Each quarter, we recognize an employee for exemplifying the values and beliefs we hold highest at our firm:

Below are the employees we felt most deserving of this honor in 2018.

1ST QUARTER

Sam Babcock

Sam Babcock has been recognized as Employee of the 1st Quarter. Within the two years that Sam has spent with Price Paige & Company, he was recently recognized as employee of the year for 2017 and has been nominated as the 1st Quarter Employee. He continues to excel in everything he does and is a great team player with Price Paige & Company. During this past tax season, Sam kept himself busy by managing his work load, reviewing tax returns, and training and mentoring new staff. Sam’s peers value and praise him for his ability to teach and the encouragement he provides. Sam shows his dedication in the work he performs and in providing great client service. Many clients have been pleased with his patience and willingness to help.

We are grateful to have such a tremendous individual be a part of the PPC family!

2ND QUARTER

Marie Knapp

Marie Knapp has been recognized as Employee of the 2nd Quarter. Marie first started at Price Paige and Company as an intern and has now been with the firm for over twelve years. As a Tax Supervisor, her peers acknowledge her abilities to train and oversee staff. This summer, Marie was busy managing summer trainings for the tax department, which has proven to be very effective in the growth of not only staff, but managers, as well. She has also been working with managers in refining tax procedures and work papers to ensure better review processes and increase efficiency.

Her peers describe her as very approachable and hardworking. She always has a smile on her face and maintains a positive attitude. On top of it all, Marie is a die-hard Giants fan!

3RD QUARTER

Karen Sisneros

Karen Sisneros has been recognized as Employee of the 3rd quarter. She has been with Price Paige & Company for more than two years as our receptionist. In this short time, she has become a crucial member of the firm. Karen greets everyone like family and is always willing to accommodate the needs of anyone that asks for help. She consistently keeps the office looking nice and ready for any occasion. Our clients praise Karen for her professionalism and kindness.

Karen is truly appreciated for everything she has done for the firm. No matter what the task, Karen is always dependable to get the job done. She maintains a positive attitude and always has a smile on her face. On top of all that, Karen loves her job. We couldn’t survive without her delicious coffee!

Many of our employees have been dedicated to serving the community for their entire careers. Their philanthropic efforts only scratch the surface of the impact they’ve made in the Central Valley—which is just one of many reasons that we’re proud to have them on our team!

“All partners learned about giving back from our parents. It was instilled within us at an early age, which not only helped us in our business relationship amongst ourselves, but with our team, our clients and our business relationships. Our focus is on our community, our profession, and supporting those organizations that provide support services for each.

– Bob Price

CPA, MST, AEP, Partner, Tax Principal

Bob Price

Recognitions

  • 1993 CSCPA Outstanding Volunteer of the year
  • 2015 CSCPA of the year
  • Saint Agnes Foundation 2002 Foundation Board Member of the Year

Board Memberships (Past and Present)

  • San Joaquin Valley Planned Gifts Council (past president)
  • San Joaquin Valley Association of Financial Planners (past president)
  • Leave‐A‐Legacy Council (past chairman)
  • Fresno Estate Planning Council (past president)
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center Foundation
  • Central Valley Regional Foundation
  • Clovis Rodeo Foundation
  • Fig Garden Rotary
  • Rotary Playland
  • Fresno Chapter of CPAs (past president)
  • Planning Committees (past chair)
  • California Society of CPA’s Farm Tax and Accounting Conference
  • California Society of CPA’s Annual Estate Planning Conference
  • California Society of CPA’s Annual Advanced Estate Planning Institute

Managing Partner, Audit Principal

Fausto Hinojosa, CPA, CFE

Memberships

  • Fresno Regional Foundation (past treasurer)
  • Reading & Beyond (chair)
  • Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation (chair)
  • Fig Garden Rotary Foundation (treasurer)
  • College Church of Christ (finance committee chair)
  • CalCPA Fresno Chapter (past president)
  • State Board of Accountancy Qualifications Committee (past chair)
  • Easter Seals Central California (past treasurer)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (past board member)

Partner, Tax Principal

Mitchell T. Buckley, CPA

Memberships

  • Domus Mitus Foundation (past president, current treasurer)
  • Clovis Rodeo Foundation

Audit Manager

Josh Giosa

Memberships

  • Member of AICPA
  • Member of GFOA
  • CalCPA Fresno Chapter
  • North Fresno Rotary (honorary member)
  • North Fresno Rotary Endowment (treasurer)
  • Bullard Youth Softball (treasurer)

Audit Manager

Henry Oum, CPA

Memberships

  • Member of AICPA
  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors
  • CalCPA Fresno Chapter (past president)
  • Board Member, Storyland and Playland, Inc.

Audit Manager

Ozvaldo Gutierrez

Memberships

  • Member of AICPA
  • Member of CalCPA
  • Director (currently secretary) of the CalCPA Fresno Chapter
  • Diversity & Inclusion Lead for the CalCPA Fresno Chapter

Tax Supervisor

Sam Babcock, CPA

Memberships

  • Board member of West African Vocational Schools
  • Katey’s Kids (treasurer)
  • Fresno Pacific University (audit committee)
Price Paige & Company


If you haven’t heard, Price Paige & Company is known as the place to be. We strive to be the place to be whenever you need accounting or financial assistance. But this phrase means more to us than just serving our clients to the best of our abilities. It means going above and beyond to come up with creative solutions to financial problems, creating a culture where people genuinely want to work, giving back to the community, and so much more.

Price Paige & Company wants to be the place for all your accounting needs. We want to be your choice when you’re looking at the cost of education for your children. Our team wants to be your go-to when tax season rolls around for your small business. We strive to be the place that nonprofit organizations seek out when they want to achieve new financial goals.

Our values play a large role in helping us to maintain the quality and integrity of our company. Price Paige places an emphasis on managing from the heart first. We want our clients to know that in everything we do, we do it with their best interests in mind.

Our team is honest in all that we do. We never beat around the bush, and will always give clients our honest opinion. We choose to develop trust first, and strive to meet the highest expectations of those who invest their resources in us. Talking about your personal finances or the finances of your business isn’t always easy. Our job is to give direction, complete our tasks and manage our resources to provide our clients with the most accurate picture of their options and goals. We consistently do this with objectivity and transparency.

Price Paige seeks to exceed the expectations of our employees and clients through innovation. We want to give you options so we can work together to achieve not only your short-term goals, but also help you plan for the future of your business, your life and even for the next generation. We consistently gain a competitive advantage for our clients by investing in our employees. We develop creative professionals who continuously improve internal systems, enabling them to deliver efficient and valuable services to our clients.

We audit approximately 50 governmental entities and 30 nonprofit organizations. This gives us a significant breadth of experience. Our client list has included large, sophisticated entities including the County of Fresno, the County of Madera and Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission to name just a few. We also conduct more than 30 federal compliance audits annually—the size of these audits has been as large as $650 million in federal revenue. We have experience with a wide variety of educational, social service, housing, and transportation programs.

We not only pride ourselves on the work we do, but also the quality and caliber of our employees. We strive to be a place where employees are proud to call us their employers. We want to be the first place someone looks to if they are interested in an accounting career.

Our employees, clients and community partners motivate us to be outstanding in all that we do. We are inspired and ruled by their success. We share their passion for the work they do and the lives they touch. Price Paige & Company is the place to be. Join us.