Carol Ostroff graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting where she was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi, the honors accounting association at the University. Subsequently she received a Master of Science at University of Southern California. She has over 30 years experience in the field of public accounting.

After graduation from college, Ms. Ostroff was a Senior Accountant with the national firm of Haskins and Sells during which time she specialized in auditing of small businesses and consulting with individuals in the area of income taxation. After obtaining a broad range of experiences at a large public accounting firm and later with a real estate development group, she branched off on her own to open a private practice specializing in business management and taxation. Recently she has developed an additional emphasis in her practice in the area of administration and taxation of estates and trusts in order to assist in the financial situations for an aging population. As well, she works with non-profit corporations performing the annual certified audits required by the groups to obtain the necessary grants from local agencies.

Her offices have been located in Malibu, California and Beverly Hills, California and most recently in Solana Beach, California.

For many years Ms. Ostroff also taught accounting classes to beginning accounting students at two of the California state junior colleges in southern California in a effort to encourage young business majors to consider careers in the field of public accounting.

Active in a multitude of professional and business societies including the California Society of CPA’s, the Women’s Accounting Society of Santa Barbara, and the Montecito Rotary Club, Ms. Ostroff enjoys the continual educational challenges of the ever-changing taxation and accounting profession.