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About Us

About Our Firm

Diawara & Associates, CPAs, P.C. is a CPA firm founded on a different business model. We only hire professionals with extensive experience. Members of our professional staff have a minimum of 10 years of experience working in their specific areas of expertise. While the quality of our work tops most firms’, our billing rates are substantially lower. We have accomplished this by integrating the latest technologies into our processes to streamline our operations (view our NetClient demo video) . We have reduced our overheads through a comprehensive cost analysis of our business. We have simplified the way we do business - we can help you do the same with your business.

We've learned a lot since we began in this business, and our dedicated, responsive staff is ready to apply that knowledge to your company's growth and success. We look forward to working together with you to achieve the bright financial future you deserve.

About the Founder

Our Team

Karifa Diawara, Founder & Managing Director (650) 320-1782 BS & MS (Economics and Management), MS taxation

Karifa is a CPA licensed in the state of California. He was educated in France, where he received a BS and MS in Economics and Management (with emphasis in accounting and finance) from the University of Reims. He subsequently earned a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He worked with San Francisco Silicon Valley accounting firms as a manager and director for over ten years before founding Diawara & Associates, CPAs, P.C., a California accountancy corporation.

Karifa has served as a director, chairman of the finance and audit committees on numerous boards of directors of not-for-profit organizations. He also has unique experience and expertise with respect to international tax planning concepts for multinational companies, US citizen living abroad and foreign nationals living in the United States.

He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Karifa has lived in five countries and speaks seven languages. He is also a licensed private pilot.

  • Diawara & Associates, CPAs, P.C.
  • 1900 S. Norfolk Street
  • Suite 350
  • San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Telephone: (650) 320-1782