Firm profile

Almich & Associates is a Certified Public Accounting and Business Consulting firm headquartered in Lake Forest, California. The firm was formed in 1992 to establish a group of professionals who are focused on the specific needs of organizations involved in postsecondary education.

Since that time, the firm has grown and currently provides accounting, tax and consulting services to a variety of clients in various industries nationwide.

We believe that providing value to our clients is the only way to conduct business. We do this by building a foundation of trust with each client and by fulfilling their unique business and personal needs. We also take great pride in offering large firm expertise, without the large firm fees.


John F. Woll

Managing Partner - Partner in Charge of Audit

Prior to joining Almich & Associates in 1995, Jack was a Senior Manager in Arthur Andersen’s accounting and audit practice...

Joseph Archer

Transaction & Advisory Services Partner

Joe graduated from the California State University, Long Beach in 1996 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting...

James Bermudez

Tax Partner

Prior to joining Almich & Associates, James was employed by Arthur Andersen, initially in the audit department, then...

Linda Cooley

Compliance Partner

Linda joined Almich & Associates in 1992 and has over 30 years’ experience in higher education, including both traditional...

Ryan Malouf

Audit Partner

Ryan graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics...


Audrey Pan

Senior Audit Manager

Audrey graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2005 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Audrey has...

Athena Ledbetter

Compliance Manager

Athena graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 1998 with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology.  Prior...

Lauren O'Leary

Tax Manager

Lauren is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service and has over 11 years of experience in the public accounting...

Steven La

Audit Manager

Rebecca Sanders

Senior Manager

Rebecca graduated from Arizona State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. Rebecca obtained...