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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 highly experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) based in San Mateo, California, with over 20 years of experience advising wealthy clients and entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Silicon Valley area. He holds a BS and MS in Economics and Management from the University of Reims in France, with a focus on accounting and finance. He also earned a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

With over a decade of experience working in San Francisco and Silicon Valley accounting firms, Karifa eventually founded Diawara & Associates, CPAs, P.C., a California accountancy corporation. He has held leadership roles in numerous not-for-profit organizations, serving as director and chairman of finance and audit committees.

Karifa has extensive expertise in international tax planning and compliance for multinational companies, US citizens living abroad and foreign nationals living in the United States. He is an active member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In addition to his professional accomplishments, Karifa is a polyglot and has lived in five countries.

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