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About Us

Founded in 2012, Verity CPAs is a full-service Certified Public Accounting Firm located on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. Verity CPAs specializes in providing high-quality accounting, audit, tax and tax planning, and business consulting services to small- and medium-sized businesses and organizations throughout the state of Hawaii.

Commitment to quality

As part of our commitment to quality, the Firm is enrolled in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) Peer Review Program and has received a rating of “pass” with no deficiencies on each and every one of our peer reviews.

The Firm is also a member of the AICPA’s Government and Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Centers. These Quality Centers promote the importance of quality within an audit practice. These Quality Centers are voluntary membership centers for CPA firms that share a commitment to quality.

Firm licensure and membership

The Firm is licensed by the State of Hawaii Board of Accountancy and is staffed with professionals that are professionally licensed as Certified Public Accountants.

Accessibility to serve you

Access to our professionals is important to the success of the services being provided. You will have access to us as often as you require. We believe that our relationships with our clients extend beyond the length of a project, and we are available to help with any questions or problems throughout the year.

If you are in need of assistance from experienced CPAs and a team of highly skilled professionals, then we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about us and how we can work together.

We provide broad expertise and insights to a wide range of industries that include:

  • Agriculture

  • Alternative Energy

  • Auto Dealerships

  • Associations

  • Biotechnology

  • Construction Contractors

  • Employee Benefit Plans

  • Franchisors

  • Healthcare Clinics

  • Hospitality

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds

  • Professional Service Firms

  • Ranches

  • Real Estate Development & Sales

  • Restaurants

  • Retail Stores

  • Small Privately Held Businesses

  • Not-for-profit Organizations

Meet Our Management Team

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Dustin Verity

Managing & Founding Partner

Dustin Verity has over twenty years of providing accounting, tax, audit, and attest services to small and middle market, businesses and organizations. Dustin serves on the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee, which is a standard setting body for accounting and review standards and is...

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Michael Ito

Audit & Assurance Services Partner

Michael K. Ito has over thirty years of public accounting experience providing accounting, financial and compliance audits, financial statement review, compilation, preparation, and consulting services to small and middle-market businesses and organizations. Mike has worked with various entities in the not-for-profit, construction...

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Alicia Spencer

Tax & Accounting Services Director

Alicia Spencer has over fifteen years of tax and accounting experience in Hawaii. Alicia’s experience in tax and accounting includes providing accounting and payroll systems implementations and tax planning and compliance services. Alicia has experience in serving clients in a variety of industries including not-for-profit organizations...

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Paul Helfer

Audit & Assurance Services Director

Paul Helfer has over fifteen years of providing accounting, auditing, and assurance services to small and middle-market, businesses and organizations. Paul has extensive experience in serving real estate developers and property managers, construction contractors, professional service firms, manufacturing companies, and...

 

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Kate Fernando

Tax & Accounting Services Manager

Kate Fernando has over five years of tax and accounting experience in Hawaii. Kate specializes in individual and business taxation and her experience includes tax return preparation, IRS and State representation, and tax planning. Kate also has experience working with businesses from various industries such as healthcare, restaurants...

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