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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, M. Blank & Company has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. M. Blank & Company's expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

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. M. Blank & Company is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of Orange County'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. 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 M. Blank & Company receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Marilyn Blank, CPA MBT CFP®

(949)830-5231 Ext. 102

Principal / Owner

Marilyn has been practicing as a certified public accountant since 1986. M. Blank & Company was established in 1993 after having spent 7 years with Deloitte and Touche in Los Angeles and Orange County. Marilyn received her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Southern California in 1986. In 1998, she was awarded a Masters degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Marilyn attended the financial planning program through University of California - Irvine, and in 2002 earned her designation as a Certified Financial Planner.

Prior to her career in public accounting, Marilyn was in the banking industry for 10 years. She lives in Lake Forest with her husband, Robert. When not working she enjoys spending time in San Diego with her adult children.

Andrea Scarbrough, CPA MBT

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 103

Director

Andrea has been working in public accounting since 1997. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the California State University, Fullerton in 2000. In 2004, she received a Masters in Business Taxation from University of Southern California.

Andrea started with M. Blank & Company in 2009 after having spent 9 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Orange County serving mainly private family run enterprises, primarily in the services, manufacturing and real estate sectors, doing business throughout the United States and internationally. She currently specializes in tax returns for all entities and individuals, as well as providing accounting advice and consulting for a variety of businesses. Andrea is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Andrea is married and has three small children.

Brooke Baldwin, CPA MSA

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 106

Senior Manager

Brooke has been working in public accounting since 2005. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting in 2004, as well as her Masters in Accounting from Southern Methodist University in 2005.

Brooke spent almost 9 years with Deloitte in Orange County serving a variety of industries, primarily manufacturing, consumer products and real estate. Most recently, Brooke served as the Director, Assistant Controller for a public company located in Orange County, responsible for financial reporting, technical accounting, equity transactions and accounting, and managing the general ledger, cash management, and lease accounting departments.

Brooke lives in Rancho Santa Margarita with her husband Terry, and two children, Bailey and Rebecca. She enjoys reading, exercise and family time.

Pauline Tomaiko, CPA

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 115

Tax & Accounting Supervisor

Pauline joined M. Blank & Company in November of 2010 as a staff accountant. She handles accounting projects and tax returns for all types of entities and individuals. She received a BA in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton in 2011. Pauline is married and has a 1 year old daughter, Malia.

Kris Gage, EA

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 104

Bookkeeper / Enrolled Agent

Kris has been with us for over 17 years serving a very important function of high level bookkeeping and business management services. She assists during tax season with individual and businesses tax returns. Her previous career consisted of many years of management in the healthcare field including Americair, Inc, a home heathcare provider. She has her credentials as an Enrolled Agent (licensed to practice before the IRS). When not working she enjoys her time off with her husband and two children, Mitchell and Madisen, at her family home in Catalina.

Wendy Brown, CPA

(949) 830-5231 Ext. 116

Tax Manager

Wendy graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. Since then, she has worked with various large local firms in both the audit and tax departments, focusing on small to midsized companies in the privately held and publicly traded sectors. she has also worked as an accounting and business consultant, assisting in various projects including interim controllerships, internal auditing and Sarbanes Oxley compliance procedures. She has been a CPA since 1994. Wendy joined M. Blank & Company in January of 2013.

Wendy lives in Irvine, and enjoys golfing and spending time at the beach with her family.

Jessica Bacine

(949)830-5231 Ext. 107

Staff Accountant

Jessica Started with M. Blank & Company in 2015 after relocating from New York. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Dominican College of Blauvelt in January 2015. She is currently working towards obtaining her CPA License. During her free time, Jessica enjoys taking art classes and has most recently been developing her skills in stained glass.

Jason Tu

(949)830-5231 Ext. 119

Staff Accountant

Jason started working as a staff accountant at M. Blank & Company in October 2016. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2015 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Accounting and Finance. During his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, singing, and skateboarding.