Meet our Team
Meet John Elhai Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - CPA, CFE, MBA, JD.
John Elhai, MBA, CPA, CFE has 25 plus 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, Vice President - 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.
Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Juris Doctor degree in Law
mobile phone:(805) 573-6837
At Mission Oaks Tax and Accounting, he has been tasked with technology implementation such as Practice Ignition, Intuit Practice Manager, TSheets (Quickbooks Time); Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Azure, QuickBooks Online, Xero, Xero Practice Manager and HubDoc, improving process and procedures and building net profitable overseas operations (offshore teams).
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 Integration with Xero, Quickbooks issues.
- Financial statements - making sure your financial records are timely and accurate.
- Internet enable your bookkeeping: ask us how