Client Advisory Services

Why Choose RINA 

You are focused on growing your business and serving clients. 

You don't have time to enter debits and credits in a spreadsheet. You do not want to explore why inventory on the balance sheet seems wrong, or analyze trends in the cost of goods sold.

Financial performance is important, but it is not your passion.

You want to focus on delivering exceptional goods and services to your clients and customers.

You may not know what you need in accounting or finance support in order to assist your organization's growth.

At RINA, we sit down and listen to our clients. Then we develop services tailored specifically to focus on your success.

We take a holistic approach. We speak English, not accountant-ese. Our goal is to improve your real-world operations. 

RINA’s Experience

“When we were ramping up to launch the business, we knew that the way we wanted to do business and sell our products would involve an experienced accounting team in the costing of products, creating accounting systems
and to be able to grow with us – especially as our tax situation grew more complex. We interviewed many CPA firms – small, medium and large – and we chose RINA.

We feel that we have accomplished what we set out to with the addition of RINA.”

— Tom Garrity
Director of Finance & Operations
Fra’Mani Handcrafted Foods

For over 75 years, small and medium sized businesses in a wide variety of industries have trusted RINA to provide them with unparalleled tailored accounting, tax and consulting solutions. RINA loves serving our clients, particularly private, closely-held, rapidly growing companies across a spectrum of industries.

RINA's Advisory Services Practice Group works with an extensive range of companies across a wide variety industries:

• Food & Beverage• Not-for-Profit
• Retail & Wholesale• Real Estate
• Construction• Professional Services
• Technology• Hospitality


Our Team

RINA professionals combine practical knowledge with years of experience to provide a level of understanding and service that is unique in the marketplace. We take a team approach to every engagement, ensuring the highest degree of technical knowledge, experience and understanding of current issues and regulatory matters.

Key Professionals

Darcy IllgDarcy Illg, CMA, is Managing Director of RINA’s Advisory Services practice group. She has 20+ years’ experience heading Finance and Business Operations in global high growth companies in roles ranging from Operations Manager to CFO. Darcy holds an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Charles R. SterckCharles Sterck, CPA, is a Principal in RINA's Advisory Services Practice. He has over 40 years of public accounting experience assisting businesses and their owners resolve key organizational challenges and establish operational and financial goals. Charles is experienced in corporate and partnership taxation and has served as an expert witness. He helps owners work ON their business and not IN it!
Ed FaheyEd Fahey, CPA, has served as RINA's President and is a Partner in the Advisory Services practice group. He has served clients in diverse industries for over 35 years and brings a practical approach to addressing accounting and financial challenges. Prior to joining RINA he even spent three years as V.P. Finance of a winery.
Tracy TealeTracy Teale, CPA, is RINA's Chief Financial Officer, Head of the Audit & Accounting Department, and is the Head of the Firm’s San Francisco office. She also serves as the Managing Director of RINA’s Not-For-Profit Practice Group. Prior to joining the Firm, Tracy was the CFO of a not-forprofit organization, and the CFO of a personnel firm.
Geoffrey KulikGeoffrey Kulik, CPA, is a RINA Partner with more than 30 years of public accounting experience. He specializes in helping clients use technology to meet their accounting and business development needs. He frequently works with early adapters of new technologies, such as businesses employing 3D printers, cryptocurrency investors, and entrepreneurs developing paradigm-shifting methodologies.

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