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COVID-19's Impact on Business and Finance

Public Health and governmental actions are being announced at a rapid pace, and many of the decisions have major potential economic impact on our businesses.

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A Northern California Bay Area Accounting Firm

RINA is a regional full service accounting and consulting firm with offices located in San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut Creek, California as well as Bellingham, Washington. RINA serves closely-held businesses and their owners, high net worth individuals and families, and many not-for-profit organizations and private foundations. RINA is one of the leading independent accounting firms in Northern California and among the largest in the Greater Bay Area. 

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Not-For-Profit

At RINA, we believe in helping those who help others. 

We are proud that, for over 70 years, serving the not-for-profit industry has been a primary focus for our firm. We provide not-for-profit tax services, accounting services and management consulting services to community-based and other not-for-profit organizations throughout Northern California. 

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International
Tax Services

Our Global Accounting Network, Your Local Contact in the World

We believe it is important to approach the tax aspects of your business not only from the point of view of meeting statutory requirements but also with a continuous effort to advise you on the most advantageous techniques available to address your unique cross border and international tax needs. 

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Closely-Held

At RINA, we understand that business owners and entrepreneurs face many pressures.

Whether you are just starting a new business, acquiring another business, or improving the one you have — you can look to RINA for hands-on experience and expertise.

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Real Estate

RINA’s team of real estate tax experts are simply exceptional at what they do. 

Here’s the real proof.  At RINA, we currently serve more than 250 clients in such diverse specialties as commercial and residential real estate brokerage, property ownership, real estate management, real estate investment, real estate development, construction, and contracting.

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July Status of RINA Operations

Dear Clients and Friends,
 
Tom Neff, Managing PartnerWe appreciate the many comments and communications we have shared together during this COVID-19 crisis. We wish that you, your families, and your businesses are well and strong.

We have worked with many of you to navigate the government programs and the economic realities. We hope we have helped.

As the counties begin lifting restrictions on movements and operations, we wanted to let you know RINA’s plans.

On June 15th, RINA started allowing a small number of staff to work in the firm’s offices. Only staff who ask to work in the RINA office instead of remotely will be scheduled into the offices. Employees will wear masks in the offices and there will be social distancing, hygiene, and contact logging procedures in place. 

We are still not meeting face-to-face with clients. We are not ready to welcome clients in our offices or to visit them at their sites.

Ideally, our interactions together should be via electronic transfer, email, phone, and Zoom. We have collaboration tools in place to facilitate a secure, 100%-electronic interchange. Please call or email your firm contact if you have questions about using these tools.

As we announced in March, we will limit our physical interactions to comply with the instructions of the government and medical experts. This means that clients who previously received hard-copy financial statements and/or tax returns will now receive electronic copies.  Additionally, we are asking that clients who have traditionally provided us with original documents via hard copy instead provide us with electronic copies.

If a physical item must be shared, we encourage you to mail documents and allow us to mail items to you. However, if you need to drop something off or pick something up, please make advance arrangements by phone, and our staff will meet you at the front door to transfer the materials. 

We will normalize our operating procedures when it is safe to do so for our families, communities, clients, and ourselves. We thank you for adapting with us to the COVID-19 “normal”. 

If we can be of help in anyway, professionally or personally, please reach out.  We are here to be of service.
 
Sincerely,

Thomas Neff
Managing Partner

Recent COVID-19 Related Resources

Please check our COVID-19 Resource page for a comprehensive list of RINA's alerts, articles, FAQs, services, videos, and webinars!

Here is some helpful information that has been posted recently.
 

RINA Accountants & Advisors wants to be a source of business and financial information that will help you and your business weather the stresses caused by the COVID-19 virus and the efforts to contain it.

We won't tell you how long to wash your hands or any personal health and hygene tips. That's not our area of expertise.

Instead, our accounting professionals are closely monitoring government actions and public decisions that may affect you. We will post news that may be useful to you throughout these difficult times. Please check out our alerts and essays as we add them to this site. This situation is very fluid, and we will be updating our resource list frequently.

Please reach out to us if we can help in any way. We want to be of service.

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    Events

    Learn about our upcoming seminars and events, and review our recent activities. RINA provides frequent real estate advice seminars, not-for-profit roundtables, and other informational seminars and events with our trusted professional advisors.

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    RINA 2020 Ask the Real Estate Experts

    Zoom in on August 19th for our annual Real Estate "Ask the Experts" event featuring Mary Cunningham and Teresa Flugel of CDEC, Ray Evans of RINA, and Roshan Weeramantry of RINA Wealth Management Services.

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    Free Webinar Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 with the latest ways to help you maximize the benefits of your Paycheck Protection Program loan.

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    Join us for a Zoom discussion of how the COVID-19 crisis has affected commercial and residential real estate. Thursday, May 14 from 10 -11:15 am

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    At RINA, we’re looking for accountants who want to go beyond a CPA certificate–who display innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. RINA people seek out early client contact, and strive to establish rapport and learn each client’s business.

    Because client profitability and growth is our goal, we’re committed to developing well-rounded individuals who will eagerly accept any business challenge.

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