John A. Andersen
Certified Public Accountant
A founding principal of Andersen, Horie & Company, Mr. Andersen has over 40 years’ experience in public accounting. He began his career with Adams and Becker, CPAs, in New York, subsequently working in the tax departments of Peat Marwick Main and Laventhol & Horwath. He then joined Pannell Kerr Forster, first serving in their New York tax department and later in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where he rose to the position of Southwest Regional Tax Partner and was appointed to serve on the firm's National Tax Committee.
In January 1985, Mr. Andersen accepted a partnership in Edwards, Louie & Shindo, Pasadena, where he developed the firm's tax and small business accounting practice. In 1988, he founded Andersen & Company, later partnering with Karie Y. Horie to form Andersen, Horie & Company.
Mr. Andersen received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Iona College in New York. Previously, he served for three years in the United States Naval Reserves Submarine Service. He has served as Senior Vice-Commander and National Treasurer of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., and is Treasurer of the organization’s Charitable Foundation.
A Certified Public Accountant in California and New York, Mr. Andersen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past member of the Coalition of Collaborative Divorce, the International Association for Financial Planning - San Gabriel Valley Chapter, the Responsibilities in Tax Practice Subcommittee of the American Institute, and the Los Angeles Taxpayers Association. He has written articles and given speeches on pertinent tax topics.
Mr. Andersen serves on the board of the Santa Anita Family YMCA and is a 20-year member of the Kiwanis Club of Monrovia. He has served on the board of the Foothill Unity Center and held a number of regional leadership positions with the American Youth Soccer Organization. Other involvements have included the Claremont American Little League, the Claremont Chapter of Toastmasters International and the National Council on Aging, Inc., American Society of the Aging.
Karie Y. Horie
Certified Public Accountant
A founding member of Andersen, Horie & Company, Ms. Horie joined the firm in August 1990 and was appointed Manager in January 1995. Ms. Horie has been in public accounting since 1985. She began her career with Edwards, Louie & Shindo in Pasadena, where she gained experience in auditing, taxation, and health care consulting. She later joined J. Arthur Greenfield and Company in Westwood.
Ms. Horie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University. A Certified Public Accountant in California, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Horie sits on the boards of the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce and the McKinley School PTA. She has also served as a board member of the Quota International of Monrovia-Duarte, the International Business Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi (Southern California Alumni Chapter) and the Loyola Marymount University Asian Pacific Alumni Association. She is fluent in Japanese.
M. Howard Pell
Certified Public Accountant
Mr. Pell has over thirty years’ experience in public accounting. He was a member of the professional staff of Pannell Kerr Forster for thirteen years, focusing largely on the firm’s tax practice. He later became the tax partner of Rosenberg Selsman & Company, CPAs, where he practiced for ten years. In 1996, he returned to PKF as Director of Tax Services. He joined Andersen Horie & Company in 2007.
Mr. Pell is experienced in tax research and planning in a range of fields, including real estate, property and casualty insurance, manufacturing, international taxation, not-for-profit organizations, individual tax planning and compliance, and estates and trusts. His expertise encompasses all tax authority levels including federal, state and local income taxes and sales taxes.
He has conducted client seminars on a variety of topics and participated in State Society seminars for the accounting profession. His articles on tax issues have been published in The CPA Journal and The Tax Advisor. He also co-authored a book on hospital auxiliaries.
Mr. Pell received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (summa cum laude) from the New York Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York, New Jersey and Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He served on several New York State Society tax committees including: Tax-Exempt Organizations, Management of a Tax Practice, Interstate Taxes, Pension Plans, and Relations with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Pell has also served on the board of the Manhattan branch of Visions, a nonprofit organization that provides free social and rehabilitation services to the blind and visually impaired, and as board member and Treasurer of Art Center Chamber Music Concerts, a New Jersey tax-exempt organization.
Carolyn T. Wong
Ms. Wong has over 30 years of secretarial and administrative experience. She began her career as Intake Secretary for Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment, Inc. She subsequently worked as Secretary for The Bekins Company (Corporate Controllers Office); Audit Secretary for Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young); Secretary III for Bekins subsidiary U-Rent Furniture.
She came to Andersen, Horie & Company from Edwards, Louie & Shindo, Inc., where she was Secretary/Administrative Assistant. Her responsibilities there included handling personnel and fringe benefits administration, including processing of new hires and employee terminations; interacting with employees regarding fringe benefits, policies and procedures, cafeteria plan and 401K elections; and reporting to the third-party administrator; payroll; and client bookkeeping.
Ms. Wong’s areas of expertise include secretary skills, accounts payable, cash receipts, bank reconciliation, time and billing, payroll, client bookkeeping, independent contractor reporting, tax return collation, and e-File transmission of client individual income tax returns.
Kimberly D. Cameron
Mrs. Cameron came to Andersen Horie in 1998 from LMC Financial Services in Arcadia. She was promoted to a paraprofessional accounting position in 2002. Her career began in the banking industry, where she worked with Wells Fargo Bank, Foothill Independent Bank and Sanwa Bank.
Mrs. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is currently preparing to take the Enrolled Agent Exam, which will authorize her to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service.
Kaylie K. Guthrie
Ms. Guthrie attended Citrus College and is currently taking courses at Mt. San Antonio College toward earning a Bachelor’s degree.
Prior to joining Andersen, Horie & Company, she worked as Receptionist for No Sand Tan in Glendora, Office Assistant at Performance Construction, and Cashier for Homegoods in Glendora. Ms. Guthrie’s previous experience includes phone coverage, general office duties, cashiering and sales.