Tax planning and compliance for high net-worth individuals
  • Real estate partnerships
  • Professional services, manufacturing and retail

Education:

  • N.I.O.C. College of Accounting and Financial Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Master of Science, accounting & taxation, 1975
  • CPA Designation: 1987
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Professional Affiliations:

  • AICPA
  • CalCPA

Community Involvement:

  • Treasurer and board member of the Iranian American Scholarship Fund
  • Founder and past president of the Persian-American Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former member of the board of directors of the Orange County Chapter of CalCPA
  • Former treasurer and coach for South Irvine AYSO
  • Supports UCI through the Annual Zarrinkelk Family Fellowship Fund
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