Brenda Calkins, CPA

I have had 23 years of professional experience in public and private accounting. and hold a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino, where I was a member of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society and was named to the Dean’s List.

I have worked for both Ernst & Young, and a large local CPA firms in the inland empire. My Corporate experience includes Bausch and Lomb’s ophthalmic surgical division in Claremont and Bourns corporate offices in Riverside. In addition I taught accounting at Chaffey Community College. I have owned my own CPA practice located in Lake Arrowhead from 1995-2004 and have been located in the Temecula/Murrieta area since 1995.

My primary focus has been to serve was a business consultant for small to medium sized business in the area of accounting, QuickBooks training, support and installation as a Certified Professional Advisor, and tax compliance and planning. I have also obtained a certificate of completion in Personal Financial Planning through courses taken through CalCPA education foundation.

I have been the author of several articles on accounting and tax and was a committee member for the 2008 Succession Planning Conference for the California Society of CPA’s Education Foundation as well as a speaker for the conference. I have served on the board of directors for North Oaks Homeowners Associates as treasurer and am currently on the board of directors for Global Recording Network.

Professional Affiliations:

California Society of Certified Public Accountants

California State Board of Accountancy

Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor

Community Services:

California Society of Certified Public Accountants Educations Foundation, Board Member/Speaker

North Oaks Owners Association, Board Member

Jacob’s House, Volunteer

The Oakes Holiday Centre, Sheffield, England, Short Term Missionary

Rancho Community Church, Volunteer

P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Touch, Volunteer and Corporate Accountant


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Debbie has worked in the field of bookkeeping and accounting for 30 years and enjoys the daily challenges as well as the variety that comes with it. She has worked with clients in real estate, restaurants, municipal water districts , publications, construction and trucking as well as retail and service industries. Debbie has an extensive background with computers and programs, including main frame, PC and Macs. She has worked with Sole Proprietors, Corporations, LLC’s and Limited Partnerships. Recently Debbie obtained her QuickBooks On-line Certification and is now responsible for client training as well as bookkeeping and payroll services.

Debbie is also a 4th generation native of Murrieta. Her family came to Murrieta in the late 1800’s and has been in this valley ever since. She has so many great memories of growing up in our wonderful community and through the years has learned to appreciate how rare it is to have lifelong friendships with people she has known since Kindergarten.

Debbie is an assets to Calkins Accountancy and has been a great team member and we forward to the years to come and what they may bring.


“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
Albert Einstein, (attributed)
US (German-born) physicist (1879 – 1955)