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.

Partners & Directors

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...

Audrey Pan

Director, Audit Services

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

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...


Athena Ledbetter

Senior Manager, Compliance

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

Steven La

Audit Manager