Meet Our Team

Meet our Team

Meet John Elhai - CPA, CFE, MBA, JD,

John Elhai, MBA, CPA, CFE has 25 years experience in Accounting and Finance. He has extensive industry experience in tax resolution with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB), banking, public and private corporations. Mr. Elhai taught Business, Accounting, Finance and Economics at The Brooks Institute at their Ventura campus. Mr. Elhai received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University, Pomona with a major in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. He also holds a master’s in business administration from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, with a major in Finance with a focus on International Business and a JD from Southern California Institute of Law. He specializes in the needs of Individuals, Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Trusts and Estate. He also provides Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination services to his clients and the legal community.

Meet Arnie Blitstein, Enrolled Agent.

Arnie Blitstein is a loving father to his children. He has been married to the love of his life Jackie. His early childhood was spent growing up in Chicago. He started helping his mother with their family business: his had a natural ability to understand numbers and expanded his interest in finances, bookkeeping for his family business at a young age. He received his Bachelors degree in Accounting from California Lutheran University. 

Arnie is passionate about helping people. As an Enrolled Agent, Arnie represents individuals and businesses helping resolve issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). He helps doctor's offices and corporate clients embrace mobile-friendly technology such as cloud based bookkeeping though his expertise in Xero and Quicbooks online.  Arnie Blitstein epitomizes integrity energy and hard work in every aspect of your business transaction or tax related issues. 

Arnie, is member of BNI - the world's eminent business networking organizations where members refer business to you.

Danish Kazi, Juris Doctor (Law) - Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer 

Danish brings over 30 years hands on business development experience with startups and technology. At Mission Oaks Tax & Accounting, Danish helps clients optimize their accounting processes, procedures and position clients for ongoing growth using key performance indicators (KPI's); Mission Oaks Tax and Accounting can help you fine tune your business operations, advise you on building your technology stack to automate your business processes. In his free time, Danish enjoys building things such as startups. Danish is active in the local startup community. He is involved with philanthropic activities and volunteers through the California Lutheran Entrepreneur Center to mentor startup founders, connect them with potential angel capital, find developers to build key technology components, public relations and marketing. If you have any questions on How Mission Oaks Tax and Accounting can help you with your taxes or business, pelase e-mail him at: or call him during office hours at (805) 482-1715 x 102 or txt him during off office hours at (805) 262-7816 

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We believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

Our Duty is to our Community

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence. We provide a variety of services including:

  • Income Tax Preparation for all types of businesses, as well as individuals. We aslo assist non-profit with tax issues
  • IRS and State Audit Representation - Tax resolution / Tax garnishments
  • Payroll Reporting & Payroll Tax resolution
  • Xero or QuickBooks setup, support and training
  • Business startup services
  • Monthly bookkeeping, bank feeds, HubDoc Integrtion with Xero, Quickbooks issues.
  • Financial statements - making sure your financial records are timely and accurate.
  • Internet enable your bookkeeping: ask us how

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