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About Us


For over 20 years, D.A. Rogers & Associates, Inc. has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. D.A. Rogers & Associates Inc.'s expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning. The firm has a staff of dedicated, experienced, knowledgeable and highly competent personnel who are trained and licensed to offer a broad range of tax and business services with emphasis on retirement and estate tax issues.

D.A. Rogers & Associates Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Gardena. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. D.A. Rogers & Associates Inc. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Gardena's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Gardena. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose D.A. Rogers & Associates Inc. receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Derrick A. Rogers, CPA, MBA 310-324-8120 x261

Derrick is a Registered Representative of National Planning Corporation (NPC) and an Investment Advisor Representative with The Sudol Group of NPC Financial Advisors. He is a Certified Public Accountant; Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting; Certified Estate Planner and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration.

Derrick is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the National Society of Accountants. He has over 30 years of experience in tax and business planning and has served extensively as President of the Board of Directors of a major non-proit organization in the Los Angeles area.

Stephen Z. Naftali, CPA 310-324-8120 x264

Steve is a Certified Public Accountant with over 27 years of experience in tax and accounting for individuals and small to medium sized businesses. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Statistics, and continues his professional education to keep on top of the ever changing tax and business landscape. He has represented clients in IRS and other governmental audits and collections, resolved tax disputes, and negotiated offers in compromise with the IRS on behalf of clients. he has advised clients on financial planning and has extensive experience in real estate accounting. He enjoys hiking, biking, and making salads.

Jim G. Salfity, CPA 310-324-8120 x262

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience in tax planning, preparation and accounting for individuals and closely-held business enterprises. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jim graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Jim also utilizes continuing education courses and practical applications to gain a solid understanding of estate planning and trust administration.

Lorraine Lewis, E.A. 310-324-8120 x260

Lorri is an Enrolled Agent (EA) authorized to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board. She has over 20 years of experience in Corporate, Partnership, Limited Liability Companies, Trust/Estate and Individual tax work.

An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.